During WWII, the North African Desert was
the home of The Rat Patrol, an Allied Forces
mobile division (111th Armor Recon) assigned
to terrorize and destroy the Nazi desert
forces (Afrika Korps) led by German Field
Marshal Erwin Rommel.
US Army Sergeant Sam
Troy commanded this elite group which
included US Army Private Mark Hitchcock
["The Kid"], a young recruit with a lot to
learn about fighting; US Army Private Tully
Pettigrew, a charming con artist with a
Southern accent, and Sgt. Jack Moffitt, the
British demolitions expert and archeologist
("Don't call me Sarge!").
Outfitted with two machine gun mounted
Jeeps, The Rat Patrol did their best to
thwart the advances of the German Army in
Africa. Their main nemesis was Hauptman
(Captain) Hans Dietrich.