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Hogan's Heroes is an American television sitcom co-created by Bernard Fein and Albert S. Ruddy. The show is set during World War II, and concerns a group of Allied prisoners of war who use a German POW camp as a base of operations for sabotage and espionage purposes directed against Nazi Germany. It ran for six seasons, with 168 episodes being produced in total. The show premiered on CBS on September 17, 1965, and ran until April 4, 1971.


Series overviewEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
132September 17, 1965 (1965-09-17)April 29, 1966 (1966-04-29)
230September 16, 1966 (1966-09-16)April 7, 1967 (1967-04-07)
330September 9, 1967 (1967-09-09)March 30, 1968 (1968-03-30)
426September 28, 1968 (1968-09-28)March 22, 1969 (1969-03-22)
526September 26, 1969 (1969-09-26)March 27, 1970 (1970-03-27)
624September 20, 1970 (1970-09-20)April 4, 1971 (1971-04-04)


Pilot episodeEdit

The pilot episode, "The Informer", filmed in early 1965, aired on September 17 that year. The episode's plot centered on two new prisoners entering Stalag 13 (in this episode, referred to as Camp 13), Lieutenant Carter (played by Hovis), who escapes into the camp, and Wagner (played by Noam Pitlik), who is actually a German spy posing as an Allied prisoner. Wagner attempts to expose Hogan's operation to General Burkhalter (here known as Colonel Burkhalter), but Hogan and his men are able to discredit the spy. As punishment for his outlandish claims, the spy is sent to the Russian front.[1]

Although the series remained true to the pilot in most respects, there were some changes. Some of the prisoners' luxuries, such as an underground steam room, were eliminated to make the situation marginally more plausible. The character of Colonel Klink was made more of a fool than a villain, while his sharp accent was toned down. Klink's walk had less of the distinctive stoop. He also does not carry the riding crop he often affected during prisoner roll calls in other episodes.[1]

The major difference was that only the pilot was shot in black-and-white. After the series was sold to CBS, the network announced a major push in color programming for the 1965–66 season, and so the rest of the season (and the series) was filmed in color.

The character of Vladimir Minsk, a Soviet POW played by Leonid Kinskey, was intended to be a series regular. However, Kinskey declined to continue with the series. Stewart Moss, who played an American POW named Olson in the pilot, also declined an offer to become a series regular. Larry Hovis was intended to be a guest star in the pilot only. However, producer Ed Feldman was impressed by his performance and, after Kinskey and Moss declined to take part in the series, was offered a regular role. Hovis's character was changed from a lieutenant to a sergeant. According to Hovis, Feldman chose to do this because "sergeants are more sympathetic." Although Hovis's character had escaped at the end of the pilot, Feldman did not see this as a problem because he believed "no one will care".[1]

Season 1 (1965–66)Edit

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"The Informer"Robert ButlerT : Richard M. Powell;
S/T : Bernard Fein,
Albert S. Ruddy
September 17, 1965 (1965-09-17)
Pilot episode: At Stalag 13, a German prisoner-of-war camp, Colonel Robert Hogan and his fellow cohorts are a subversive group with many hidden talents. However, a spy has been planted amongst the men by the Germans. And when he learns of the gang's subversive operations, "Hogan's Heroes" must act fast to discredit him. This is the only Black-and-white episode in the series. Timeline: the date given is February 1942.
22"Hold That Tiger"Robert ButlerRichard M. PowellSeptember 24, 1965 (1965-09-24)
When Colonel Klink boasts that the Nazis' new tiger tank will lead the Germans to victory, Colonel Hogan devises a plan to get his hands on one of the vehicles, have it dismantled, send its blueprints to the Allies, and reassemble it—right under Klink's nose.
33"Kommandant of the Year"Robert ButlerLaurence MarksOctober 1, 1965 (1965-10-01)
To give a scientist access to a rocket being kept in Stalag 13, Col. Hogan arranges for Kommandant Klink to receive an award.
44"The Late Inspector General"Robert ButlerRichard M. PowellOctober 8, 1965 (1965-10-08)
Running a model POW camp is the only thing Klink has ever done well and he’s about to be promoted if the prisoners can’t succeed in making him look bad.
55"The Flight of the Valkyrie"Gene ReynoldsRichard M. PowellOctober 15, 1965 (1965-10-15)
Hogan’s plan to smuggle a baroness out of Germany is put in jeopardy when the Stalag receives a new senior POW who doesn’t believe the prisoners should be engaged in espionage.
66"The Prisoner's Prisoner"Gene ReynoldsR.S. Allen,
Harvey Bullock
October 22, 1965 (1965-10-22)
Having kidnapped a German general, Hogan must convince General Schmidt that he is in need of medical attention in order to learn the location of his attack center.
77"German Bridge Is Falling Down"Gene ReynoldsLaurence MarksOctober 29, 1965 (1965-10-29)
After an Allied bombing mission fails to take out the Adolf Hitler bridge, Hogan’s team robs the camp arsenal to get the job done via sabotage.
88"Movies Are Your Best Escape"Howard MorrisLaurence MarksNovember 5, 1965 (1965-11-05)
With guards combing the woods for two escapees, Hogan will have to make the Germans nervous enough to drop their guard if he wants to deliver battle plans to London.
99"Go Light on the Heavy Water"Howard MorrisArthur JulianNovember 12, 1965 (1965-11-12)
A barrel of heavy water is on its way to Berlin where it will be used in atomic research if Hogan can’t find a way to steal it. (Blooper Alert: The lead German guarding the truck is armed with an American Thompson sub-machine gun. Schultz is later seen holding it, too.)
1010"Top Hat, White Tie and Bomb Sights"Gene ReynoldsLaurence MarksNovember 19, 1965 (1965-11-19)
After Col. Klink bugs Hogan’s quarters, the team scripts their own radio dramas in order to convince Klink that Hogan is a Nazi sympathizer.
1111"Happiness Is a Warm Sergeant"Gene ReynoldsLaurence MarksNovember 26, 1965 (1965-11-26)
Sergeant Schultz is relieved of his post after being found drunk on duty. It’s up to the POWs to get rid of the new sergeant and rescue Schultz’ career.
1212"The Scientist"Howard MorrisLaurence MarksDecember 3, 1965 (1965-12-03)
Corporal LeBeau masquerades as a French chemist while the prisoners smuggle the real scientist out of Germany.
1313"Hogan's Hofbrau"Gene ReynoldsLaurence MarksDecember 10, 1965 (1965-12-10)
Two ruthless officers threaten Klink into pledging much more than he can afford as a gift to the Führer, leaving Hogan’s team to come up with the cash to protect the commandant.
1414"Oil for the Lamps of Hogan"Howard MorrisLaurence MarksDecember 17, 1965 (1965-12-17)
When General Burkhalter threatens to close Stalag 13, Hogan convinces the Germans that they’re sitting on an oil well.
1515"Reservations Are Required"Gene ReynoldsLaurence MarksDecember 24, 1965 (1965-12-24)
The escape business becomes complicated when twenty unexpected escapees from Stalag 9 arrive on the doorstep, even more so when the soldier who led the break-out tries to lead an escape from Stalag 13 on his own.
1616"Anchors Aweigh, Men of Stalag 13"Howard MorrisDavid Chandler,
Jack H. Robinson
December 31, 1965 (1965-12-31)
London reports the escape sub is out of commission, leaving Hogan to build a boat to get his current escapee back to England.
1717"Happy Birthday, Adolf"Robert ButlerLaurence MarksJanuary 7, 1966 (1966-01-07)
The Allies’ probing raid is going to end in a very happy birthday for Hitler if Hogan’s team can’t knock out a line of anti-aircraft guns.
1818"The Gold Rush"Howard MorrisLaurence MarksJanuary 14, 1966 (1966-01-14)
When the Nazis store a truck filled with gold bricks looted from France at Stalag 13, the prisoners only have one objective: stealing as much as they can.
1919"Hello, Zolle"Gene ReynoldsDavid Chandler,
Jack H. Robinson
January 21, 1966 (1966-01-21)
London asks Hogan’s team to keep German General Stofle occupied at Stalag 13 while the Allies attack his command post. Plans grow complicated when Gestapo agents make an inspection of the camp.
2020"It Takes a Thief... Sometimes"Howard MorrisRichard M. PowellJanuary 28, 1966 (1966-01-28)
When Hogan’s new underground contacts turn out to be Gestapo agents, it will take some misdirection and quick thinking to save the team from their new friends. Michael Constantine guest-stars.
2121"The Great Impersonation"Gene ReynoldsLaurence MarksFebruary 4, 1966 (1966-02-04)
Hogan recruits Schultz to play the part of Kommandant Klink after Carter, Newkirk and LeBeau are captured while on a sabotage job.
2222"The Pizza Parlor"Gene ReynoldsArthur JulianFebruary 11, 1966 (1966-02-11)
Hogan decides the best way to win an Italian’s heart is with his native food when he prepares to recruit an Italian POW commandant to his side of the war, a plan which involves a complicated game of "Telephone".
2323"The 43rd, a Moving Story"Howard MorrisJames Allardice,
Tom Adair
February 25, 1966 (1966-02-25)
Hogan’s plan to relocate a mobile anti-aircraft battery is threatened when Klink’s new executive officer proves to be power-hungry and very efficient at his job.
2424"How to Cook a German Goose by Radar"Gene ReynoldsPhil SharpMarch 4, 1966 (1966-03-04)
A new prisoner irritates everyone until he reveals himself to be a general in need of assistance in directing a bombing mission.
2525"Psychic Kommandant"Gene ReynoldsPhil SharpMarch 11, 1966 (1966-03-11)
The prisoners have a brief window of time to sabotage a new noiseless plane engine before the Luftwaffe high command arrives to observe its test flight.
2626"The Prince from the Phone Company"Gene ReynoldsRichard M. PowellMarch 18, 1966 (1966-03-18)
The prisoners need cash to process escapees. Fortunately, an African prince just landed in camp who the Germans want to bribe. Doubly fortunate, he looks a lot like Sergeant Kinchloe.
2727"The Safecracker Suite"Howard MorrisLaurence MarksMarch 25, 1966 (1966-03-25)
Hogan imports a safecracker from London to protect the secrets of a man who was in on a conspiracy to kill Hitler.
2828"I Look Better in Basic Black"Howard MorrisArthur JulianApril 1, 1966 (1966-04-01)
The Stalag’s newest prisoners are a trio of beautiful women with information which would be useful to Hogan ... if he could get past their many admirers to talk to them. Jean Hale and Jackie Joseph guest star.
2929"The Assassin"Edward H. FeldmanRichard M. PowellApril 8, 1966 (1966-04-08)
Hogan’s plan to assassinate an atomic scientist runs afoul when Group Captain Crittendon unexpectedly turns up and insists on helping.
3030"Cupid Comes to Stalag 13"Howard MorrisPhil SharpApril 15, 1966 (1966-04-15)
Hogan plays matchmaker when Gen. Burkhalter suggests that Col. Klink consider marriage. The problem is that both Hogan and Klink think that the prospective bride is Burkhalter's niece when it's really her mother, Burkhalter's "dragon-lady" sister.
3131"The Flame Grows Higher"Howard MorrisT : Laurence Marks;
S/T : David Chandler,
Jack H. Robinson
April 22, 1966 (1966-04-22)
Hogan, Newkirk and LeBeau run the escape route toward London in search of traitors along the way.
3232"Request Permission to Escape"Edward H. FeldmanLaurence MarksApril 29, 1966 (1966-04-29)
Sergeant Carter requests to escape back to the U.S. after his girlfriend sends him a Dear John letter.

Season 2 (1966–67)Edit

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
331"Hogan Gives a Birthday Party"Gene ReynoldsRichard M. PowellSeptember 16, 1966 (1966-09-16)
Hogan’s plan to use a German bomber to destroy a refinery is challenged when the general (James Gregory) who shot Hogan down comes to see how his prisoner has been spending his time.
342"The Schultz Brigade"Gene ReynoldsRichard M. PowellSeptember 23, 1966 (1966-09-23)
Klink is caught in a plot against General Burkhalter and sentenced to face the firing squad if Hogan can’t bail him out.
353"Diamonds in the Rough"Gene ReynoldsLaurence MarksSeptember 30, 1966 (1966-09-30)
A Gestapo agent learns the inner workings of Hogan’s operation and demands a million dollars in diamonds in exchange for his silence.
364"Operation Briefcase"Gene ReynoldsLaurence MarksOctober 7, 1966 (1966-10-07)
The team is ordered to deliver an explosive laden briefcase to a German officer who is on his way to assassinate Hitler (see Operation Valkyrie).
375"The Battle of Stalag 13"Bob SweeneyRichard M. PowellOctober 14, 1966 (1966-10-14)
Battle lines are drawn when both the Wehrmacht and Gestapo demand the use of Stalag 13 for their own purposes. Jacques Aubuchon guest stars.
386"The Rise and Fall of Sergeant Schultz"Gene ReynoldsLaurence MarksOctober 21, 1966 (1966-10-21)
Hogan takes advantage of Schultz’ friendship with a general in order to rescue an underground agent from the Gestapo.
397"Hogan Springs"Gene ReynoldsLaurence MarksOctober 28, 1966 (1966-10-28)
After the prisoners’ tunneling causes a water pipe to burst, Hogan convinces Klink that there’s a mineral spring beneath the camp.
408"A Klink, a Bomb and a Short Fuse"Edward H. FeldmanPhil SharpNovember 4, 1966 (1966-11-04)
Gen. Burkhalter’s radio detection unit is making it impossible for the prisoners to deliver the new German codes to London, until a live bomb shows up in camp to distract the Nazis.
419"Tanks for the Memory"Gene ReynoldsLaurence MarksNovember 11, 1966 (1966-11-11)
The Germans are testing a remote controlled tank at Stalag 13, motivating the prisoners to thwart their efforts.
4210"A Tiger Hunt in Paris: Part 1"Bob SweeneyRichard M. PowellNovember 18, 1966 (1966-11-18)
Hogan and LeBeau head for Paris to rescue French resistance fighter, Tiger (Arlene Martel), from the Gestapo.
4311"A Tiger Hunt in Paris: Part 2"Bob SweeneyRichard M. PowellNovember 25, 1966 (1966-11-25)
Hogan forms an uneasy alliance with Marya, a crazy Russian spy, in order to free Tiger and Klink from Gestapo headquarters.
4412"Will the Real Adolf Please Stand Up?"Gene ReynoldsLaurence MarksDecember 2, 1966 (1966-12-02)
Increased security measures around the camp are making it impossible for the prisoners to get information out, unless Carter’s Hitler impression proves good enough to fool the Nazis.
4513"Don't Forget to Write"Gene ReynoldsLaurence MarksDecember 9, 1966 (1966-12-09)
Klink accidentally volunteers for combat duty and must turn to Hogan for help in retaining his current post.
4614"Klink's Rocket"Bob SweeneyArt Baer,
Ben Joelson
December 16, 1966 (1966-12-16)
The plan is simple: convince the Germans to bomb a decoy rocket gun factory thus leading them into an Allied trap. Now if Carter can only remember his lines before the Gestapo drags him away.
4715"Information Please"Edward H. FeldmanLaurence MarksDecember 23, 1966 (1966-12-23)
A German spy in London sends word that intelligence reports are being sent from the Stalag 13 area, prompting the Luftwaffe to spread false information and insert a spy among the prisoners.
4816"Art for Hogan's Sake"Gene ReynoldsLaurence MarksDecember 30, 1966 (1966-12-30)
LeBeau’s love for France overwhelms his better judgment when Manet's The Boy with the Fife is brought to camp for safe keeping until Göring's birthday.
4917"The General Swap"Gene ReynoldsR.S. Allen,
Harvey Bullock
January 6, 1967 (1967-01-06)
American General Barton may think Hogan’s a traitor, but the colonel’s orders are to rescue the general, even if it means kidnapping a German field marshal to get the job done.
5018"The Great Brinksmeyer Robbery"Bob SweeneyPhil SharpJanuary 13, 1967 (1967-01-13)
When their bribe money goes up in smoke, Hogan’s team plans a bank robbery.
5119"Praise the Führer and Pass the Ammunition"Bob SweeneyJack ElinsonJanuary 20, 1967 (1967-01-20)
The prisoners celebrate Klink’s birthday by swapping live ammunition for the dummy stuff meant to be used in a war game.
5220"Hogan and the Lady Doctor"Gene ReynoldsLaurence MarksJanuary 27, 1967 (1967-01-27)
Hogan must swallow his pride and better judgment when a civilian scientist is put in charge of his team for a sabotage operation in a chemical research laboratory. Ruta Lee guest stars.
5321"The Swing Shift"Edward H. FeldmanArt Baer,
Ben Joelson
February 3, 1967 (1967-02-03)
London is too backlogged on bombing targets to deal with a local cannon factory so the team dons civilian dress and heads in to do some sabotage. Things are going well until Newkirk is drafted into the German army.
5422"Heil Klink"Edward H. FeldmanRichard M. PowellFebruary 10, 1967 (1967-02-10)
The Gestapo is hot on the trail of Brauner, a financial genius Hogan is currently hiding. Defying the Gestapo is going to require building up Klink’s confidence, and convincing him his orders are coming directly from the Führer.
5523"Everyone Has a Brother-in-Law"Edward H. FeldmanLaurence MarksFebruary 17, 1967 (1967-02-17)
Klink’s new junior officer is Gen. Burkhalter’s brother-in-law. He’s efficient, ambitious, and needs to be disposed of if the POWs want a chance to blow up a munitions train.
5624"Killer Klink"Bob SweeneyHarvey Bullock,
R.S. Allen
February 24, 1967 (1967-02-24)
After Schultz loses his weekend pass, Klink declares Schultz won’t leave camp until he’s a tired old man. Hogan will have to prove that’s exactly what Schultz is if he wants the sergeant to make a delivery for him.
5725"Reverend Kommandant Klink"Gene ReynoldsT : Richard M. Powell;
S/T : Art Baer,
Ben Joelson
March 3, 1967 (1967-03-03)
FAFL Lt. Boucher is getting close to cracking under Gestapo Major Hochstetter’s questioning until Hogan arranges his marriage to the girl he left behind.
5826"The Most Escape-Proof Camp I've Ever Escaped From"Edward H. FeldmanBill DavenportMarch 10, 1967 (1967-03-10)
RAF sergeant Flood (Mickey Manners) is systematically escaping his way out of every stalag in Germany for fame and glory. Hogan must convince him to stay behind bars before he ruins the team’s operation.
5927"The Tower"Gene ReynoldsLaurence MarksMarch 17, 1967 (1967-03-17)
Blackmailing Gen. Burkhalter becomes necessary when Klink is put in charge of security on the radio tower Hogan’s team intends to destroy.
6028"Colonel Klink's Secret Weapon"Gene ReynoldsPhil SharpMarch 24, 1967 (1967-03-24)
After the inspector general gives Stalag 13 a near-failing grade, Klink brings in an efficiency expert to improve the camp’s standing.
6129"The Top Secret Top Coat"Howard MorrisBill DavenportMarch 31, 1967 (1967-03-31)
Klink accidentally comes into possession of top secret information which Hogan must steal from him before the Gestapo starts asking questions.
6230"The Reluctant Target"Bob SweeneyPhil SharpApril 7, 1967 (1967-04-07)
Klink and Hogan switch uniforms after Klink becomes convinced an assassin is after him.

Season 3 (1967–68)Edit

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631"The Crittendon Plan"Gene ReynoldsRichard M. PowellSeptember 9, 1967 (1967-09-09)
The sabotage job London wants the team to do sounds suicidal even before they learn Crittendon (Bernard Fox) apparently came up with the plan.
642"Some of Their Planes Are Missing"Gene ReynoldsLaurence MarksSeptember 16, 1967 (1967-09-16)
Luftwaffe pilots have been practicing with Allied planes, prompting Hogan to become social with the Germans to learn their plans.
653"D-Day at Stalag 13"Gene ReynoldsRichard M. PowellSeptember 23, 1967 (1967-09-23)

While the Allies prepare for the Normandy Invasion, Hogan’s team is given the job of distracting Hitler’s general staff—so Hogan "promotes" Klink to the rank of General!

Note: Though the Heroes and the Germans are wearing the standard winter wardrobe, the episode's timeline is clearly obvious as the first week of June, 1944.
664"Sergeant Schultz Meets Mata Hari"Gene ReynoldsLaurence MarksSeptember 30, 1967 (1967-09-30)
There’s a new romance in Schultz’s life. It’s too bad she’s a Gestapo agent.
675"Funny Thing Happened on the Way to London"Gene ReynoldsLaurence MarksOctober 7, 1967 (1967-10-07)
The Nazis’ plan to assassinate Winston Churchill hinges on their man impersonating RAF Group Captain James Roberts. To test their plan, they’ll first see if he can fool Roberts’ old army buddy: Col. Hogan.
686"Casanova Klink"Edward H. FeldmanBill DavenportOctober 14, 1967 (1967-10-14)
Sabotage plans have to be changed when the team is doubly hampered by a Gestapo agent among their underground contacts and by Gertrude Burkhalter haunting Klink’s office.
697"How to Win Friends and Influence Nazis"Bob SweeneyPhil SharpOctober 21, 1967 (1967-10-21)
Swedish scientist Karl Svenson isn’t interested enough in war to take sides.
708"Nights in Shining Armor"Gene ReynoldsLaurence MarksOctober 28, 1967 (1967-10-28)
The Allies are forced to drop a load of bullet-proof vests outside of Stalag 13, leaving Hogan’s team to deal with the logistics of getting them to the French Resistance.
719"Hot Money"Bob SweeneyLaurence MarksNovember 4, 1967 (1967-11-04)

The Nazis begin printing counterfeit Allied money at Stalag 13. To protect the post-war economy, the team must convince the lead printer that his life is in danger.

  • This is the first of two episodes that were held over from the second season.
7210"One in Every Crowd"Bob SweeneyLaurence MarksNovember 11, 1967 (1967-11-11)
Extremely unpopular American Jack Williams has had enough of POW life and he’s willing to sell out Hogan’s entire operation to earn his freedom.
7311"Is General Hammerschlag Burning?"Edward H. FeldmanRichard M. PowellNovember 18, 1967 (1967-11-18)
Kinchloe and Hogan take a trip to Paris to reconnect with Kinch’s old girlfriend and get a look at the Nazi plans for the defense of Paris. Barbara McNair guest stars.
7412"A Russian Is Coming"Bob SweeneyPhil SharpNovember 25, 1967 (1967-11-25)
Russian Lt. Igor Piotkin is motivated to get back to his squadron, and if Hogan won’t send him back to Russia he’ll escape on his own.
7513"An Evening of Generals"Bob SweeneyLaurence MarksDecember 2, 1967 (1967-12-02)
When the top Nazi generals plan a meeting in Hammelburg, London assigns Hogan’s team to perform a mass assassination job.
7614"Everybody Loves a Snowman"Bob SweeneyArthur JulianDecember 9, 1967 (1967-12-09)
As a blizzard gradually buries the stalag in snow, Hogan must contend with five increasingly restless escapees and Hochsetter’s agents sniffing around for tunnels.
7715"The Hostage"Edward H. FeldmanRichard M. PowellDecember 16, 1967 (1967-12-16)
Russian spy Marya (Nita Talbot) has been telling her lover quite a lot about Hogan’s operation and the general is eager to bait the team into revealing themselves.
7816"Carter Turns Traitor"Howard MorrisRichard M. PowellDecember 23, 1967 (1967-12-23)

Carter’s acting skills are put to the test when he must convince the Nazis that he’s a chemist and willing to turn traitor. He might pull it off, if someone doesn’t assassinate him before he can learn the location of the chemical plant.

  • This is the second of two episodes that were held over from the second season.
7917"Two Nazis for the Price of One"Bruce BilsonPhil SharpDecember 30, 1967 (1967-12-30)
London orders the team to return home after the Gestapo begins pumping Hogan for information about something called the Manhattan Project.
8018"Is There a Doctor in the House?"Edward H. FeldmanArthur JulianJanuary 6, 1968 (1968-01-06)
LeBeau’s mustard plaster might not useful for curing Klink of his flu, but it could come in handy for distracting the Gestapo away from the team’s current escapee. NOTE: For some unknown reason, this episode does not include a canned laugh track. It's interesting to hear the jokes told without any laughter inserted.
8119"Hogan, Go Home"Edward H. FeldmanBill DavenportJanuary 13, 1968 (1968-01-13)
When the Americans ask for their colonel back, Hogan is initially willing to head home, until he learns his replacement is Crittendon.
8220"Sticky Wicket Newkirk"John RichRichard M. PowellJanuary 20, 1968 (1968-01-20)
Newkirk is captured while on a reconnaissance mission and is scheduled for transfer. Defying orders, he flees back to Hammelburg to rescue a girl.
8321"War Takes a Holiday"Bruce BilsonArt Baer,
Ben Joelson
January 27, 1968 (1968-01-27)

When the Gestapo store several underground leaders in Stalag 13, Hogan decides the best way to free them is to convince the Nazis that the war is over.

Note: Carter (Larry Hovis) does not appear in this episode. His place is temporarily taken by Thomas (William Christopher).
8422"Duel of Honor"Edward H. FeldmanRichard M. PowellFebruary 3, 1968 (1968-02-03)
To smuggle a list of names out of Germany, Hogan devises an elaborate plan involving Klink believing a woman (Antoinette Bower) has fallen in love with him.
8523"Axis Annie"John RichLaurence MarksFebruary 10, 1968 (1968-02-10)
In need of a trip to town to deliver maps to an underground agent, Hogan, Newkirk and LeBeau agree to record radio messages for the German propaganda ministry.
8624"What Time Does the Balloon Go Up?"Marc DanielsArthur JulianFebruary 17, 1968 (1968-02-17)
The team isn’t sure what kite flying, basket making and tent building have to do with planning an escape, but they’re pretty sure Hogan has finally gone crazy.
8725"LeBeau and the Little Old Lady"Bruce BilsonArthur JulianFebruary 24, 1968 (1968-02-24)
LeBeau races to the rescue of his very beautiful underground contact while still trying to keep the other boys away from his girl by insisting she’s a little old woman.
8826"How to Escape from Prison Camp Without Really Trying"Edward H. FeldmanBill DavenportMarch 2, 1968 (1968-03-02)
The team isn’t sure how London expects five unarmed men to keep 10,000 German soldiers from moving for a few days, but the answer might solve their own problems of a Gestapo takeover going on in camp.
8927"The Collector General"Bruce BilsonLaurence MarksMarch 9, 1968 (1968-03-09)
The team decides to steal from a thief when a Nazi general outfits a nearby mine as a storage place for looted museum pieces.
9028"The Ultimate Weapon"Marc DanielsRichard M. PowellMarch 16, 1968 (1968-03-16)
Schultz attracts Berlin’s notice when he suddenly acquires the ability to predict Allied bombing raids and attacks on the Eastern front.
9129"Monkey Business"Bob SweeneyArthur JulianMarch 23, 1968 (1968-03-23)
When the Hammelburg Zoo is hit in a bombing raid, the prisoners adopt Freddy, a stray chimpanzee, as their new camp mascot.
9230"Drums Along the Dusseldorf"Bob SweeneyArthur JulianMarch 30, 1968 (1968-03-30)
Sabotage plans go wrong, forcing Hogan to rely on Carter’s archery skills to destroy a truck carrying jet fuel.

Season 4 (1968–69)Edit

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931"Clearance Sale at the Black Market"Edward H. FeldmanLaurence MarksSeptember 28, 1968 (1968-09-28)
Schultz stumbles into a meeting of black market dealers and abruptly finds himself transferred to the Russian front.
942"Klink vs. the Gonculator"Bruce BilsonPhil SharpOctober 5, 1968 (1968-10-05)
Carter’s overelaborate rabbit trap proves excellent at catching Nazis when Hogan uses it to lure an electrical expert into camp.
953"How to Catch a Papa Bear"Bruce BilsonLaurence MarksOctober 12, 1968 (1968-10-12)
The Gestapo’s well laid plan to catch Col. Hogan results in them bagging Newkirk instead.
964"Hogan's Trucking Service... We Deliver the Factory to You"Edward H. FeldmanBill DavenportOctober 19, 1968 (1968-10-19)
After Crittendon declares himself leader of the local underground, Hogan struggles to complete his current mission in spite of Crittendon’s assistance.
975"To the Gestapo with Love"Bruce BilsonArthur JulianOctober 26, 1968 (1968-10-26)
It’s time to play the psychological warfare game when the Gestapo brings in three beautiful women interrogators to charm information out of the lonely POWs.
986"Man's Best Friend Is Not His Dog"Bruce BilsonPhil SharpNovember 2, 1968 (1968-11-02)
Handing off a roll of film to the team’s contact would be much easier if LeBeau’s dog would tell them where he buried it.
997"Never Play Cards with Strangers"Marc DanielsLaurence MarksNovember 9, 1968 (1968-11-09)
Hogan suffers through several boring dinner parties while his team struggles to blow up a factory.
1008"Color the Luftwaffe Red"Marc DanielsLaurence MarksNovember 16, 1968 (1968-11-16)
The team offers to paint the new Luftwaffe headquarters in order to plant some bugs.
1019"Guess Who Came to Dinner?"Marc DanielsArthur JulianNovember 23, 1968 (1968-11-23)
Informant Heidi Eberhardt is desperate to get out of Germany, but when her underground contact is arrested Hogan has second thoughts about her loyalty.
10210"No Names Please"Marc DanielsLaurence MarksNovember 30, 1968 (1968-11-30)
Hogan and Klink deal with a Gestapo spy among the guards after a war reporter reveals details of Hogan’s operation to the newspapers.
10311"Bad Day in Berlin"Richard KinonLaurence MarksDecember 7, 1968 (1968-12-07)
To catch a spy, Hogan teams up with a deep-cover American spy (Harold J. Stone) and takes a trip to Berlin.
10412"Will the Blue Baron Strike Again?"Marc DanielsArthur JulianDecember 14, 1968 (1968-12-14)
There’s a secret airfield somewhere in the area which London would love to bomb. Now Hogan just has to help Klink reunite with an old classmate to learn the location.
10513"Will the Real Colonel Klink Please Stand Up Against the Wall?"Richard KinonBill DavenportDecember 21, 1968 (1968-12-21)
Carter, disguised as Klink, is spotted while on his way to a sabotage job. While the team takes out the targeted train, Hogan must concoct an alibi for Klink before the firing squad is assembled.
10614"Man in a Box"Richard KinonLaurence MarksDecember 28, 1968 (1968-12-28)
LeBeau’s small stature makes him perfect for smuggling into a research facility.
10715"The Missing Klink"Marc DanielsBill DavenportJanuary 4, 1969 (1969-01-04)
After a kidnapper grabs the wrong target, Hogan must convince Burkhalter and Hochstetter that Klink is worth rescuing. Will Klink escape being executed by the Underground-only to be shot by the Gestapo?
10816"Who Stole My Copy of Mein Kampf?"Bruce BilsonPhil SharpJanuary 11, 1969 (1969-01-11)
The team has second thoughts about following London’s orders when they learn their assassination target is a woman (Ruta Lee).
10917"Operation Hannibal"Bruce BilsonLaurence MarksJanuary 18, 1969 (1969-01-18)
Hogan will have to play by someone else’s rules when a general’s daughter offers him vital information, but only on her terms.
11018"My Favorite Prisoner"Bruce BilsonLaurence MarksJanuary 25, 1969 (1969-01-25)
Klink’s plan to use a lovely baroness (Marj Dusay) to charm information out of Hogan works to the colonel’s advantage when London asks him to leak a false defense report.
11119"Watch the Trains Go By"Bruce BilsonLaurence MarksFebruary 1, 1969 (1969-02-01)
With Klink doubling security and London demanding results, Hogan will have to rely on Gertrude (Alice Ghostley) to deliver a distraction while he blows up a train.
11220"Klink's Old Flame"Bruce BilsonArthur JulianFebruary 8, 1969 (1969-02-08)
Klink must find a way to look worse than usual when he learns that his old girlfriend, now engaged to a Gestapo general, may still be in love with him.
11321"Up in Klink's Room"Bruce BilsonHarvey Bullock,
R.S. Allen
February 15, 1969 (1969-02-15)
Hogan feigns illness to gain access to the local hospital and his wounded contact inside it.
11422"The Purchasing Plan"Marc DanielsLaurence MarksFebruary 22, 1969 (1969-02-22)
Carter’s solution to the Stalag’s financial problems may also offer a solution to Hogan’s ammunition distribution problems.
11523"The Witness"Marc DanielsRichard M. PowellMarch 1, 1969 (1969-03-01)
Hogan is forced to play Marya’s games when she arranges for him to be present at the testing of a new rocket.
11624"The Big Dish"Edward H. FeldmanBen GershmanMarch 8, 1969 (1969-03-08)
As the ack-ack blasts Allied fighters from the sky, the team races to destroy a new radar dish and discredit the British scientist (Karen Steele) who created it.
11725"The Return of Major Bonacelli"Jerry LondonArthur JulianMarch 15, 1969 (1969-03-15)
Hogan’s Italian contact has been compromised and needs to be smuggled out of the country but only if German cuisine doesn’t kill him first.
11826"Happy Birthday, Dear Hogan"Marc DanielsArthur JulianMarch 22, 1969 (1969-03-22)
Belatedly realizing the information they’ve sent London is a Gestapo trap, the team struggles to undo the damage they’ve done, without letting the colonel know.

Season 5 (1969–70)Edit

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1191"Hogan Goes Hollywood"Edward H. FeldmanS : Tony Thomas;
T : Richard M. Powell
September 26, 1969 (1969-09-26)
Klink turns Stalag 13 into a propaganda film set after a Hollywood movie star turned soldier (Alan Oppenheimer) is placed in the camp.
1202"The Well"Bruce BilsonLaurence MarksOctober 3, 1969 (1969-10-03)
When the German’s new code book ends up at the bottom of the well, the airmen will have to take a lesson from the navy to get it back.
1213"The Klink Commandos"Edward H. FeldmanRichard M. PowellOctober 10, 1969 (1969-10-10)
Marya’s latest lover is using her as bait to scoop up her underground contacts. Hogan’s team may have to volunteer for service on the Russian front to keep their operation safe.
1224"The Gasoline War"Richard KinonLaurence MarksOctober 17, 1969 (1969-10-17)
When a gas station is installed at Stalag 13, the prisoners must find a way to sabotage the war effort without revealing their home base.
1235"Unfair Exchange"Richard KinonLaurence MarksOctober 24, 1969 (1969-10-24)
The team take Gertrude (Kathleen Freeman) hostage in order to rescue an underground operative.
1246"The Kommandant Dies at Dawn"Richard KinonArthur JulianOctober 31, 1969 (1969-10-31)
Klink spills Luftwaffe secrets at a dinner party and is sentenced to face the firing squad.
1257"Bombsight"Richard KinonR.S. Allen,
Harvey Bullock
November 7, 1969 (1969-11-07)
The already difficult task of sabotaging the new German bombs becomes further complicated when Newkirk is caught with his hands in Klink’s safe.
1268"The Big Picture"Bruce BilsonLaurence MarksNovember 14, 1969 (1969-11-14)
The camp budget begins to disappear when a Gestapo major blackmails the kommandant.
1279"The Big Gamble"Marc DanielsLaurence MarksNovember 21, 1969 (1969-11-21)
When an American bomber crashes outside the gates, the team puts their forgery and card shark skills to work to swap out a vital piece.
12810"The Defector"Jerry LondonLaurence MarksNovember 28, 1969 (1969-11-28)
Defector Field Marshal Rudolph Richter (Harold J. Stone) panics when the Gestapo comes for him and flees to Stalag 13 days before Hogan is prepared to smuggle him out of Germany.
12911"The Empty Parachute"Marc DanielsPhil SharpDecember 5, 1969 (1969-12-05)
To spook a courier into unchaining a briefcase from his wrist, the team convinces security that there’s a commando somewhere in camp.
13012"The Antique"Bruce BilsonArthur JulianDecember 12, 1969 (1969-12-12)
With the underground courier network down, the team will have to find a new way to spread information across the continent. Maybe Klink’s new interest in antiques will help.
13113"Is There a Traitor in the House?"Marc DanielsArthur JulianDecember 19, 1969 (1969-12-19)
Newkirk turns traitor on international radio after the team’s wireless breaks before they can send London bombing coordinates.
13214"At Last—Schultz Knows Something"Bruce BilsonLaurence MarksDecember 26, 1969 (1969-12-26)
Finding the German’s new atomic research facility is proving to be a challenge, even with Klink as its new head of security.
13315"How's the Weather?"Marc DanielsR.S. Allen,
Harvey Bullock
January 2, 1970 (1970-01-02)
London’s request for daily wind and weather reports results in the prisoners getting creative in their ways of acquiring and losing balloons.
13416"Get Fit or Go Fight"Jerry LondonBill DavenportJanuary 9, 1970 (1970-01-09)
With escapes in the other stalags reaching a critical level, Burkhalter demands his officers pass a physical or be sentenced to get in shape on the Russian front. Klink doesn’t look capable of passing, unless the prisoners give him a hand.
13517"Fat Hermann, Go Home"Edward H. FeldmanRichard M. PowellJanuary 16, 1970 (1970-01-16)
To retrieve museum pieces the Nazis have been looting, Marya convinces Schultz to play the part of Hermann Göring.
13618"The Softer They Fall"Richard KinonLaurence MarksJanuary 23, 1970 (1970-01-23)
The Nazis intend to prove they’re the master race, even if it means cheating their way through a boxing match between Bruno the Stalag guard and Kinchloe.
13719"Gowns by Yvette"Bruce BilsonArthur JulianJanuary 30, 1970 (1970-01-30)
Wedding bells are ringing in Hammelburg and Hogan’s anxious to help with the planning if it means he can get in touch with an underground operative.
13820"One Army at a Time"Edward H. FeldmanLaurence MarksFebruary 13, 1970 (1970-02-13)
Carter finds himself promoted to corporal in the Wehrmacht after he’s caught in uniform while on a sabotage job.
13921"Standing Room Only"Jerry LondonLaurence MarksFebruary 20, 1970 (1970-02-20)
With fifteen escapees awaiting transfer and a Luftwaffe major threatening to expose Klink’s theft of camp funds, Hogan has his hands full dealing with trouble.
14022"Six Lessons from Madame LaGrange"Jerry LondonArthur JulianFebruary 27, 1970 (1970-02-27)
The prisoners debate fight or flight when they learn a traitor in the underground will soon be revealing their names to Major Hochstetter.
14123"The Sergeant's Analyst"Bruce BilsonBill DavenportMarch 6, 1970 (1970-03-06)
Schultz is headed for the Russian front after Gen. Burkhalter catches him napping in the prisoners’ barracks unless the POWs can hastily convert Schultz into a respectable German soldier.
14224"The Merry Widow"Edward H. FeldmanHarvey Bullock,
R.S. Allen
March 13, 1970 (1970-03-13)
To deliver information on deactivating landmines to London, Hogan concocts the legend of the merry widow and sends Klink to woo the most tantalizing woman in Germany (Marj Dusay).
14325"Crittendon's Commandos"Edward H. FeldmanBill DavenportMarch 20, 1970 (1970-03-20)
Hogan’s team takes over an abduction job after Crittendon’s commando team is captured. Unfortunately, Crittendon is still at large and eager to help.
14426"Klink's Escape"Bruce BilsonHarvey Bullock,
R.S. Allen
March 27, 1970 (1970-03-27)
Hogan allows Klink to take over the escape planning business when the kommandant decides to locate the underground station assisting escapees.

Season 6 (1970–71)Edit

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1451"Cuisine à la Stalag 13"Jerry LondonLaurence MarksSeptember 20, 1970 (1970-09-20)
Gen. de Gaulle's call-to-arms inspires LeBeau to leave his current post and return to service in the Free French Army.
1462"The Experts"Marc DanielsLaurence MarksSeptember 27, 1970 (1970-09-27)
After the Gestapo murders a Stalag 13 guard, the team rushes to the rescue of his research partner before another man can be killed.
1473"Klink's Masterpiece"Richard KinonPhil SharpOctober 4, 1970 (1970-10-04)
To smuggle maps out of camp, Hogan encourages Klink to feed his artistic side.
1484"Lady Chitterly's Lover: Part 1"Edward H. FeldmanRichard M. PowellOctober 11, 1970 (1970-10-11)
When Lord Chitterly arrives in Germany to negotiate the surrender of England, Hogan will have to rely on Crittendon to perform a decent acting job for once.
1495"Lady Chitterly's Lover: Part 2"Edward H. FeldmanRichard M. PowellOctober 18, 1970 (1970-10-18)
Hogan may not trust Lady Chitterly (Anne Rogers), but he’ll have to follow her plan or else both he and Crittendon are in a world of trouble.
1506"The Gestapo Takeover"Irving J. MooreLaurence MarksOctober 25, 1970 (1970-10-25)
Hogan resorts to blackmail after the Gestapo begin a takeover of the Luftwaffe Stalags.
1517"Kommandant Schultz"Marc DanielsLaurence MarksNovember 1, 1970 (1970-11-01)
Absolute power corrupts instantly when Schultz is given full command of Stalag 13.
1528"Eight O'Clock and All Is Well"Richard KinonLaurence MarksNovember 8, 1970 (1970-11-08)
New prisoner Captain Martin (Monte Markham) seems legit, but with the Gestapo sniffing around the colonel isn’t taking chances—especially with an ammunition train in need of destroying.
1539"The Big Record"Richard KinonR.S. Allen,
Harvey Bullock
November 15, 1970 (1970-11-15)
The team is forced to get creative when heightened security won’t let them anywhere near a top secret meeting going on in the rec hall.
15410"It's Dynamite"Bob SweeneyLaurence MarksNovember 22, 1970 (1970-11-22)
The dynamite the Gestapo is storing in the cooler is making everyone uneasy. To further alarm the POWs, the dynamite trucks leaving camp seem to be mysteriously disappearing.
15511"Operation Tiger"Jerry LondonLaurence MarksNovember 29, 1970 (1970-11-29)
London declares rescuing Tiger from the Gestapo to be too dangerous a task to perform, but Hogan is willing to disobey orders when it involves someone he loves.
15612"The Big Broadcast"Jerry LondonBill DavenportDecember 6, 1970 (1970-12-06)
With Hochstetter monitoring radio transmissions in the area, the team will have to find a way to make their setup portable to safely broadcast a bombing location.
15713"The Gypsy"Richard KinonHarvey Bullock,
R.S. Allen
December 13, 1970 (1970-12-13)
After being struck by lightning, LeBeau begins making increasingly amazing predictions about Col. Klink’s future glory.
15814"The Dropouts"Marc DanielsLaurence MarksDecember 27, 1970 (1970-12-27)
Carter slips up and speaks English while on a sabotage job, leading two scientists and a Gestapo agent straight to Stalag 13.
15915"Easy Come, Easy Go"Edward H. FeldmanLaurence MarksJanuary 10, 1971 (1971-01-10)
Burkhalter offers Hogan one million dollars to go to England and steal a P-51 fighter for the Nazis.
16016"The Meister Spy"Bruce BilsonR.S. Allen,
Harvey Bullock
January 17, 1971 (1971-01-17)
Major Martin, AKA Hans Strausser (Alan Bergmann), believes the hard part of his information gathering in London is over when he arrives safely in Stalag 13. But with Hogan out to learn what he knows, his troubles are just beginning.
16117"That's No Lady, That's My Spy"Jerry LondonArthur JulianJanuary 24, 1971 (1971-01-24)
Newkirk does some creative cross-dressing to deliver life-saving medicine to a wounded underground agent. Alice Ghostley guest stars as Mrs. Mannheim.
16218"To Russia Without Love"Bruce BilsonArthur JulianJanuary 31, 1971 (1971-01-31)
Kommandant Becker (H.M. Wynant) of the Eastern front wants a transfer to a warmer assignment. He’s willing to trade Hogan battle plans for Stalag 13. Now Hogan just has to convince Klink that Russia is where he wants to be.
16319"Klink for the Defense"Jerry LondonBill DavenportFebruary 7, 1971 (1971-02-07)
Luftwaffe Col. Hauptmann (Sandy Kenyon) is on trial for his life and with Klink as his defender, he’s doomed to die unless the prisoners can fabricate some evidence.
16420"The Kamikazes Are Coming"Edward H. FeldmanRichard M. PowellFebruary 21, 1971 (1971-02-21)
Marya convinces Hogan to defect to the Nazis in order to get access to a new rocket.
16521"Kommandant Gertrude"Bruce BilsonLaurence MarksFebruary 28, 1971 (1971-02-28)
Gertrude’s fiancé (Lee Bergere) is assigned as Klink’s new executive. He’s a pushover, but the woman behind the throne is smart enough to turn Stalag 13 into a real prison.
16622"Hogan's Double Life"Bruce BilsonPhil SharpMarch 7, 1971 (1971-03-07)
His search for the Hammelburg sabotage leader leads Gestapo major Pruhst (Malachi Throne) to Stalag 13 and Col. Hogan is in the crosshairs unless he can find a plausible alternative suspect.
16723"Look at the Pretty Snowflakes"Irving J. MooreArthur JulianMarch 21, 1971 (1971-03-21)
An avalanche hangs over the pass near Hammelburg in the perfect position to halt a Panzer division. Hogan’s team would love to do a little noise-making, if a particularly nasty general didn’t have them in chains.
16824"Rockets or Romance"Marc DanielsArthur JulianApril 4, 1971 (1971-04-04)
Three mobile rocket launchers are aimed at London and awaiting detonation, or destruction. With radio detection trucks patrolling the area and one rocket sitting inside Stalag 13, directing the Allied bombers could turn into a suicide mission. Timeline: Klink tells Hogan the Germans will stop the Allies from Capturing Munich, which was captured in March 1945.

Home releasesEdit

At present, the following DVD sets have been released by CBS Home Entertainment.[2]

DVD set Episodes Release date
Hogan's Heroes: The Complete First Season 32 March 15, 2005 (2005-03-15)
Hogan's Heroes: The Complete Second Season 30 September 27, 2005 (2005-09-27)
Hogan's Heroes: The Complete Third Season 30 March 7, 2006 (2006-03-07)
Hogan's Heroes: The Complete Fourth Season 26 August 15, 2006 (2006-08-15)
Hogan's Heroes: The Complete Fifth Season 26 December 19, 2006 (2006-12-19)
Hogan's Heroes: The Sixth & Final Season 24 June 5, 2007 (2007-06-05)
Hogan's Heroes: Kommandant's Kollection – The Complete Series 168 November 24, 2009 (2009-11-24)


  1. ^ a b c Royce, Brenda Scott (October 15, 1998). Hogan's Heroes: Behind the Scenes at Stalag 13. Renaissance Books. p. 22. ISBN 978-1580630313. Retrieved 2014-03-28.
  2. ^ Hogan's Heroes Archived 2015-06-22 at the Wayback Machine at

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