The lesson for television executives and producers alike: final episodes could be profitable as well as fun. Kinchloe has remarkable ability when participating in undercover activities, but because of his skin color his roles outside of the camp are limited. He is a member of the German underground, and secretly in league with Hogan and his men. At the same time General Stauffen will be conducting an inspection of Stalag 13. Although outranked by , Kinch acts as second in command in Hogan's crew and is Chief of Operations. Hogan results in them bagging Newkirk instead. Claude Boucher's plane is shot down and he is brought to Stalag 13 to be interrogated by Major Hochstetter.
An earlier episode had actually involved the brass bringing Hogan back home, cashing in on his accomplishments by having him lead bond drives throughout the country. Feldman Laurence Marks January 10, 1971 1971-01-10 Burkhalter offers Hogan one million dollars to go to England and steal a for the Nazis. 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. He often arrives with poor timing, such as informing Klink that an important guest has arrived unannounced, much to Klink's displeasure. Shultz was more obvious, but Klink was not one for violence or punishment.
Sigrid Valdis appeared as a different character in one episode before obtaining the role of Hilda. Bobby and Bill fly to Hollywood often and hang out with friends. Because Gruber is hard-nosed and not easy to manipulate, the prisoners desperately want to get Klink back. So what do you suppose would happen if the fake explosives planned for the exercises were somehow replaced with live ammunition? 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. Now Hogan just has to convince Klink that Russia is where he wants to be. The allies want it photographed and then destroyed.
Feldman Ben Gershman March 8, 1969 1969-03-08 As the blasts Allied fighters from the sky, the team races to destroy a new radar dish and discredit the British scientist who created it. Klink is for the most part portrayed as a vain, muddling, and incompetent career officer rather than as an evil German or ardent Nazi. Some of the prisoners' luxuries, such as an underground steam room, were eliminated to make the situation marginally more plausible. Like LeBeau, Newkirk is very patriotic of his country. He displays two stripes at the cuffs of his tunic sleeves indicating the rank of , which has the equivalent of a Company First Sergeant with the same pay grade as ; he wears a fictitious version of the 4th Grade.
Her previous husband, Otto, is on the , this leads General Burkhalter to arrange meetings between her and Klink in order to marry her off. It went on the air and immediately became the smash hit of the summer. Hogan is worried that a new Kommandant could replace Klink should he be found guilty. Hogan falls for the bait. Will Klink escape being executed by the Underground-only to be shot by the Gestapo? Carter is the senior though he is never shown to exercise any real authority over the other prisoners.
Nothing was mentioned on-screen about Kinchloe's departure. She is usually in a one-sided relationship as Klink does not return her affection. All goes well when Hogan's gang steals Klink's code book from his safe, photograph the contents, and returns it to its proper place. Klink, the sergeant is ordered to remain grounded at the camp. Schultz's bravado and general cluelessness to carry out his missions. In addition, visiting dignitaries often attempt to flirt with Helga and Hilda, including invitations or summonses to dinner, which occasionally aids Hogan and his men to create distractions, steal documents, or make secret in person contact.
Schultz has unwittingly been conned into making a trip to Heidelberg as a courier for the underground, but after upsetting Col. He is a ladies' man, engaging in different relationships with Klink's secretaries Helga and Hilda and most of the civilian women he comes in contact with. But when Newkirk sneaks her into the camp and shows her the gang's secret setup, she promptly reports her findings to Major Hochstetter! Powell October 14, 1966 1966-10-14 Battle lines are drawn when both the and Gestapo demand the use of Stalag 13 for their own purposes. Feldman November 4, 1966 1966-11-04 Gen. In the regular series, Carter shows a great talent in and ; He has a passion for making and producing formulas, chemicals, and explosive devices when needed. When the Nazis construct a new communications tower near Stalag 13 - one that is potentially deadly to the allies - Hogan enlists a beautiful underground agent to help destroy the tower, with Kinchloe assigned to snap some incriminating photos of Gen. What was that about history changing? A talented mimic, Kinchloe easily imitates German officers speaking over the radio or telephone.
Burkhalter plants a spy among the prisoners to expose the guilty parties. Sergeant Richard Baker, like Kinchloe, was an African-American radio expert who ran the underground communications center. Carter's efforts to manufacture some only destroy some of the tunnels underneath the prison camp, so Hogan decides to steal gunpowder from the German ammunition hut by covering the building with graffiti and then breaking into it while his men repaint it. Hogan devises a scheme to use a German plane to blow it up. Hogan nixes a mission to destroy a synthetic fuel plant because the caper is too risky. In exchange for LeBeau's cooking a dinner or banquet, Hogan bargains for extra privileges, a ruse to gain access to Klink's guests. He is shown to be inept, a bit dimwitted, cowardly, arrogantly confident, childish, and often clueless and rather gullible.
Whenever he appeared - whenever both of them appeared, it was certain that it would be one of the best episodes, the way they always lambasted Klink. To accomplish this Hogan convinces Klink he is fatigued and should have an Officer's Club to relax in. Infatuated, LeBeau believes her to be an innocent, decent woman who won't sell out to the Nazis, though Hogan never fully trusts her. The ploy works and they begin to build it but are actually building a boat with the plan of sailing Michaels out. Doubly fortunate, he looks a lot like Sergeant Kinchloe. Our co-blogger Steve suggests that Hogan might have been in charge of the Bay of Pigs invasion, which would have meant that the fiasco would have been averted, Castro toppled, and Cuba liberated.
Perhaps a 1-hour finale where we witness the Allies surround and liberate Stalag 13. Doubts cast on his fiancées honor are dispelled by bringing her to him. He is passionate about his cooking and patriotism for France, and he often spites Germans and Nazis when they commit war crimes. I still cannot watch an episode without laughing at his facial expressions, and the humor he brought to the role. Now if Carter can only remember his lines before the Gestapo drags him away. Powell January 20, 1968 1968-01-20 Newkirk is captured while on a reconnaissance mission and is scheduled for transfer. It would have been great fun to have a last episode.