The BEST Episodes of Combat!

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 26, 2021

Network: ABC (US)

This WWII show centered on the lives of the men from King Company. For 5 1/2 years the men of King Co. faced the enemy starting with the landing on Omaha Beach-D Day June 6, 1944. You see how they evolved from a squad of men to a family.

The Good Samaritan

#1 - The Good Samaritan

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired Jan 11, 1966

Marsini the sole survivor of an ill fated patrol blames Saunders for the fate of his fellows since Saunders has orders to keep his position and could not render aid

star 10.00
2 votes
Writers: Shirl Hendryx
Hills Are For Heroes (1)

#2 - Hills Are For Heroes (1)

Season 4 - Episode 25 - Aired Mar 1, 1966

In this two episode story Hanley and his men have to try to take out two bunkers. Hanley finds this almost hopeless with Saunders wounded. Saunders is only able to give morale support to Haley. Everything looks bleak for the men of King Company when they get a tank. They lose the tank, but in the end Caje and Kirby with cover from the tank take out the last bunker.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Vic Morrow
Writers: Gene L. Coon
The Party

#3 - The Party

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Dec 24, 1963

This episode is strictly for laughs. The squad is left in a French village to wait for a ride to meet up with Saunders and Kirby is placed in charge. Three good looking gals smile at our guys as they pass by. Kirby, Caje, and Billy immediately want to come up with a plan to delay their ride so they can woo the three gals. Littlejohn wants no part in it and tells them, "It won't work." Three Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) sergeants already have dates with the gals, and our guys connive to beat the sergeants out of their dates.

star 9.97
32 votes
Directors: John Peyser
Writers: Edward J. Lakso
Thunder from the Hill

#4 - Thunder from the Hill

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 17, 1963

Lt. Hanley and the squad are en route to meet a Capt. Boulange, the commander of the Free French Army in their sector. Their guide is a bear of a man named Massine, who has a small band of underground fighters traveling with him. Before Massine will lead Lt. Hanley to Capt. Boulange, he has an agenda of his own to accomplish. He forces Hanley to help him steal some explosives from the a German supply depot. Hanley doesn't want to do it, but has no choice.

star 9.82
33 votes
Directors: John Peyser
Writers: Edward J. Lakso
No Trumpets, No Drums

#5 - No Trumpets, No Drums

Season 1 - Episode 32 - Aired May 14, 1963

Caje must deal with killing a Frenchman. He does this by turning his attention to the dead man's daughter.The squad becomes worry about Caje. Sarge must find away to bring Caje back to reality before losing him. Saunders finds what he needs to bring Caje back when the town is attacked by the Germans.

star 9.74
34 votes
Directors: Richard Donner
Writers: Edward J. Lakso
Ambush

#6 - Ambush

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 3, 1963

When the squad arrives in a town, the French shoot a man for collaborating. His daughter blames the Americans who later learn he was actually an undercover allied agent. Regulars: Saunders, Hanley, Kirby, Caje, Billy Nelson, Littlejohn, Doc 2.

star 9.73
33 votes
Directors: Sutton Roley
Writers: Edward J. Lakso
The Quiet Warrior

#7 - The Quiet Warrior

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Mar 26, 1963

Lt. Hanley is pulled off the line and sent to London, where he discovers that he is to be used in a secret mission to aid a French physicist to escape occupied France before the Gestapo gets ahold of him. Hanley and the man's son were friends in college and Hanley spent one summer in France at the family's home and is the only man the scientist will trust - especially since it has been discovered that someone in the French resistance is a double agent.

star 9.67
36 votes
Writers: Gene Levitt
The General and the Sergeant

#8 - The General and the Sergeant

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Jan 14, 1964

John Dehner and Vic Morrow have the title roles, but they play two characters from two wars nearly thirty years apart. Upon liberation of a small French village by King Company, French General Armand Bouchard, a veteran of WWI, arrives in the street and wants to take command of Saunders' squad. While Bouchard apparently suffers from some form of dementia and is the object of ridicule by some of the villagers, he obviously has personal pride and character.

star 9.50
2 votes
Writers: Gustave Field
Gitty

#9 - Gitty

Season 4 - Episode 27 - Aired Mar 15, 1966

The squad find a young girl at a convent they are using as an O.P. (Observation Post). Saunders has to try to tell the girl her father is dead when they are attacked by the Krauts.

star 9.50
2 votes
Directors: Georg Fenady
Writers: Judith Barrows
Jonah

#10 - Jonah

Season 5 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 7, 1967

A new man believes he is bad luck and when things start happening the other in the squard start believing him.

star 9.40
5 votes
Writers: Richard Wendley, William Fay
No Hallelujahs for Glory

#11 - No Hallelujahs for Glory

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 19, 1963

Sauders resents a female photo journalist until he sees the final results.

star 9.33
39 votes
Directors: Paul Stanley
Writers: Luther Davis
The Raider

#12 - The Raider

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired Dec 28, 1965

Hanley is captured by the infamous SS Captain Reichhardt. Saunders captures Reichhardt's men but does not learn the location of Hanley.

star 9.33
3 votes
Directors: John Peyser
Writers: Kay Lenard, Jess Carneol
Hills Are for Heroes (2)

#13 - Hills Are for Heroes (2)

Season 4 - Episode 26 - Aired Mar 8, 1966

In this two episode story Hanley and his men have to try to take out two bunkers. Hanley finds this almost hopeless with Saunders wounded. Saunders is only able to give morale support to Haley. Everything looks bleak for the men of King Company when they get a tank. They lose the tank, but in the end Caje and Kirby with cover from the tank take out the last bunker.

star 9.33
3 votes
Directors: Vic Morrow
Writers: Gene L. Coon
Rescue

#14 - Rescue

Season 2 - Episode 29 - Aired Mar 31, 1964

This episode is all Lt. Hanley and a bunch of twists along the way. Concussed during an artillery barrage and separated from his platoon, Hanley starts to come out of his daze only to find he is being taken prisoner by an SS soldier. The first twist is when the SS soldier is shot by another SS soldier who frees Hanley. Then we learn the second SS soldier is really a G.I. corporal who just escaped from a holding area but his wounded Colonel is still being held by the Germans and has information valuable to the Germans.

star 9.25
4 votes
Directors: Ted Post
Writers: Edward J. Lakso
Barrage

#15 - Barrage

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 10, 1963

The Americans have been trying to take a German held hill for the last four days. Five different pilots have given five different locations for German artillery ... and they have hit them all and come up empty. Hanley's orders are to get up the hill, locate the artillery positions and report back. The squad is exhausted but marches upward. They separate and Saunders is wounded in the leg taking on a machine gun nest. Weak from his wound Saunders crawls along until he falls into an abandoned mine and discovers he is not alone.

star 9.17
6 votes
Directors: Sutton Roley
Writers: Edward J. Lakso
A Distant Drum

#16 - A Distant Drum

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 19, 1963

A wounded Lt. Hanley is pursued by a squad of Germans, and takes refuge in a French farmhouse at great peril to the mother and daughter living there.

star 9.14
7 votes
Directors: John Peyser
Writers: Jess Carneol, Kay Lenard
High Named Today

#17 - High Named Today

Season 1 - Episode 31 - Aired May 7, 1963

Hanley, Saunders and their men are worried that the reckless bravery of a reputed one-man death-squad will get them all killed.

star 9.00
9 votes
Directors: Paul Stanley
Writers: David Z. Goodman
The Long Way Home (2)

#18 - The Long Way Home (2)

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 15, 1963

Interred in a German P.O.W. camp, Sgt. Saunders and his squad must find a way to escape before they are all killed.

star 9.00
7 votes
Directors: Ted Post
Writers: Edward J. Lakso
The Little Jewel

#19 - The Little Jewel

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 12, 1963

All the squad except Kirby take to an orphan boy named Bizzue. When Caje is captured by the Kurts, the others begin to think just maybe Kirby is right.

star 9.00
7 votes
Directors: John Peyser
Writers: Shirl Hendryx
Vendetta

#20 - Vendetta

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 22, 1964

Hanley and his squad are rescued by a Greek colonel and his men.

star 9.00
6 votes
Directors: John Peyser
Writers: Ron Bishop, Wells Root
The Little Carousel

#21 - The Little Carousel

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 10, 1964

In a newly liberated French town Saunders is reluctant to accept the ministrations of a courageous thirteen year old girl whose one ambition is to serve the troops as a nurse.

star 9.00
2 votes
Writers: John Levitt
The Old Men

#22 - The Old Men

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 16, 1965

The Squad is saddled with three over-aged replacements: an injured vet of the Italian campaign who refuses to accept that he is incapable of fighting as he did as a youth, a homesick family man, and a politician with senatorial ambitions.

star 9.00
4 votes
Writers: Bob Mitchell, Esther Mitchell
Ask Me No Questions

#23 - Ask Me No Questions

Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired Feb 8, 1966

A German Lieutenant posing as an American sergeant is placed among arriving American prisoners, including Saunders. Mastin learns locations of key American units.

star 9.00
5 votes
Writers: Edward J. Lakso
The Leader

#24 - The Leader

Season 4 - Episode 31 - Aired Apr 12, 1966

Saunders has to return to H.Q. for a meeting and leaves Kirby in charge. At first being left in charge starts going to his head, After Caje is wounded and the phone lines are cut, things change fast. At first Kirby starts thinking what would Sarge do! With a little encouragement from Doc, he stops thinking about what would Sarge do and, instead, what should he do to get out of this?

star 9.00
3 votes
Directors: Georg Fenady
Writers: Bob Mitchell, Esther Mitchell
Bridgehead

#25 - Bridgehead

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 24, 1963

Hanley orders Saunders and his squad to take a bridge which is guarded by a heavily fortified house. Nick Adams guest stars as a self-centered wise-cracking private who only cares about saving his own skin. He reveals during the episode that he is a jazz drummer and is soon to be leaving the front to play in an army band entertaining troops and wants to be sure he keeps himself in one piece. In the end he sacrifices his life to complete the mission he ridiculed.

star 8.89
9 votes