Black Sheep Squadron 1976–1978 The dramatized World War II adventures of US Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington and his Marine Attack Squadron 214, AKA The Black Sheep Squadron. Maj. Greg 'Pappy' Boyington (Robert Conrad), 1st Lt. Jerome 'Jerry' Bragg (Dirk Blocker), Lt. Bob Boyle (Larry Manetti), 1st Lt. Thomas Joseph 'T.J.' Wiley (Robert Ginty), Lt. Bob Anderson (John Larroquette), Capt. James 'Jim' Gutterman (James Whitmore Jr.). Pictured in blue is the real Major Greg "Pappy" Boyington.
4/4/14 5:17a ''Black Sheep Squadron'' Robert Conrad was Born March 1935. In the series he was older than 'Pappy'' Boyington was during WW2 and instead of 10 years it's more like 20 years difference with his young crew in the TV series. They had called him Pappy because he was 10-12 years older than the Flight Pilot Crew.