It ran for episodes six seasons from September 17, , to April 4, , on the CBS network, the longest broadcast run for an American television series inspired by that war. Bob Crane starred as Colonel Robert E. Hogan, coordinating an international crew of Allied prisoners running a special operations group from the camp. Werner Klemperer played Colonel Wilhelm Klink, the gullible commandant of the camp, and John Banner played the blundering but lovable sergeant-of-the-guard, Hans Schultz. Hogan's Heroes centers on U. The plot occurs in the fictional Stalag 13, located in an unspecified place in Nazi Germany , where the winter season is permanent. Although the nearby town of Hammelburg shares a name with a city in Bavaria, this is coincidental. The group secretly uses the camp to conduct Allied espionage and sabotage and to help escaped Allied POWs from other prison camps via a secret network of tunnels that operate under the ineptitude of commandant Colonel Klink and his main Sergeant Schultz.
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Hogan's Heroes Cast
Sign In. Edit Hogan's Heroes — Baker 24 episodes, Cynthia Lynn Marya 7 episodes, Arlene Martel Lily Frankel 2 episodes, Maurice Marsac Lady Leslie Chitterly 2 episodes, Anthony Eustrel Audrey St. Pat O'Malley Captain Mueller 2 episodes, James Savett Vladimir Minsk 1 episode, Roger C.
Colonel Robert E. Hogan, senior ranking POW officer, is the leader of the group. Hogan commanded the th Bombardment Group prior to being shot down during a raid on Hamburg when Luftwaffe Colonel Albert Biedenbender James Gregory guessed Hogan's plan and developed a successful defense. Hogan graduated third in his military class, and seems to thrive on difficult if not impossible missions. He was described by Biedenbender as having "a flair for the overcomplex" because of the complicated details of the missions he plans. Due to Hogan's care in planning operations, the skill of his staff, and Hogan's success at manipulating Klink and Schultz, Hogan's team is usually successful. 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. Hogan's men are extremely loyal to their commander, and he to them.