Can you match these TV shows to the correct military branch?

Can you sort Gomer, Hawkeye, Bilko, Hogan, Laverne and others into the correct Armed Forces?

The Armed Forces have often served a setting for television series, from action and drama to sitcoms and sci-fi. Even sitcoms set in other spheres feature characters that enlist.

See if you can remember where your favorite TV characters served.

Can you match these series and fictional soldiers to the correct military branch? Try to avoid K.P.!

  1. Gomer Pyle joined which branch of the military?
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  2. M*A*S*H centered around doctors for which branch?
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  3. JAG was a "Judge Advocate General" for which branch?
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  4. Black Sheep Squadron was based on the real-life career of Greg "Pappy" Boyington, who served in the…?
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  5. The "Heroes" of Hogan's Heroes — Hogan, Newkirk, Kinchloe, Carter, LeBeau — all essentially served in which branches for the respective countries — England, France, and the U.S.?
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  6. Sgt. Bilko served in which branch on The Phil Silvers Show?
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  7. The A-Team had all served together in which branch?
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  8. I Dream of Jeannie's Capt. Tony Nelson served in which branch?
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  9. Men of Annapolis was the 1950s series set at this military academy.
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  10. Steve Austin, a.k.a. The Six Million Dollar Man, served in which branch?
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  11. On Laverne & Shirley, both Laverne and Shirley join which branch in season five — and a spin-off cartoon?
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  12. The dad in Major Dad served in which branch?
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  13. First Lieutenant Colleen McMurphy served in this branch during the Vietnam War on China Beach.
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  14. On The Rifleman, Lucas McCain had previously served in which branch during which war?
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  15. Major Don West of Lost in Space was a major in which fictional branch?
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  16. F Troop was a comedy about which branch?
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  17. 12 O'Clock High centered around the men of the…?
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  18. The Sixties sitcom Mona McCluskey was about a woman married to a sergeant in the…?
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Can you match these TV shows to the correct military branch?

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scp 4 days ago
Clean sweep, but I had to make an educated guess on that last one; i've never heard of Mona McCluskey.
GeoRubik scp 1 day ago
Look at his chevrons.
BrentwoodJon 5 days ago
18 of 18
Mona McCluskey ? good guess never heard of it.
leebillyold 5 days ago
18/18
I've seen 2 of these in my backyard in the last month.
The first I've seen in years, My favorite butterfly.
50 miles west of Sacramento Ca.
Nice to see them coming back.
Randall 8 days ago
Please Bring in Major Dad love Gerald Mcraney if not that show maybe Simon and Simon He should have had a much bigger career great with one-liners!
Evan 9 days ago
11/18. Tough one. A few bad guesses
Benny 10 days ago
I got 15 should be 16 of 18 damm fat fingers lol
Martin 10 days ago
#5 is wrong. The Air Force didn't exist until after World War II. It was a branch of the Army before that, called the Army Air Corps.
BobD Martin 7 days ago
For Hogan, Carter, and Kinchloe, you are technically correct, although at the time it was commonly referred to as simply the "Air Force". Newkirk served in the Royal Air Force, and LeBeau I assume was in the Armee d l'air.
PhillipKearnan 11 days ago
There are two answers in which the technical answer is the U.S. Army. The Americans of Hogan's Heroes served in the U.S. Army Air Corps a branch of the U.S. Army. It would not become the separate branch of the U.S. Air Force until 18 September 1947.
EllisClevenger 11 days ago
You got 18 out of 18
You really cleaned up! Nice work!
TravisBalling 12 days ago
#5. LeBeau stated in one episode he was in the French army. Hogan was a pilot in the Army Air Corps. The U.S. Air force did not exist until 1947, two years after then end of WWII.
JustGeri 12 days ago
I know my officers! 16/18. The two I missed were shows I never heard of. To be fair, though, I had to make educated guesses on a couple more shows I never heard of...12 O’clock High...I figured High was the main clue. And I had never realized the men of Hogan’s Heroes were of essentially same branch from respective countries...I only knew abt Hogan and Newkirk (his uniform is a giveaway anyway).
BrentwoodJon JustGeri 5 days ago
Uniform gave it away on all of them.
MNelson BrentwoodJon 2 days ago
Hogan's flight jacket gives him away.
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