Combat Sergeant

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Combat Sergeant
Genre War drama
Starring Michael Thomas
Cliff Clark
Mara Corday
Dominick Delgarde
Frank Marlowe
Bill Slack
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) National Telefilm Associates
Distributor ABC (1956)
NTA (1957-1961)
Original network Syndication
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original release June 29 (1956-06-29) – September 27, 1956 (1956-09-27)

Combat Sergeant is an American television program that originally aired on ABC from June to September 1956. Starring Michael Thomas as Sergeant Nelson, the series was set in Africa during World War II. Actual footage of the war was spliced into episodes.[1] 13 episodes were filmed.[2]

Combat Sergeant was produced by National Telefilm Associates, and had originally been intended as a first-run syndicated program; it was offered to individual television stations in March 1956,[2] but saw no sales. The series was offered to ABC, which purchased the program. After a brief summer run on ABC in 1956, the series was rerun on the syndicated NTA Film Network starting in summer 1957.[3]


  1. ^ McNeil, Alex (1996). Total Television, New York: Penguin Books, 4th ed., p. 173.
  2. ^ a b "Half-Hr. Series Put Into Synd. So Far In '56". Billboard: 22. 1956-08-18. 
  3. ^ "NTA Block to Storer Group". Billboard: 12. 1957-06-24. 

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