The Silent Service (1957– )
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The U.S.S. Tang vs. Truk 

With morale low, USS Tang stands by for rescue downed American pilots during the attack on the Truk islands.


Jean Yarbrough


Leonard Lee (teleplay)


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Episode credited cast:
Thomas M. Dykers Thomas M. Dykers ... Himself - Host / Narrator
Jerry Paris ... Capt. Richard O'Kane
Dan Barton Dan Barton ... Exec. Off. Murray Frazee
Ron Hagerthy ... Lt. J. A. Burns
Otis Greene Otis Greene ... Andrew - Mess Staff
Damian O'Flynn ... Commander Hastings
Leon Tyler Leon Tyler ... Pills - Medical Staff
Charles Braswell Charles Braswell ... Injured Flier
John Grayson John Grayson ... Flier
Norman Dupont Norman Dupont ... Radioman
Joe Kirk Joe Kirk ... C.P.O.
Philip Tonge ... Admiral
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard H. O'Kane Richard H. O'Kane ... Himself - Capt. O'Kane / Special Guest


With morale low, USS Tang stands by for rescue downed American pilots during the attack on the Truk islands.

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Action | War





Release Date:

21 June 1957 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Thomas M. Dykers - Host: It starts with the Tang refitting at Midway Island in early 1944.
Capt. Richard O'Kane: Look, I don't care what Commander Hastings says, I'm going to get two more welders on this job even if I have to buck this all the way to the Commodore's office.
Exec. Officer Murray Frazee: Maybe you'll have better luck than I did, Captain. He turned me down cold.
Capt. Richard O'Kane: I'm going to the Commodore Jewel's office righ-er, here comes Commander Hastings. Looks like he has blood in his eye.
Cmdr. Hastings: What's the idea of asking for two more welders, Kane? My men are working on a ...
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