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?
     Image: The Everett Collection
  2. M*A*S*H centered around doctors for which branch?
     Image: The Everett Collection
  3. JAG was a "Judge Advocate General" for which branch?
     Image: The Everett Collection
  4. Black Sheep Squadron was based on the real-life career of Greg "Pappy" Boyington, who served in the…?
     Image: The Everett Collection
  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.?
     Image: The Everett Collection
  6. Sgt. Bilko served in which branch on The Phil Silvers Show?
     Image: CBS Television Distribution
  7. The A-Team had all served together in which branch?
     Image: The Everett Collection
  8. I Dream of Jeannie's Capt. Tony Nelson served in which branch?
     Image: The Everett Collection
  9. Men of Annapolis was the 1950s series set at this military academy.
     Image: Ziv Television Productions
  10. Steve Austin, a.k.a. The Six Million Dollar Man, served in which branch?
     Image: The Everett Collection
  11. On Laverne & Shirley, both Laverne and Shirley join which branch in season five — and a spin-off cartoon?
     Image: The Everett Collection
  12. The dad in Major Dad served in which branch?
     Image: Universal Television
  13. First Lieutenant Colleen McMurphy served in this branch during the Vietnam War on China Beach.
     Image: The Everett Collection
  14. On The Rifleman, Lucas McCain had previously served in which branch during which war?
     Image: The Everett Collection
  15. Major Don West of Lost in Space was a major in which fictional branch?
     Image: The Everett Collection
  16. F Troop was a comedy about which branch?
     Image: The Everett Collection
  17. 12 O'Clock High centered around the men of the…?
     Image: 20th Century Fox
  18. The Sixties sitcom Mona McCluskey was about a woman married to a sergeant in the…?
     Image: The Everett Collection

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

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WilliamJorns 2 months ago
18 right out of 18. Some were easy; others I guessed and got lucky.
Ratt1959 2 months ago
You got 17 out of 18, missed no.18. I never heard of it.
tbrian 4 months ago
You got 17 out of 18

Missed the Hogan's Heroes question since the Air Force didn't exist yet. They were part of the Army.
RedSamRackham 16 months ago
* Correction ~> During WW2 Colonel Hogan was in Army Air Corps, a part of the US Army! AFTER WW2 Army Air Corps became US Air Force, a separate branch of US military! In real life Jimmy Stewart was a US Army Air Corps pilot in WW2 but after the war he retained his commission as a reservist in what became US Air Force where he rose to rank of Brigadier General.
Rickey RedSamRackham 7 months ago
You right, but during the show run Hogan always said Air Force. No. #17 12 O'clock High answers is United States Army Air Forces it was the same war.
frances3agape 45 months ago
14 of 18. Not bad for me.
Last month I told Hubby how I wish someone would re-air CHINA BEACH.
Missed 4 - no idea about Black Sheep Squadron, remember but didn't watch it
6 - confused Phil Silvers Show with McHale's Navy
7 - A Team - liked it but guessed wrong
9 - Men of Annapolis - never heard of (before my time) and guessed wrong
17 - 12 O'Clock High - sounds familiar and guessed wrong
18 - Mona McCluskey - never heard of but guessed RIGHT
ThorOdinsson 47 months ago
I can’t seem to get perfect score.
scp 48 months ago
Clean sweep, but I had to make an educated guess on that last one; i've never heard of Mona McCluskey.
GeoRubik scp 48 months ago
Look at his chevrons.
BrentwoodJon 48 months ago
18 of 18
Mona McCluskey ? good guess never heard of it.
leebillyold 48 months ago
BrentwoodJon leebillyold 48 months ago
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 48 months 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 48 months ago
11/18. Tough one. A few bad guesses
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