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Working titles of the film were Steel Helmet and Combat. According to a September 1953 Daily Variety news item, the film was shot on location in Bronson Canyon, CA. The film marked the directorial debut of Cy Roth, as well as the first screenplay by World War II war hero Wyott Ordung. Combat Squad also was the final film of actor Lon McCallister (1923-2005). A popular young leading man in the 1940s, McCallister left the screen and subsequently concentrated on California real estate investments.