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"Where's my strike team?!"
―General Han Solo[7]

During the Galactic Civil War, the Endor strike team was a team led by General Han Solo that was given the task of going to the forest moon of Endor to destroy the shield generator that was protecting the Galactic Empire's second Death Star.[1]


"Take the squad ahead. We'll meet at the shield generator at 0300."
―General Han Solo — (audio) Listen (file info)[1]

Han Solo leads the team from their landing site.

Major Lokmarcha was originally going to lead the team,[9] but he was killed during Operation Yellow Moon.[10] Following the rescue of Captain Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt on Tatooine, Solo was given the rank of general by the Rebel Alliance[1] and replaced Lokmarcha as the team's leader.[9] After a briefing aboard Home One, Chewbacca, along with Princess Leia Organa, and Commander Luke Skywalker joined the strike team. Twelve Pathfinder commandos were part of the team, including Nik Sant,[1] Kes Dameron, and Tuck Tyrell.[7] Lieutenant Caluan Ematt and Rex joined as well, along with R2-D2 and C-3PO.[1]

Using the the stolen Imperial shuttle Tydirium, the strike team landed on the forest moon. The team split when Solo was accidentally spotted by some scout troopers who fled on Speeder bikes to call for backup, causing Skywalker and Organa to give chase. Eventually, Organa was separated from Skywalker and found by an Ewok, Wicket Wystri Warrick, who brought her to his tribe, the Bright Tree Village. Skywalker regrouped with Solo, Chewbacca, and the droids, who were looking for Organa and still split from the rest of the group. The Rebels were soon captured by the same Ewok tribe that found Leia. Believing C-3PO to be a god, the Ewoks tied up Skywalker, Solo, Chewbacca, and R2-D2, taking them to their village for a sacrificial dinner in C-3PO's honor. Eventually, after Skywalker demonstrated his powers with The Force, the Ewoks released the Rebels and agreed to help them in their battle against the Imperials on the planet. Skywalker, deciding to confront his father, Darth Vader, left the group and allowed himself to be captured and brought to Vader, who took him to his master, Emperor Palpatine.[1]


The Rebels fighting off Imperials in front of the shield generator bunker.

The next day, Solo, Organa, Chewbacca, and the droids regrouped with the rest of the team and made their way to a back entrance of the shield generator bunker. When an Ewok, Paploo, stole a speeder bike, all of the scout troopers guarding the entrance gave chase, but one. The trooper was captured by the Rebels, with Sant taking his armor and resuming the trooper's position in front of the entrance. The team entered the bunker and quickly captured the control room, however, in a trap set by Emperor Palpatine, Imperial reinforcements arrived and quickly captured the Rebels. Suddenly, Ewoks who had been hiding in the nearby brush attacked, resulting in total chaos and giving the Rebels enough time to destroy the shield generator bunker.[1]

The tide of battle began turning in the Rebels' favor. More Rebel troops were sent down to the moon to assist in fighting the remaining Imperials.[11] The day after the battle, the surviving team members and some Ewoks, lead by Solo, launched an assault against an Imperial outpost. The Rebels were victorious and recovered information about the Empire's plans after Endor.[7] In the wake of that assault, Solo knew it would be himself and his Pathfinders who continued to see action if the Empire could dig in across the Outer Rim.[12] Indeed, the team continued attacking Imperial holdouts for the next few weeks.[7]


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