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Green Squadron, also referred to as Green Group, was a starfighter squadron that served as part of the Rebel Alliance and New Republic Starfighter Corps during the Galactic Civil War.

Description[edit | edit source]

Green Squadron's starfighters were marked with green stripes.[10]

History[edit | edit source]

Massacre near Teralov[edit | edit source]

"They brought fighters. Green Three, Green Four, stay with the transport. All others follow me."
―Green Leader[src]

Green Squadron A-wings escort a transport near Teralov

During the Galactic Civil War against the Galactic Empire, Green Squadron A-wings were tasked with escorting a convoy of rebel starships, to provide supplies to the people of Teralov when they were attacked by a squadron of TIE interceptors. On this occasion, all rebel ships were destroyed by the Imperial forces.[3]

Members[edit | edit source]

Battle of Atollon[edit | edit source]

"All wings, arm proton bombs and follow me."
―Green Leader[src]

Green Squadron Y-wings during the battle of Atollon

After Grand Admiral Thrawn discovered the location of the rebel base on Atollon, Green Squadron Y-wings were used to assault the Imperial ships that had entered the Atollon system. During the battle, one member of Green Squadron was killed and the rest fled to hyperspace with the remaining fleet to Yavin 4.[4]

Members[edit | edit source]

Battle of Scarif[edit | edit source]

"Green Leader, standing by."
―Green Leader[src]

Alliance fleet arrive at Scarif

During the Battle of Scarif, Green Squadron X-wings flew alongside Blue, Gold, and Red Squadrons. They helped engage Imperial ships above the planetary shield and defend the Alliance fleet, in order to buy time for Jyn Erso and the Rogue One team to steal plans for the Galactic Empire's new top secret battle station, the Death Star. Although the Alliance suffered heavy losses, including all Rogue One members, and commanders of both Alliance Starfighter Command and the Alliance Fleet, General Merrick and Admiral Raddus, respectively, it was considered a major Rebel victory as the Tantive IV managed to escape with the stolen plans.[5] Prior to the battle, Wion Dillems, normally stationed on the Profundity, replaced Puck Naeco as Green Twelve after Naeco broke an ankle in a rough landing.[6]

Members[edit | edit source]

Battle of Yavin[edit | edit source]

Starfighters at the Battle of Yavin

During the Battle of Yavin, Green Squadron flew 10 X-wings, in support of Gold Squadron and Red Squadron, against the Death Star.[7] Although a major victory for the Rebel Alliance, with the destruction of the Death Star and death of Grand Moff Tarkin, the Alliance suffered heavy losses with only three survivors from Gold and Red Squadrons. The outcome would have been worse had it not been for the last minute assistance from Han Solo and Chewbacca in the Millennium Falcon, which allowed Red Five Luke Skywalker to fire the killing shot into the Death Star's thermal exhaust port.[11]

Battle at Rendezvous Point Delta-Three[edit | edit source]

"Green Squadron, on me! We've gotta scrape those TIEs off our transport before they tear it apart!"
―Shara Bey[src]

Shara Bey's A-wing

Shortly after the evacuation of Hoth, the Alliance fleet's Fourth Division were attacked during a blockade at Rendezvous Point Delta-Three. Green Squadron's A-wing interceptors were amongst many other X-wing and Y-wing starfighters tasked to defend the fleet from waves of Imperial TIEs. Shara Bey called for the squadron to form up on her to A-wing to protect one of the transports. Due to the intense turbolaser cordon, none of the rebel ships were able to jump to hyperspace. However, the Millennium Falcon arrived, destroyed a squadron of TIEs and a turbolaser emplacement, which created a gap big enough for all the ships to escape.[8]

Members[edit | edit source]

  • Green Three: Shara Bey[8]

Battle of Endor[edit | edit source]

"Green Four, take Seven and Three, screen Gold Leader's attack run!"
―Green Leader, at Endor[src]

Green Leader Arvel Cyrnyd at Endor

During the Battle of Endor, Green Group was led by Commander Arvel Crynyd and was entirely composed of A-wing starfighters. On arrival from hyperspace, Gold Leader determined that the Death Star's shield was still up and ordered all ships to pull up. Admiral Ackbar ordered all ships to take evasive action and for Green Group to stick close to sector MV-7. Upon turning away from the battle station, the Imperial fleet had appeared from behind Endor's forest moon and prevented the Rebels from escaping. As the Death Star's superlaser started firing upon the Mon Calamari Star Cruisers, the battle moved to the Imperial fleet.[1] Green Leader Crynyd ordered Green Group to mix it up with the TIEs to thin out the enemy starfighter screen and take some of the pressure off the B-wing bombers. As the battle dragged on, Green Group lost more than two-thirds of its A-wing complement. Outnumbered but vowing to make a difference, Crynyd directed Green Group's survivors to execute fast-and-close strafing runs across Star Destroyer superstructures, knocking out turbolaser batteries with their concussion missiles and laser cannons.[12] During the attack on the Super Star Destroyer Executor, Green Six (Kokely) was destroyed by one of the many TIE fighters defending the flagship.[2]

Green Four sent to cover Gold Leader

After the deactivation of the shield generator on the forest moon below, Green Four (Shara Bey), Green Seven and Green Three, were tasked to screen Gold Leader's attack run on the surface of the Death Star.[2]

Crynyd, still attacking the Executor, took a mortal hit to his A-Wing while passing over the bow of the ship. With systems failing, he forced his stricken starfighter into ship's bridge, killing the bridge crew and the Imperial fleet's commander, Admiral Piett.[12] The Executor then crashed into the surface of the Death Star, causing a huge explosion and became the turning point for the Rebels.[1] Following Crynyd's sacrifice, command of Green Group fell to Lieutenant L'ulo L'ampar.[2]

Arvel Crynyd crashes into the Executor bridge

As the Imperial fleet started their retreat, Home One sent orders for Green Group and Yellow Group to watch for starships evacuating the battle station. One such craft was a Lambda-class shuttle, flown by Commander Luke Skywalker and accompanied by his late father, Anakin Skywalker. Shara Bey intercepted the shuttle almost immediately, but Skywalker identified himself as a friendly as the A-wing pilot was preparing to lock on to the Imperial ship.[2] Shortly after, the Death Star exploded after Red Leader and Gold Leader successfully hit their target, making it a major victory for the Rebel Alliance.[1]

Members[edit | edit source]

  • Green Leader: Commander Arvel Crynyd (KIA)[1]
  • Green Two: Lieutenant L'ulo L'ampar[2]
  • Green Three: Unidentified A-wing pilot[2]
  • Green Four: Lieutenant Shara Bey[2]
  • Green Six: Kokely (KIA)[2]
  • Green Seven: Unidentified A-wing pilot[2]
  • Pick[2]

Battle of Cawa City[edit | edit source]

"Stay tight! Y-wings on approach!"
―L'ulo L'ampar, at Cawa City[src]

Green Group assist Feral Group at Cawa City

Seventeen days after the Battle of Endor, Green Group, now under the command of Lieutenant L'ulo L'ampar, notably took part in a battle for the Rebel Alliance, to liberate Cawa City on Sterdic IV from the Galactic Empire. Their job was to clear out enemy TIE fighters, so Feral Group's Y-wings could make their bombing run on an All Terrain Armored Transport using magnetising cluster bombs, which could magnetize to the armoured hull. Shara Bey's A-wing was hit by a persuing TIE fighter, which caused a coolant leak, but L'ampar destroyed the TIE before it could do any further damage. While the battle was another major victory for the Alliance, it resulted in heavy losses for both starfighter squadrons by the end of the confrontation.[9]

Members[edit | edit source]

  • Green One: Lieutenant L'ulo L'ampar[9]
  • Green Two: Lieutenant Shara Bey[9]

After Cawa City[edit | edit source]

L'ulo L'ampar was eventually promoted to Captain.[13]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Sources[edit | edit source]

Notes and references[edit | edit source]

Rebel Alliance Starfighter Corps units
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Alliance Starfighter Command
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Phoenix Squad · Phoenix · Plasma Devils · Rampant · Red · Riot · Rogue · Starlight · Tierfon Yellow Aces · Yellow
First · Second · Third · Fourth · Red

New Republic Starfighter Corps units
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Shepherd Squadron
77 · Alphabet · Anvil · Blade · Convoy's Courage · Corona · Gold · Green · Hail · Hound · Kazuda Xiono's · Meteor · Mistral
Orange · Phantom · Phoenix · Pink · Precision air team · Rapier · Red · Riot · Rogue · Sanctuary · Sirocco · Squall
Starbird · Tierfon Yellow Aces · Vanguard · X-wing squadron · Wyl Lark's
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