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"There hasn't been a mission Shadow Squadron couldn't complete."
"That's right. Minimal casualties, maximum effectiveness. That's us."
―Matchstick and Broadside — Quote-audio Listen (file info)[src]

Shadow Squadron was a starfighter squadron of at least twelve clone trooper pilots in service to the Republic Navy during the Clone Wars.[1]


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Matchstick's Y-wing is damaged as Shadow Squadron flies through the Kaliida Nebula.

Shadow Squadron was a starfighter squadron in the Galactic Republic that consisted of at least twelve clone trooper pilots that utilized BTL-B Y-wing fighter-bombers during the Clone Wars. Early in the war during the Malevolence campaign, Shadow Squadron was selected by Jedi General Anakin Skywalker to destroy Separatist Alliance General Grievous and his flagship, the Malevolence. Although sustaining heavy casualties during the Battle of the Kaliida Nebula, Shadow Squadron prevailed by disabling both of the starship's mega-ion cannons.[1]

Later during the war, Shadow Squadron participated in the Battle of Kamino, where they defended the planet from a Separatist invasion. General Skywalker led starfighter forces against Separatist warships, and in conjunction with the Republic blockade, managed to cripple various vessels. Although Separatist forces landed on Kamino's surface via the wreckage of the starships, the invasion failed and the Republic was successful in safeguarding the vital planet.[2]



Notes and referencesEdit

Republic Navy units
Command units
Admiralty · Resolute command
Armadas and major fleets
2nd Fleet · Open Circle Armada
Bright Nebula Fleet · Coruscant Home Defense Fleet · Dao's fleet · Falleen battle group · Fifth Fleet · Kamino blockade · Kit Fisto's fleet · Obi-Wan's fleet · Plo Koon's fleet · Plo Koon's second fleet · Ryloth invasion fleet · Unidentified Galactic Republic fleet · Unidentified reserve fleet · Wurtz's fleet
Task forces
Aayla Secura's task force · Obi-Wan Kenobi's taskforce · Skywalker's fleet · Unidentified Galactic Republic task force · Unidentified task force
Minor formations
Geonosis Republic flotilla · Unidentified convoy
Starfighter squadrons
Blue Squadron (Group Two) · Clone Flight Squad Seven · Gold Squadron · Hazard Squadron · Shadow Squadron · Skull Squadron · Unidentified squadron
Other units
Republic Naval Intelligence · Republic Starfighter Corps · Yoda's Republic taskforce
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