Tong was a supposed human TIE fighter pilot in the Galactic Empire's 204th Imperial Fighter Wing. When Lieutenant Yrica Quell defected from the Empire on the planet Nacronis around 4 ABY, she attempted to cover up her role in a genocide on the planet, claiming in a falsified report to the New Republic IT-O Interrogation Unit IT-O that Tong, along with fellow TIE pilots Major Soran Keize and Shana, had pursued her. Quell additionally claimed that having seen Tong's flight statistics, she felt that she was even-matched. In the false story, Quell caused Tong and Shana to be caught in Nacronis's siltstorms and crash into each other as they decelerated.
Behind the scenes
- Alphabet Squadron (First mentioned, simultaneous with Alphabet Squadron audiobook)
- Alphabet Squadron audiobook (Mentioned only)
Notes and references
- Ultimate Star Wars states that the Galactic Empire's TIE fighter pilots were all humans.
- Alphabet Squadron
- In Alphabet Squadron, Yrica Quell defected from the Galactic Empire during the destruction of Nacronis, which took place two weeks after the Battle of Endor, which is in turn dated to 4 ABY by Star Wars: Galactic Atlas. Quell must have therefore defected around that year.