Arvel Crynyd was a Human male who was the leader of the A-wing-filled Green Squadron that served the Alliance during the First War. During the Great Battle of Endor, Crynyd led his squadron into the fleet of Axis starships with the objective of disabling their cannons on Imperial-I Star Destroyer, the Gallente Megathron-class battleship and the Cardassian Hebitan-class starship, thereby allowing Home One and the Alliance Fleet through to the Star Dreadnought Executor. He was killed when he attempted to perform a trench run and took out several turbolasers before point-blank fire struck the left side of his A-wing, sending it into a spin. Knowing that his fighter was critically damaged, Crynyd managed to regain enough control of his starfighter to sacrifice himself as he flew it into the unshielded bridge of Executor. The wedge shaped fighter penetrated the bridge and its large fuel reserve ignited in a fireball that annihilated the command tower, killing Crynyd, Admiral Piett and the entire bridge crew instantly.[2] With control lost, and in the middle of a battle maneuver, the mighty warship crashed into the second Death Star.

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