He was piloting a Pilatus P-2 aircraft, and as he and his wingman approached the zeppelin that had turned around to head back towards Berlin, they spotted a fleeing German biplane. Giving chase, they opened fire on the slower biplane. Eventually the biplane was forced down and crashed into a farm building.
As the two American fugitives Indiana Jones and Henry Jones, Sr. stole a car, the pilot gave chase to the automobile, strafing the ground behind the car in a dive attack. Following the car around a bend in the road, the pilot was forced to fly his plane into a tunnel. With its wings snapping off at the tunnel entrance, the plane's fuselage zoomed down the passage. As the Americans pulled over to let the flaming plane pass by, the pilot looked at his opponents in amazement. As the plane exited the tunnel, it exploded, killing the aviator. Jones and his father managed to pass through the burning wreckage without mishap.
Behind the scenesEdit
The German Pilot 1 was portrayed by an uncredited actor in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.