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This German pilot was one of two Luftwaffe pilots assigned to track down fugitives aboard D-138. 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, this pilot let his fellow aviator strafe the target, while he followed at a higher altitude. After his wingman's crash, he tracked the car along a winding road, and released a bomb. The bomb landed on the dirt road and exploded, creating a large crater directly in front of the escapees. Their car crashed into the hole, and they were forced on foot, heading down the slope to the seashore.
The pilot circled around again, lining up along the beach to strafe the two men. As he lowered in altitude, the elder Jones used his umbrella to scare a flock of seagulls nearby, causing them to take flight. The plane hit many of the birds, breaking the cockpit glass and jamming the engine. Unable to see or fly his plane, the pilot lost control and slammed into a nearby hillside and died in the explosion.
Behind the scenesEdit
The role of the German pilot in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was not credited and has no lines.