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A Gestapo agent served under the command of Colonel Ernst Vogel during the search of the Holy Grail in 1938.

Biography Edit

In 1938, he accompanied Colonel Ernst Vogel aboard the D-138 in search of Indiana Jones and his father. Vogel was thrown out of the zeppelin by Jones, but the Gestapo agent remained on board searching for the Joneses. He ran into the archaeologist whilst Jones was disguised as a steward, and Jones knocked him unconscious.

When the zeppelin turned around and began returning to Germany under the orders of the Nazis, the agent, having recovered, spotted Jones and his father and followed them, accompanied by a retired (and drunken) World War I pilot. They tried to follow in a second biplane, but the agent was too heavy and he fell partway through the bottom of the plane, and the pilot detached the aircraft without starting the engine, which sent the pair plummeting to their deaths.

Behind the scenesEdit

Gestapo fight

The agent confronts a disguised Indiana Jones at the zeppelin.

The Gestapo was portrayed by the late stuntman and professional wrestler Pat Roach in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Roach previously portrayed the Giant Sherpa and the German Mechanic in Raiders of the Lost Ark and the Chief Guard in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

During the development of the film's script, written by Jeffrey Boam, the character was named as the "Second Gestapo Agent" as he was originally to be accompanied by another agent who fulfilled what became Vogel's role in the finished zeppelin scenes.

The sequence in which he is killed along with his partner was cut from the final version of the film but remains in the film's novelization and comic book adaptation. He still appears in the film in a smaller role, as the person accompanying Vogel on the ground, trying to halt the takeoff of the zeppelin.

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