When Indiana Jones attempted to take over the truck carrying the Ark, the Gunner opened fire at Jones on horseback. Once Jones gained control of the truck, the troop car eventually pulled alongside the truck, and the gunner opened fire again. Jones responded by ramming Gobler's car on the side, which pushed it off the road and over a tall cliff. The Gunner, not secured in the vehicle, fell out of the car, and plummeted to his death, along with Gobler and another officer.
Behind the scenesEdit
In the third draft of the film's original script, written by Lawrence Kasdan, the German Gunner is flipped out the back of the car when Gobler sideswipes a boulder before he and Toht fall to their deaths. His fate after this isn't mentioned.
In Campbell Black's novelization, they are driving alongside a different cliff (not the one the car later flies off of) when Jones tries to force them over the edge. The car swerves sharply, flinging the German Gunner out and over the cliff edge.