Davish "Pops" Krail was a human male from the planet Dantooine who served as a Y-wing pilot for the Rebel Alliance during the Battle of Yavin. Krail flew in Gold Squadron as Gold Five during the battle. Along with Jon Vander and Dex Tiree, Krail undertook the first trench run on the Death Star. He aborted his unsuccessful run after Vander and Tiree were killed, but his fighter was also destroyed by Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1.
- "They came from behind!"
- ―Davish Krail's last words at the Battle of Yavin
In 0 BBY, Krail was selected to cover Jon Vander in the first bombing run on the Death Star's thermal exhaust port, located at the end of the meridian trench. When Vander was shot down by Darth Vader, Krail was forced to abandon his trench run. In his last words, he attempted to warn Red Squadron of the dangers that lay within the trench before being shot down himself.
Behind the scenesEdit
Davish Krail first appeared in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope as "Gold Five." After informing Red Leader Garven Dreis of the deaths of Vander and Tiree, Dreis refers to him as "Gold Leader". It is unknown if this is a movie mistake, an error made by the in-universe character, or Dreis simply acknowledging that Krail was now the acting commander of Gold Squadron.
The character was first given the name of "Davish Krail" in the 1995 "Premiere Limited" set of the Star Wars Customizable Card Game. After the Expanded Universe was reclassified as "Legends," the name "Davish Krail" was reintroduced to canon in the 2015 reference title Ultimate Star Wars.
- Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (First appearance)
- A New Hope: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy (Voice only)
- Star Wars: A New Hope junior novelization
- "Sparks"—From a Certain Point of View
- "Duty Roster"—From a Certain Point of View (Mentioned only) (as Gold Five)
- "Desert Son"—From a Certain Point of View (Voice only) (as Gold Five)
- "Grounded"—From a Certain Point of View (Mentioned only)
- Ultimate Star Wars (First identified as Davish Krail)
- Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
- Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide
- Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
- Star Wars Super Graphic: A Visual Guide to a Galaxy Far, Far Away
- (as "Pops Krail")
- ; image #6 (of 15) (as "Pops")
- (Picture only)