Derra IV was a planet in the Derra system of the Kanchen sector, located in the Expansion Region. It was a minor world of little value and had been relatively overlooked by the Empire early in the Galactic Civil War. This made it an ideal site for Rebel Alliance operations.
Since before the Battle of Yavin, Derra IV had been the site of an outpost and storage dump for the Rebellion.
Early in 3 ABY just days before the Battle of Hoth, it was the site of a crushing ambush in which Imperial forces destroyed a vital Rebel convoy and its escorts on their way to Hoth. The ambush was led by (and credit claimed by) Darth Vader, but masterminded by Grand Admiral Thrawn.
In 7 ABY, Kyle Katarn infiltrated a massive Imperial Garrison located next to the planet's coastal capital city after breaching its perimeter through an old partially sealed-up storm drain, thoroughly crippling and paralyzing its communications network as well as every one of its defenses. These actions allowed a New Republic force to invade and sweep the planet, successfully liberating it from Imperial control.
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- Dark Forces: Soldier for the Empire / audio drama (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: Rebellion
- "Side Trip"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 12(Mentioned only)
- The Empire Strikes Back NPR Radio Program (First appearance)
- Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron: In the Empire's Service (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron 25: The Making of Baron Fel
- Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron: Masquerade (Mentioned only)
- X-Wing: Rogue Squadron (Mentioned only)
- X-Wing: Wedge's Gamble (Mentioned only)
- Before the Storm (Mentioned only)
- Legacy of the Force: Betrayal (Mentioned only)
- A Guide to the Star Wars Universe
- Galaxy Guide 3: The Empire Strikes Back, Second Edition
- Cynabar's Fantastic Technology: Droids
- The Essential Guide to Weapons and Technology
- Star Wars: Rebellion: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
- Anakin Skywalker: The Story of Darth Vader
- "Who's Who in Rogue Squadron"—Star Wars Insider 59
- The New Essential Chronology
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 12 (REG1, The Alliance Regroups)
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 21 (SKY10, Luke Skywalker)
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- Rebellion Era Campaign Guide
- The Essential Atlas
- The Essential Reader's Companion
- Star Wars Illustrated: The Empire Strikes Back (Card: Presenting Commander Skywalker)