- "Red Leader, This is Gold Leader. We're starting our attack run."
- ―Dutch Vander
Battle of YavinEdit
Immediately prior to the Battle of Yavin, Vander was stationed at Base One on the planet's moon, Yavin 4, and attended General Jan Dodonna's pre-flight briefing as the Death Star approached. He interrupted Dodonna by asking "Pardon me for asking, sir, but what good are snub-fighters going to be against that?" and then later gave Princess Leia a look of concern when Dodonna mentioned that the exhaust port was only two meters wide.
During the battle, he led the first group of Gold Squadron Y-wings that flew into the Death Star trench. Vander was on point, followed by Davish "Pops" Krail (Gold Five) and fellow Onderonian Dex Tiree (Gold Two), who formed a buffer against enemy fighters. As Tiree was locking his targeting computer, he was shot down by Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1. This caused Vander to panic as he couldn't maneuver; Krail tried to keep him calm but to no avail. A second later Vader fired into Vander's Y-wing, killing him instantly.
- Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (First appearance)
- Star Wars in 100 Scenes (First identified as Dutch Vander)
- Ultimate Star Wars (First identified as Jon Vander)
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