First part of the operation concerned the procurement of four black-market TIE Fighters, which would be modified into Hyperspace-capable starfighters and used by the Flying Bantha Squadron in subsequent missions. As part of their test-run, the squadron's TIE fighters were used in an attack on Spindrift Station, an Imperial outpost said to hold the route coordinates for the massive fleet transporting the Teezl.
With the coordinates secured, the entrance codes to the armada were next. These would be secured in an ambush on a TIE patrol, near the Imperial fleet's flight-path. The stage was now set for the infiltration and subsequent Battle of the secret armada, a battle which saw the Teezl destroyed and one of the Alliance's best pilots, Shira Brie, seemingly killed.
Battles in Operation EarplugEdit
- Star Wars 58: Sundown! (First appearance)
- Star Wars 59: Bazarre
- Star Wars 60: Shira's Story
- Star Wars 61: Screams in the Void