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43rd Battalion

Other names:

Killer Aiwha

Strength:

Clone troopers

Equipment:

DC-15S blaster carbines
DC-15A blaster rifles

Notable battles:

Jabiim

Era:

Clone Wars

This is a Class 4 article.

43rd Battalion, also known as the Killer Aiwha Battalion, was a unit of Clone troopers within the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars.

History[]

The 43rd Battalion was a clone trooper unit in the Republic's Grand Army, during the Clone Wars. The battalion was nicknamed the Killer Aiwha, named after a flying creature on Kamino.[1] In 21 BBY, the battalion were deployed to the planet Jabiim. There, they were stationed at the Republic base there, Shelter Base, while other forces of the GAR moved against three Separatist holdings.

Opposing the Republic offensive, Separatist Commander Alto Stratus launched a counterattack on the insufficient defended Shelter Base. The 43rd was stationed at the base, while the Republic prepared for a three-pronged attack.[2] During a stormy night, the Seps attacked Shelter Base with Hailfire droids to bombard Shelter Base.[3]

Thirty two members of the 43rd, alongside three Jedi leaders, were killed during the attack. The Battle of Jabiim was a gruesome battle, which became a very pyrrhic battle. The GAR took heavy casualties, and in the end, were forced to retreat from the planet. By the end of the battle, the battalion was completely wiped out.[2]

Appearances[]

  • "Republic HoloNet News Core Edition 14:9:01" - Star Wars Insider 69

References[]

  1. "Republic HoloNet News Core Edition 14:9:01" - Star Wars Insider 69
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. I, p. 249 ("43rd 'Killer Aiwha' Battalion")
  3. Star Wars: Republic: The Battle of Jabiim
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