52nd Sky Corps
52nd Sky Corps
General Information
Service Branch

Grand Army of The Republic

  • Stormtrooper Corps


Historical information

22 BBY


19 ABY

Other information
  • Galactic Republic
  • Galactic Empire

The 52nd Sky Corps was an elite unit of clone troopers jointly led by Jedi General Otkan Bans and CC-2079 "Typhuss", serving in the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars, and later as part of the Galactic Empire's Stormtrooper Corps. They were identifiable by the green markings that covered their armor, although they later would wear plain whit armor, along all other units of the Stormtrooper Corps.

It was later dissolved by the Imperial Remnant after the Pellaon-Gavrisom Treaty was signed, ending the Galactic Civil War.

Battle of GeonosisEdit

In 22 BBY, when the Clone Wars between the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems broke out on the Outer Rim planet of Geonosis, Typhuss served in the ensuing battle. During the fight, Typhuss and the 52nd Star Corps were ordered to march directly into the withering fire of Separatist spider droids. The battalion was almost completely wiped out, and Typhuss risked his life to stay behind in a shallow bomb crater, tending to two critically injured soldiers. He defended their position as spider droids passed overhead and, after three hours, a rescue casevac team arrived. After his men were rescued, Typhuss received a medal and a new mission.

Second Battle of GeonosisEdit

The 52nd Star Corps served in the Second Battle of Geonosis, attacking a Geonosian droid foundry under the direction of Ki-Adi Mundi and Luminara Unduli. Typhuss attended the mission briefing between the Jedi Generals and the clone commanders before the battle. As Commander Typhuss's and General Mundi's Low Altitude Assault Transport entered the atmosphere of Geonosis, it encountered heavy Geonosian fire. Typhuss contacted CC-2224 nicknamed Cody, asking him to get the AT-TE walkers on the ground, but after Cody landed, he lost contact with Typhuss, as Mundi's gunship was shot down, slamming into the ground hard. Typhuss escaped the wrecked gunship and helped Ki-Adi out. They then marched overland to the Republic landing zone and entered a cave filled with Geonosian drones. Mundi and Typhuss fought their way through the cave, calling in flamethrower wielding Clone Troopers to finish the Geonosian soldiers. When Anakin Skywalker and his troops disabled the droid foundry's deflector shield, Typhuss helped round up the enemy resistance.

Battle of QuellEdit

After capturing an important Separatist tactical droid, Aayla Secura, Commander Typhuss and Commander Bly were dispatched to lead an assault over the planet Quell. Secura's forces suffered heavy damage, and soon enough, her command ship was the only one remaining. Its shields fell, but fortunately for the Republic taskforce, General Anakin Skywalker was due to arrive in the Resolute, with reinforcements. Sure enough, the Resolute entered the system, but the Confederate frigates began launching jump droids. Realizing that they were intending to board her ship, Secura ordered Bly to repel the attacking forces. Gunships from the Resolute arrived at the site of the battle to aid Secura's listing starship, and Skywalker, his apprentice Ahsoka Tano, and CC-7567 (or "Rex," as he was known) were able to board.

They rendezvoused with Secura and Bly aboard the ship, and Skywalker reported that he had arranged for one of his Consular-class cruisers to dock with the damaged Star Destroyer. The Confederates redoubled their attack, attempting to down Secura's ship. As Bly, Secura, Skywalker, Tano, Rex, and the clone troopers Cameron, Flash, and Lucky made their way toward the docked cruiser, a series of explosions tore through the Star Destroyer, chasing them down a corridor. Skywalker, in an attempt to save both his allies and the cruiser, sealed himself off with a set of blast doors, and held back the force of the explosion with the Force. As a result, he was seriously injured, but Tano was able to recover his unconscious form. The group boarded the cruiser, prompting its pilot to make a heading for the Resolute. Aboard the flagship, Admiral Wullf Yularen advised Secura against docking in the middle of a battle, but Secura realized that the severity of Skywalker's injuries meant that he needed better medical care than the cruiser could provide. As the cruiser began docking operations, it was strafed by Vulture droids. When the ship was struck by fire, the pilot was thrown onto the controls, accidentally activating the ship's hyperdrive. Despite Bly's best efforts, he was unable to disengage, but Yularen, acting quickly, had the Resolute move away from the cruiser, leaving it free to engage its hyperdrive and depart Quell prematurely. Despite the overwhelming odds against surviving a hyperspace jump in a gravity well, the cruiser, and all aboard it, survived. As it traveled through hyperspace, Bly learned that the ship was on a direct collision course with a star. As the clones tried desperately to disengage the hyperdrive, Secura ordered that they power down all the ship's systems. They did so, bringing the cruiser into realspace just short of the corona. Secura then powered the ship back up again, allowing it to maneuver around the star, which in turn allowed Tano to slingshot the craft into a crash landing on the planet of Maridun.

Defense of KaminoEdit

The 52nd helped protect Kamino from the Separatists. When the Republic intercepted a transmission between General Grievous and Dark Acolyte Asajj Ventress, Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Rex (CC-7567), Typhuss and Cody examined the message aboard their Venator-class Star Destroyer. The group subsequently learned that the Separatists were planning another invasion of Kamino, a prospect that both Typhuss, Cody and Rex found to be quite personal to them and their brethren, as Kamino was their home. To relay this intelligence and prepare for the attack, Skywalker and Kenobi resolved to head straight for Kamino. After a long battle the Republic forces were eventually able to defeat the remainder of the droids, forcing Grievous and Ventress to retreat.

Mission to EndorEdit

During the war, Master Secura, Commander Typhuss and Commander Bly investigated a deserted Separatist outpost in the Endor system. After discovering the base to be empty, (and finding remains of countless clone troopers and battle droids) Secura went out scouting, during which she encountered a lone battle droid. While removing its appendages, Secura was caught unaware by the native Ewok people and was shot with a tranquilizer dart. Secura awoke within an Ewok treehouse, and using the battle droid as a translator, learnt that the natives believed her to be a forest spirit. As a spirit, it was her duty to vanquish the Beast in the Mouth of the Mountain. Secura, taking the droid along, complied. Reaching the cave, the Jedi Master tripped on a pile of bones, alerting the Beast to her presence. The Beast quickly impaled the battle droid with its claw, leaving Secura free to use the Force on collapsing parts of the ceiling, forcing them down upon the monster. Having fulfilled her duty as the Ewok's spirit, Secura returned to her Republic gunship, where Bly was waiting. Dismissing her commander's worries, the pair, along with their squadron, headed to Felucia.

Battle of FeluciaEdit

Typhuss, Bly, Secura, and Ekria landed on Felucia and journeyed to the Nigkoe Detention Facility, where Barriss Offee and her apprentice, Zonder, were being held. While Ekria sliced into the center's shields, Typhuss,Bly and Secura fought their way through the guard droids and into the complex. Encountering a Gossam security guard, Secura demanded to be taken to the Jedi prisoners. The guard obliged, though it was Secura's cleavage rather than her mastery of the Force that had convinced the Gossam, much to Bly's confusion. Dispatching the guards inside Offee's cell, the trio rendezvoused with their targets, although the intended escape route was blocked by a massive droid army parade. Adapting to the situation, Bly used an ascension gun to carry Secura to the top of the building, with Zonder, Ekria and Offee close behind. The commander then destroyed the center's shield generator, allowing his troops to land and rescue them. Allowed some respite, Ekria was able to locate a way into Shu Mai's compound, outside the city of Kway Teow.

Clearing the perimeter guards, Bly and the Jedi rode BARC speeders toward the facility while being pursued by Vulture droids. The pursuers were in turn destroyed by Republic ARC-170 starfighters, allowing Bly and his comrades to drop the Jedi off in a nearby swamp. From there, Secura and her fellow Jedi were able to enter Shu Mai's compound. To Secura's frustration, the Confederate leader was long gone, but Ekria was able to disable the locks on the main entrance nonetheless. Bly and his troops started to make their way into the building, but were stalled when deadly toxins were let into the air by the Separatists. As soon as Ekria realized that it was a trap, Secura ordered all her troops to evacuate the compound. Moments after Typhuss, Bly and the Jedi had escaped, Shu Mai's base of operations exploded, resulting in a considerable loss of clone troopers. In addition to the destruction of Shu Mai's compound, the toxins were released into the Felucian water supply, part of a Confederate measure to make sure the world did not fall into the hands of the Republic. Secura acted quickly to stop the spreading of the toxin, splitting her force into three groups that would each attack a water treatment facility. Offee led one squad to Har Gau, Ekria, Zonder, and new addition Drake Lo'gaan attacked Jiaozi, while Secura, Typhuss and Bly advanced on Niango. Adapting to the situation, Bly and his men made use of the native gelagrubs as mounts.

Imperial ServiceEdit

Order 66Edit

As the 52nd and the 327th Star Corps pushed through Felucia's southern hemisphere, Bly received a transmission from Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, ordering him to execute Order 66. Order 66 branded Master Bans and the rest of the Jedi as enemies of the Republic. When Aayla was distracted by a low-flying bird, Typhuss and his troops fired at the Jedi, but he was able to escape. Shortly after, the 52nd went on to capture Felucia. It continued to faithfully serve the Galactic Empire after its creation.

Battle of Halaxe PassEdit

In 18 BBY, the 52nd was returned to Felucia due to suspicions of a rebellion on the planet.