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A Zeppelin Crewman worked aboard D-138 in 1938.


In 1938, Indiana Jones and his father planned to escape Germany aboard the zeppelin D-138.

Along with a Gestapo agent and a retired World War I pilot, the zeppelin crewman chased after them but was almost killed when Henry Jones knocked him off the zeppelin's scaffolding. However, he managed to grab a beam and save himself. Athough left in a precarious situation, in the end, the crewman managed to avoid the same fate of the Gestapo agent and his accomplice.

Behind the scenes[]

The Zeppelin Crewman was played by stuntman Graeme Crowther in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Crowther previously performed stunts in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. The film's script identified the character only as "Crew Member".

The crewman and the Gestapo pursue the Joneses through the D-138.

In Jeffrey Boam's script of the film, the Gestapo and the World War One Ace were to be accompanied by more crewmen of the zeppelin but the character's role was largely the same.

The sequence in which the crewman and his partners chase the Joneses aboard the zeppelin was cut from the finished film but remains in the novelization albeit in a modified form. There, the mustachioed ticket taker that Indiana Jones knocks out to steal his uniform as a disguise and the Zeppelin crewman are the same individual. An abridged version of the cut sequence is also retained in the comic book adaptation, the crewman is omitted.