The 501st Legion, also known as the 501st Battalion during the Clone Wars and later known as "Vader's Fist" and the Five Hundred and First, was an elite unit of clone troopers commissioned by Supreme Chancellor Palpatine during the Clone Wars that later became a stormtrooper unit. Made up of units like Torrent Company, the 501st fought in many battles, such as the Battle of Teth and the Battle of Coruscant, becoming one of the most well-known legions. In 19 BBY, the 501st became Darth Vader's personal unit as he led them during Operation: Knightfall, in which the clones helped take down the Jedi, whom they believed to be traitors to the Republic.

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ImperialAdmiralRob 501st Mission Files #1
Aug 6 2013 Anchor


Operation: Knightfall

Year: 19 BBY

Key participants: Lord Vader, Emperor Palpatine, and 501st Battalion.
Operation Knightfall was led by Lord Vader. Him and the 501st had received orders from Emperor Palpatine to execute Order 66.
The Jedi were accused of treason and Lord Vader and the 501st were sent to the Jedi temple to eradicate all the Jedi ( including young-lings.)
Only a few Jedi were able to escape, most of which were never seen again. Some jedi were in different planets at the time but they were around clones so they were still killed. after that day the "Grand Army of the Republic" was renamed the Galactic Empire. Within Months, The 501st gained a well deserved reputation as Vader's Fist

Edited by: ImperialAdmiralRob

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