- "Throw a grenade and duck around the corner. Before I got out of that death-trap, I had developed that response to anything...throw and duck. That, I'm sure, is why my head feels like something that was borrowed from some poor relation."
- ―Allied Soldier[src]
He is the inspiration for William Joseph B.J. Blazkowicz in later games.
At some point during World War II, Soldier either enlisted or was drafted by the Allies to fight against the Axis forces. As of August 17th, 1943 he had risen to the rank of Captain within the Air Force and acted as the bombadier for a B-17 bomber crew in the Schweinfurt raid on a Nazi fighter plane manufacturing plant somewhere in Europe, during which his bomber was shot down by 'fighters that were supposedly drawn south with the other formation', killing most of his other crewmates. The Soldier survived the crash landing but was captured by Nazi soldiers. Recognising his status as a bomb aimer, the Soldier was taken prisoner and led back to Castle Wolfenstein for interrogation in the hopes that he might give them information on the US' Norden bombsight instrument.
Escape from Castle Wolfenstein Edit
Attempted assassination of Adolf Hitler Edit
Some time after his escape, he was given a new assignment: to infiltrate a German bunker where Adolf Hitler would be holding a top-secret meeting with his senior staff, to plant a bomb in the conference room where the meeting would be held and to get out again.
Behind the scenes Edit
- It is likely that the soldier is American by nationality, due to his referring to himself as a bombadier in the short story Escape From Wolfenstein; in the Commonwealth Armed Forces this role is referred to as a Bomb Aimer.
- Additionally the Norden bombsight, a device for measuring speed and distance during bombing runs, was developed by the USAAF and was primarily used during the war by USAAF aircraft.
- ↑ Excerpt from Escape From Wolfenstein: "Don't be a fool, captain, you know that you will tell us everything before long."
- ↑ Excerpt from Escape From Wolfenstein: "Tell us about the Norden bombsight and how it works!"
- ↑ Excerpt from Escape From Wolfenstein: 'How long ago was it? Lets see...the Schweinfurt raid was on the seventeenth, August seventeenth. Only last Tuesday.'
- ↑ Excerpt from Escape From Wolfenstein: 'I don't remember much of what happened the next day or two, but it seems that I just kept going away from the dogs. It is even possible that the Germans, by heading towards the border, kept me from wandering aimlessly until they picked me up.'