Gene was a pilot for the Rebel Alliance. He flew in the Battle Of Endor as Red Five, thinking he might have the same amazing luck Luke Skywalker had when using the same callsign. Unfortunately, Gene was shot down during the battle.
But all was not lost for Gene. He was able to crash inside the hangar of Home One, and grab a new fighter before the medics could stop him. Now flying as the previously unclaimed Green Eleven, Gene came back to the battle in an A-Wing.He followed Lando Calrissian into the Death Star, but was not heard from again.