Melanie "Topdog" Maxwell was a Lieutenant serving with the 88th Fighter Wing on the TCS Tiger's Claw.

On the last day of 2653 he was in a recon flight under Helen Condon to investigate sensor anomalies near Cairo III when they were ambushed by a full squadron of Kilrathi fighters. Maxwell and Adam Polanski were the only pilots who made it back to the Claw alive, although she died of her wounds the next day.

For meritorious conduct in confronting the enemy, she was recommended to be awarded the Silver Star.


Chris McCubbin, Official Authorized Wing Commander Confederation Handbook, Casualties Among the 88th Fighter Wing