Hauptmann Skoda was a German officer stationed on Navarone during World War II. He was the superior of Leutnant Turzig. A cruel and ruthless man, Skoda tortured the injured and dying Lieutenant Andrew Stevens when Keith Mallory's commando team was captured by Turzig, trying to learn the location of their hidden cache of explosives. Turzig objected to this, and an enraged Mallory swore Skoda would die for his cruel actions. Mallory's vow came to pass when the British made a daring escape from their captors, and Skoda was shot and killed by Andrea in revenge for his torture of Stevens.