Some pilots in the Star Wars movies get a decent amount of their stories told. You get to know Wedge Antilles a little bit in the films (you always feel good when you see him), and he had his story fleshed out further in the novels. Poe Dameron, of course, is a major player in the new movies. Other pilots, however, pop in for a line here and there and then are either blown up or never seen again. What are their stories? Surely they have them.
A galaxy’s worth of new canon introduced in the book Star Wars: Alphabet Squadron