The German Pilot is a harmless German unit that sometimes parachutes away from downed Axis Airplanes. You must now try to capture him before he is recovered by the enemy. Just walk over him like he is a crate and you will earn 1 TP (Tactical point). If the Germans get him first though, you will lose 5 TP! He CAN be gibbed, make sure you get him before you call in any support!
If you capture enough pilots, you will get the Search and Rescue Ribbon.