Manfred Von Richtofen - The Red Baron Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen (2 May 1892 – 21 April 1918), also widely known as the Red Baron, was a German fighter pilot with the Imperial German Army Air Service (Luftstreitkräfte) during World War I. He is considered the ace-of-aces of that war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories, more than any other pilot.
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The Red Baron: Manfred von Richthofen (1892-1918) earned widespread fame as a World War I ace fighter pilot. He was credited with 80 kills before being shot down, his legend as the fearsome Red Baron enduring well after his death
Captain Arthur Roy Brown, Canadian World War I flying ace of the British RAF was officially credited with shooting down Manfred von Richthofen, the "Red Baron", 20 April 1918. Germans think friendly fire got Manfred.
Manfred von Richthofen’s trophy room during the First World War. There are several interesting things to note in the room, including the cut aircraft fabric across the walls, the rotary-engine lights, the propeller table legs, and the silver cups - under the portrait- made for his first 60 kills. Many of the trophies are believed to have been taken by the Soviets toward the end of WW2.