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Thursday, November 21, 2019

The "Red Baron" - Baron Manfred von Richthofen (Imperial War Museum)

Baron Manfred von Richthofen, known as the "Red Baron", was the most famous WW1 airman. He commanded the "Flying Circus", a squadron of brightly painted aircraft. A brilliant tactician, cool - headed pilot and inspirational leader,  von Richthofen was both feared and admired by Allied airmen.He shot down as many as 80 Allied aircraft, keeping serial numbers and engine parts from his "kills" as trophies. 


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