The Red Battle Flyer

The Red Battle FlyerManfred 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 during World War I. He is considered the top ace of that war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories, more than any other pilot. During his convalescent leave, Richthofen completed his autobiography, “Der rote Kampfflieger.” This was written on the instructi…

The Red Battle Flyer

The Red Battle FlyerManfred 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 during World War I. He is considered the top ace of that war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories, more than any other pilot. During his convalescent leave, Richthofen completed his autobiography, “Der rote Kampfflieger.” This was written on the instructi…

The Red Battle Flyer

The Red Battle FlyerManfred 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 during World War I. He is considered the top ace of that war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories, more than any other pilot. During his convalescent leave, Richthofen completed his autobiography, “Der rote Kampfflieger.” This was written on the instructi…

The Red Battle Flyer

The Red Battle FlyerManfred 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 during World War I. He is considered the top ace of that war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories, more than any other pilot. During his convalescent leave, Richthofen completed his autobiography, “Der rote Kampfflieger.” This was written on the instructi…

The Red Battle Flyer

The Red Battle FlyerManfred 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 during World War I. He is considered the top ace of that war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories, more than any other pilot. During his convalescent leave, Richthofen completed his autobiography, “Der rote Kampfflieger.” This was written on the instructi…

The Red Battle Flyer

The Red Battle FlyerManfred 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 during World War I. He is considered the top ace of that war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories, more than any other pilot. During his convalescent leave, Richthofen completed his autobiography, “Der rote Kampfflieger.” This was written on the instructi…

The Red Battle Flyer

The Red Battle FlyerManfred 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 during World War I. He is considered the top ace of that war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories, more than any other pilot. During his convalescent leave, Richthofen completed his autobiography, “Der rote Kampfflieger.” This was written on the instructi…

The Red Battle Flyer

The Red Battle FlyerManfred 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 during World War I. He is considered the top ace of that war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories, more than any other pilot. During his convalescent leave, Richthofen completed his autobiography, “Der rote Kampfflieger.” This was written on the instructi…

The Red Battle Flyer

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The Red Battle FlyerManfred Freiherr von Richthofen made his name as the highest-scoring ace fighter pilot of WWI. His popular name, the Red Baron, owed to being of minor nobility (Freiherr = “free lord”) and to choosing to fly a brightly-painted red aeroplane when camouflage colors were the norm. This advertisement to the enemy brought him frequent combats, so that he liked to claim that he shot down Englishmen before breakfast. When it seemed that he was being par…

The Red Battle Flyer

The Red Battle FlyerManfred Freiherr von Richthofen made his name as the highest-scoring ace fighter pilot of WWI. His popular name, the Red Baron, owed to being of minor nobility (Freiherr = “free lord”) and to choosing to fly a brightly-painted red aeroplane when camouflage colors were the norm. This advertisement to the enemy brought him frequent combats, so that he liked to claim that he shot down Englishmen before breakfast. When it seemed that he was being par…