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Richthofen

(German ˈrɪçthoːfən)
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(Biography) Baron Manfred von (ˈmanfreːt fɔn), nickname the Red Baron. 1892–1918, German aviator; commander during World War I of the 11th Chasing Squadron (Richthofen's Flying Circus). He was credited with 80 air victories before he was shot down
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On April 21, 1918, the reign of the Baron, Manfred von Richthofen, ended during a dogfight in French skies over the River Somme near Amiens.
Manfred von Richthofen was a German fighter pilot with the Luftstreitkrafte (Imperial German Army Air Service).
And Captain Roy Brown, who later shot down Manfred von Richthofen - Germany's Red Baron - also crashed and was seriously injured at Marske.
1918: Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron, scourge of the First World War British fliers, was shot down in his red Fokker tri-plane and died.
1918: Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron, scourge of First World War British fliers, was shot down in his red Fokker tri-plane and died.
One of occasion this select group even took on Baron von Richthofen, the Red Baron.
The Red Baron, Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen, has been the subject of many books, several of which are quite good.
Shortly after its creation, the unit received the distinctive title "Richthofen," thus linking it to Baron Manfred von Richthofen (the "Red Baron"), Germany's top ace during World War I.
Two days later, he became the 58th victim of the infamous 'Red Baron' Manfred von Richthofen when he was shot down near Polygon Wood.
The Red Baron was in fact German fighter ace Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen, who was killed on April 21, 1918.
When German geographer Baron Ferdinand von Richthofen coined the term 'Silk Road' in 1877 to depict the 2,000-year-old East-West trade artery built on the exchange of Arabian stallions and fine fabrics, he could never have imagined that 137 years later one in every three new cars in China would be fuelled by Middle East oil.
BORN DAVID Beckham, footballer, 1975, above LORENZ Hart, US lyricist, 1895 BARON von Richthofen, pilot, 1882 DIED OSAMA Bin Laden, terrorist, 2011 OLIVER Reed, UK actor, 1999, above LYNN Redgrave, actress, 2010