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WWI: The Red Baron shoots down his 79th and 80th victims

20th April 1918

Manfred von Richthofen, aka The Red Baron, shoots down his 79th and 80th victims marking his final victories before his death the following day. Manfred von Richthofen was the most successful flying ace during World War I, being officially credited with 80 confirmed air combat victories. He served in the Imperial German Army Air Service.

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The Red Baron
(Paperback - 192 pages)
by Manfred Von Richthofen

Manfred von Richthofen - the Red Baron - was the most celebrated fighter pilot of the First World War, and was holder of the Blue Max, Pour le Mérite, Germany's highest military decoration. He was credited with 80 victories in the air, before being shot down in disputed circumstances aged… Read more...

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