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Posted on Saturday 21st April

On 21 April 1918, German Flying ace Baron Manfred von Richtofen 'the Red Baron' was shot down and killed.

There is some controversy over who fired the fatal shot, but a Canadian captain called Arthur Roy Brown was officially credited with the kill.

As a way of commemorating this important First World War landmark, Forces War Records are offering visitors to their website the chance to their record for Captain Arthur Roy Brown completely free, as an example of the records they hold.

Forces War Records have added 77.951 new records in the past month which include members of the British Army, Navy and Air Force, Naval Reserve and Royal Marines, as well as Commonwealth Forces and contains a detailed information of what happened to them, as well as their service history and family. Perfect for anyone researching a military ancestor.

Further Reading

The Red Baron

Only £12.99

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 26. In this autobiography Richthofen tells not only his own story but also that of his contemporaries, their duels in the sky, ever present danger,… Read more...


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