Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen


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(b. 2 May 1892, d. 21 Apr. 1918).

German pilot Also known as the ‘Red Baron’, he was Germany's most famous and successful fighter pilot during World War I. He was killed in action in north-western France, and H. Göring took over the command of his squadron.

Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

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