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Richthofen was shot down and killed near Amiens on 21 April 1918. There has been considerable discussion and debate regarding aspects of his career, especially the circumstances of his death. He remains perhaps the most widely known fighter pilot of all time, and has been the subject of many books, films and other media.

Red Baron's WWI German Fokker triplane rebuilt by flying enthusiast

Legendary German fighter ace Manfred Von Richtofen, aka the Red Baron, flew this Fokker Triplane

Picture: German flying ace, The Red Baron and his dog, 1916

indypendenthistory: “ German flying ace Baron Manfred von Richthofen also known as The Red Baron with his dog Moritz, circa 1916 ”

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Red Baron flies into film storm

World War I German flying ace Baron von Richthofen with one of his Triplanes.

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The remains of Baron Manfred von Richthofen’s Fokker Dr.I triplane under the guard of AFC No. 3 Squadron (April Via the Australian War Memorial

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From the Lou Larson Collection. Repository: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive

In this dramatic photo captured by a Mustang P-51, where a Me-109G mortally wounded German hunting is appreciated, in parachute jumping pilot to ward off the fateful end of his ship. Here is another facet of the drama of the war in action.

“Second World War gun camera footage: "the pilot of this has bailed out even though his plane seems relatively intact.

Ground crewmen help guide a Jasta 27 Fokker Dr.I into position for takeoff at Halluin-Ost near Flanders in May 1918.

Ground crewmen help guide a Jasta 27 Fokker Dr.I into position for takeoff at Halluin-Ost near Flanders in May

No. 1 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps next to their Bristol F.2 fighters, at Mejdel. The officer in the foreground (with stick) is commanding officer Lieutenant-Colonel R. Williams, 1918.

1 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps next to their Bristol fighters, at Mejdel in February The officer in the foreground (with stick) is Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Williams, D.

World War One German Aviator Ltn. Karl Menckhoff of Jasta 3 and later Jasta 72 by San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives, via Flickr

World War One German Aviator Ltn. Karl Menckhoff of Jasta 3 and later Jasta 72 by San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives, via Flickr

Arthur “Roy” Brown  Canadian pilot officially credited with shooting down German ace, Manfred v. Richthofen. This particular “kill” has been debated since it occurred with a few Australian machine gunners also claiming the responsible shot.

Arthur “Roy” Brown Canadian pilot officially credited with shooting down German ace, Manfred v. This particular “kill” has been debated since it occurred with a few Australian machine gunners also claiming the responsible shot.

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