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World War I German fighter pilot who was nicknamed and feared as “The Red Baron.” He was victorious in over eighty World War I air battles and remains one of the world’s most famous fighter pilots.
He competed in gymnastics, hunting and horse riding in his youth.
He piloted a Fokker Dr. I triplane, which he painted red in January 1917.
He was born into the Prussian aristocracy.
He inspired a generation of pioneering aviators, including Charles Lindbergh.
How did Manfred Von Richthofen die?
|Cause of death||N/A|
|Age of death||25 years|
|Death date||April 21, 1918|
|Place of death||Vaux-sur-Somme, France|
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Of course, with the increasing number of aeroplanes one gains increased opportunities for shooting down one’s enemies, but at the same time, the possibility of being shot down one’s self increases.Manfred Von Richthofen
All the papers contained nothing but fantastic stories about the war. However, for several months we had been accustomed to war talk. We had so often packed our service trunks that the whole thing had become tedious.Manfred Von Richthofen
Of course no one thought of anything except of attacking the enemy. It lies in the instinct of every German to rush at the enemy wherever he meets him, particularly if he meets hostile cavalry.Manfred Von Richthofen
I never was good at learning things. I did just enough work to pass. In my opinion it would have been wrong to do more than was just sufficient, so I worked as little as possible.Manfred Von Richthofen
The English had hit upon a splendid joke. They intended to catch me or to bring me down.Manfred Von Richthofen