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21/04/1918 German ace Red Baron is shot down and killed


Who was the Red Baron?


Rise of Flight "The Death of the Red Baron"

Richthofen was shot down and killed near Vaux-sur-Somme. There has been considerable discussion and debate regarding aspects of his career, especially the circumstances of his death. He remains one of the most widely known fighter pilots of all time and has been the subject of many books, films, and other media.
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    • Essentials 

    • Personal 

    • Name and nicknames 

    • Early war service 

    • Flying Circus 

    • Wounded in combat 

    • Author and hero 

    • Death 

    • Debate over the identity of the individual who fired the shot that killed Richthofen 

    • Theories about last combat 

    • Burial 

    • Number of victories 

    • Relics 

    • Tributes 

    • Bibliography