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Manfred von Richthofen (1892-1918), known as the Red Baron. He was the highest scoring fighter ace of the First World War with 80 confirmed victories.

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Manfred Von Richtofen - The Red Baron Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen (2 May 1892 – 21 April 1918), also widely known as the Red Baron, was a German fighter pilot with the Imperial German Army Air Service (Luftstreitkräfte) during World War I. He is considered the ace-of-aces of that war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories, more than any other pilot.

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from Mail Online

Artist brings 150 years of history to life in glorious colour

The Red Baron: Manfred von Richthofen (1892-1918) earned widespread fame as a World War I ace fighter pilot. He was credited with 80 kills before being shot down, his legend as the fearsome Red Baron enduring well after his death

Rare photographs of legendary World War I German fighter ace Manfred von Richthofen (right) with his brother Lothar

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