May 2, 1892: Birth of Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen, also known as the Red Baron, WWI German pilot and still regarded today as the "ace of aces." He was a very successful fighter pilot, military leader and flying ace who won 80 air combats during World War I.
A common practice of the time, pilots who were shot down by the Allies (or the Germans) in World War I were usually given a full military funeral by their enemy, especially if they were of noble blood. In this photograph, Squadron 3 of the Australian Flying Corps, give a final salute to the Red Baron, Manfred von Richthofen. He was buried with full military honors by the Allies after being shot down in a dogfight.