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Manfred von Richthofen, aka “The Red Baron”, petting his dog on an airfield.

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Manfred von Richthofen, aka “The Red Baron”, petting his dog on an airfield.

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.

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 signed picture of the ace, taken around 1916. Manfred von Richthofen, in the cockpit of an Albatros. His signature appears beneath the photo

Rare photographs of WWI German fighter pilot the Red Baron in action found in shoebox at British car boot sale

A signed picture of the ace, taken around 1916. Manfred von Richthofen, in the cockpit of an Albatros. His signature appears beneath the photo

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.

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.

The coffin of Baron Manfred von Richthofen's (The Red Baron) is carried into the cemetery at Bertangles by six pilots of No.3 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, 22 April 1918...

Rare photographs of WWI German fighter pilot the Red Baron in action found in shoebox at British car boot sale

The coffin of Baron Manfred von Richthofen's (The Red Baron) is carried into the cemetery at Bertangles by six pilots of No.3 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, 22 April 1918...

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