BirthdayMay 2, 1892

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Manfred von Richthofen

    Full name: Manfred von Richthofen
    Also known as: Manfred von Richthofen, Manfred Albrecht von Richthofen, Richthofen, Manfred Albrecht von
    Professions: WW1 Fighter Ace
    Work: Commanding Officer of Jagdgeschwader 1

  2. Manfred von Richthofen Death information

    Died: Sunday, 21st of April, 1918 (Age: 25)

  3. Manfred von Richthofen Biography

    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 top ace of the war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories.Originally a cavalryman, Richthofen transferred to the Air Service in 1915, becoming one of the first members of Jasta 2 in 1916. He quickly distinguished himself as a fighter pilot, and during 1917 became leader of Jasta 11 and then the larger unit Jagdgeschwader 1 (better known as the "Flying Circus"). By 1918, he was regarded as a national hero in Germany, and well-known amongst opposing forces.Richthofen was shot down and killed near Amiens on 21 April 1918. There has been considerable discussion and debate regarding aspects of his career, especially the circumstances of his death. He remains perhaps the most widely known fighter pilot of all time, and has been the subject of many books, films and other media.

  4. Manfred von Richthofen Family

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