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The grave of Manfred von Richthofen (1892-1918), a cavalry officer who became the most famous of all the World War I fighter pilots, bringing down a total of 80 Allied aircraft. He was shot down on 21 April 1918 and the British buried him in France with full military honours. The card on the nearest wreath bears tears the words, 'Royal Air Force'. [Original reads: 'Grave of German Airman - Baron Von Richthofen at Sailly le Sec, Somme.']

The grave of Manfred von Richthofen (1892-1918), a cavalry officer who became the most famous of all the World War I fighter pilots, bringing down a total of 80 Allied aircraft. He was shot down on 21 April 1918 and the British buried him in France with full military honours. The card on the nearest wreath bears tears the words, 'Royal Air Force'. [Original reads: 'Grave of German Airman - Baron Von Richthofen at Sailly le Sec, Somme.']

A dogfight involving German Fokker VIIs and British SE5 fighters, as flown by Mannock

A dogfight involving German Fokker VIIs and British SE5 fighters, as flown by Mannock

10 unsolved mysteries of the World War I  manfred-richthofen the Red Baron

10 unsolved mysteries of the World War I manfred-richthofen the Red Baron

A posthumous photograph of Captain Baron Manfred von Richthofen (the Red Baron).

A posthumous photograph of Captain Baron Manfred von Richthofen (the Red Baron).

German trenches on Hawthorn Ridge in the spring of 1916; their depth is particularly noticeable in this photograph.

German trenches on Hawthorn Ridge in the spring of 1916; their depth is particularly noticeable in this photograph.

Home of Manfred Von Richthofen

Home of Manfred Von Richthofen

The military funeral of Baron Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen,the 'Red Baron', shot down on the 21st of April, 1918. At his burial at the village of Bertangles, near Amiens, riflemen from No.3 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps fired three volleys over the grave in tribute to the airman who had chalked up 80 kills.

The military funeral of Baron Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen,the 'Red Baron', shot down on the 21st of April, 1918. At his burial at the village of Bertangles, near Amiens, riflemen from No.3 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps fired three volleys over the grave in tribute to the airman who had chalked up 80 kills.

German soldier with a cat on his head while wearing a nightshirt, a helmet, boot, armed with a bayonet, and standing in front of a latrine.

German soldier with a cat on his head while wearing a nightshirt, a helmet, boot, armed with a bayonet, and standing in front of a latrine.

WWI. German barbed wire at Beaucourt, November 1916.

WWI. German barbed wire at Beaucourt, November 1916.

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

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