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Manfred Von Richthofen

Manfred Von Richthofen Biography

Pilot


ABOUT
World War I German fighter pilot who was nicknamed and feared as "The Red Baron." He was victorious in over eighty World War I air battles and remains one of the world's most famous fighter pilots.
BEFORE FAME
He competed in gymnastics, hunting and horse riding in his youth.

FAMILY LIFE
He was born into the Prussian aristocracy.
ASSOCIATED WITH
He inspired a generation of pioneering aviators, including Charles Lindbergh.
TRIVIA
He piloted a Fokker Dr. I triplane, which he painted red in January 1917.

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