21 April Rittmeister Manfred Albrecht Freiher von Richthofen, “The Red Baron”, was killed in combat at Morlancourt Ridge, near Vaux-sur-Somme, France. He was just 25 years old. (Portrait by Nicola Perscheid)
The Red Baron, Manfred Von Richhoven, was a German fighter pilot with the Imperial German Army Air Service (Luftstreitkräfte) during World War I. He is considered the top ace of that war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories.