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About Ernst Udet and the Red Baron.

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The Red Baron entertains the English with bombs

“One fine day we flew our large battle plane to entertain the English with our bombs.” Continue reading

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Richthofen flies his first solo

“I flew the prescribed figure eight and the ordered number of landings, whereupon I proudly got out of the machine and heard, to my great surprise, that I had failed.” Continue reading

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Manfred von Richthofen scores a victory

“At about a hundred meters altitude he tried to escape toward the Front by flying zigzag, making his plane a difficult target to hit.” Continue reading

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Manfred von Richthofen salutes the English

God save the King! –Manfred von Richthofen Continue reading

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World War One history lesson in a Nieuport airplane

“The first equalizer was the 15-meter Nieuport” Continue reading

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Replica aircraft that fly: the Spad XIII

“I hurried to the field. There they were, three beauties.” Continue reading

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What makes a good officer – part 2

I can’t see “another Richthofen” being a bad thing on an officer evaluation. Continue reading

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Ace of aces, hero of heros

“Richthofen? No! He’s too big for Hollywood.” Continue reading

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First shoot the cameraman

‘Herr Rittmeister, the English Anti-Richthofen Squadron challenges you!’ Continue reading

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