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Manfred Richthofen, Baron von

Richthofen, Manfred, Baron von (mänˈfrāt) [key], 1892–1918, German aviator in World War I. He was credited with the spectacular achievement of shooting down 80 aircraft; he was killed in action on Apr. 21, 1918. He was known as the "Red Baron."

See biography by W. E. Burrows (1969).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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