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Richthofen, Manfred, Baron von

Richthofen, Manfred, Baron von män´frāt [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).

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