View Full Version : Baron Manfred von Richthofen: "The Red Baron"

Mistress Klaus
Friday, October 8th, 2004, 12:41 PM
Much controversy has been debated & discussed over the real truth of who shot down Richthofen on his final flight over enemy territory in France.
With 80 kills to his name, the Baron showed strange & uncharacteristic 'combat' skills & habits on that fatal day of April 21, 1918 (aged 25). The obsessive chase he gave to the Sopwith Camel,.. lead him into 'obvious' enemy ground flak attacks. (Why!!)
With a single bullet to the chest, Canadian pilot Roy Brown was credited with the kill of the Baron, but with investigation, it has been proven that the shot came from ground forces...being that of Australian gunner Cedric Popkin.

Why did Richthofen break his record of efficiency?! Why did he seem so hell-bent on chasing a clearly in-experienced pilot...only to be lead (unwillingly) into enemy territory & void himself vunerable to enemy ground flak.!?