The Red Battle Flyer By Manfred Freiherr Von Richthofen An Aviator S Field Book By Oswald B ElckeTwo German Aces Of The Great WarThere Can Be Little Doubt That The Most Iconic Fighter Pilot Of The First World War On The Western Front Was The Aristocratic German Ace Of Aces, Baron Manfred Von Richtohofen Known Universally, Due To His Particularly Conspicuous Bright Red Coloured Fokker Albatros Triplane, As The Red Baron, He And The Equally Gaudy Aircraft Of His Comrades Of The Flying Circus Were No Mere Publicity Stunt As Their Counterparts Among The French And British Squadrons Who Opposed Them Could Attest, Often To Their Fatal Cost In Fact, Richtohofen S Personal Kill Record Was Than Any Pilot In The Conflict Just Twenty Six Years Old When He Was Eventually Killed In , He Might Justifiably Be Described As The Most Famous Fighter Pilot Of All Time Fortunately For Posterity, Richtohofen Found The Time To Write A Book Of His Experiences, The Well Regarded The Red Battle Flyer It Will Be A Familiar Text To Many Of Those Interested In The Great War In The Air It Is Accompanied In This Special Leonaur Edition By The Account Of Another Incredibly Significant German Fighter Pilot Of The Period, Oswald Boelcke Boelcke Was Nothing Less Than The Red Baron S Mentor And Richtohofen S Admiration For Him Was Significant Certainly, Boelcke Was Responsible For Defining The Craft Of Aerial Combat And His Leadership And Tactical Skills Are Regarded As Original And Highly Influential He Was Particularly Concerned With The Benefits And Capabilities Of Formation Fighting An Ace In His Own Right, He Had Victories To His Credit Before He Too Was Killed At The Tragically Young Age Of Twenty Five In , Whilst On Patrol With Richtohofen Himself Leonaur Editions Are Newly Typeset And Are Not Facsimiles Each Title Is Available In Softcover And Hardback With Dustjacket Our Hardbacks Are Cloth Bound And Feature Gold Foil Lettering On Their Spines And Fabric Head And Tail Bands
German fighter pilot of aristocratic descent Manfred, Freiherr von Richhofen Better known for his nickname the Red Baron Von Richthofen is officially credited with 80 confirmed air combat victories He was awarded with the Pour le M rite the highest Prussian military award.Richthofen was killed 21 April 1918, while flying a pursuit above North France He got hit by a.303 bullet.
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