RED BARON'S FIRST VICTORY
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
When was the Red Baron's first victory?
The Red Baron is none other than
German pilot Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen, born on May 02, 1892.
On September 17, 1916 Lieutenant Lionel Morris and
Lieutenant Tom Rees were flying in a FE2B as part of a squadron that was
attacking a railway station.
Out of nowhere the Red Baron, in his famous red Fokker
DR-1 Triplane, swooped from the clouds, Lieutenant Tom Rees stood up to shoot
but was shot and killed instead, becoming the Red Baron's first victim.
Lieutenant Lionel Morris was injured in the dogfight
but managed to land the plane and the Red Baron landed next to him to claim his
von Richthofen is credited with 80 victories, his
last victory was on April 20, 1918, before being shot down himself on
April 21, 1918, but just who shot him down remains a mystery to this very day.
Manfred von Richthofen
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