The first Red Baron victim ever


RED BARON'S FIRST VICTORY
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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 first victory.

Manfred 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


The first Red Baron victim ever

The first Red Baron victim ever

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