Sunday, August 06, 2017

V is for von Richthofen

WWI Flying Ace Manfred von Richthofen, otherwise known as the Red Baron, was 25 when he was killed over France in 1918. His death was a severe blow to German war morale. I myself am afraid to fly. Technically he belongs under the letter “R” but I really wanted to include Gilda Radner.

1 comment:

The Silver Fox said...

I was fascinated by WWI and its aces as early as my grammar school years, when comic books were coming out about a fictional German character known as "Hans von Hammer, the Enemy Ace" who was based very closely on von Richtofen.