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Manfred von Richthofen

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RedSpartacus #1 Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:43 PM

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manfred_von_Richthofen
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raulv04 #2 Posted 21 April 2017 - 02:22 PM

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And still there's controversy about his death. Also, note the fact that his pallbearers were rivals from No. 3 Squadron. You won't see that today.

BrushWolf #3 Posted 21 April 2017 - 06:24 PM

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View Postraulv04, on 21 April 2017 - 09:22 AM, said:

And still there's controversy about his death. Also, note the fact that his pallbearers were rivals from No. 3 Squadron. You won't see that today.

 

A lot of experts think it was ground fire but what really killed him was target fixation, he chased a Sopwith Camel that he should have let go into the ground fire.

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“The church is near but the road is icy, the tavern is far away but I will walk carefully”

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RedSpartacus #4 Posted 21 April 2017 - 07:44 PM

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There exists a theory why he did this mistake:
http://www.news-medical.net/news/2004/09/18/4880.aspx


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gerr22 #5 Posted 22 April 2017 - 05:47 AM

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very long read but interesting indeed pity the plane was wrecked




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