Manfred von Richthofen (Red Baron)

These days of gentlemen are long gone…..

An RAF Chaplain leads the coffin of Rittmeister Manfred von Richthofen (Red Baron) past the saluting party as it enters the cemetery at Bertangles, France.
The coffin is carried by six pilots of No. 3 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps.
Australian soldiers are each side also.
The “Red Baron”, was a fighter pilot with the German Air Force during WW1. He is considered the ace-of-aces of the war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories.
Richthofen was shot down and killed near Vaux-sur-Somme on the 21st of April 1918. There has been considerable discussion and debate regarding aspects of his career, especially the circumstances of his death.
He remains one of the most widely known fighter pilots of all time, and has been the subject of many books, films and other media.
His body was buried in the cemetery at the village of Bertangles, near Amiens, on the 22nd of April 1918. Allied squadrons stationed nearby presented memorial wreaths, one of which was inscribed with the words, “To Our Gallant and Worthy Foe”.
Photograph comes from the Imperial War Museums. Image file number IWM Q 10918.
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