A composition of a SE5A trying to run away from the red baron (Manfred Von Richofen) a famous German fighter pilot of world war 1 with 80 recorded victories and 20 of those victories in a Fokker Dr.1. He is hunting down the SE5a in France down a small river just a short distance away from the battle on the ground. Manfred Von Richofen died in combat on the 21st April 1918. He is regarded as one of the best pilots from world war 1. He painted his aircraft red as he wanted to be noticed when he was in the sky by his enemy's. He got given many names but the most commonly as the red baron. The ace of aces. He was also called the Red Devil and Little red.
Aircraft photographed at Duxford and Perth air show. and background from the archives.
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