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Epilogue of a Legend by rOEN911 Epilogue of a Legend by rOEN911

Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen (2 May 1892 – 21 April 1918), widely known as the Red Baron, was a German fighter pilot with the Imperial German Army Air Service (Luftstreitkräfte) during World War I. He is considered the ace-of-aces of that war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories, more than any other pilot.

Originally a cavalryman, Richthofen transferred to the Air Service in 1915, becoming one of the first members of Jasta 2 in 1916. He quickly distinguished himself as a fighter pilot, and during 1917 became leader of Jasta 11 and then the larger unit Jagdgeschwader 1 (better known as the "Flying Circus"). By 1918 he was regarded as a national hero in Germany, and was very well known by the other side.

Richthofen was shot down and killed near Amiens on 21 April 1918. There has been considerable discussion and debate regarding aspects of his career, especially the circumstances of his death. He remains very possibly the most widely known fighter pilot of all time
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He was flying against Sopwith Camels when he died, I don't believe the Fokker Triplane ever flew with the Maltese Cross and his plane did not burn, it landed intact. But I do love your work very much and I'm sure it is difficult to make sure everything is perfect.
rOEN911 Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Well i know the story and i did it like this because i read an ulternative report and i liked the idea more :P in the future i will do a proper one thats for sure
Manfred von Richthofen olso now ass the Red baron one off the last knight off the sky pilot hows feart and respatet bay hes conterparts hy dit not shoot kill his enemy hy shot only the aircraft force u landing Manfred hate one rule dont shoot the pilot
Last I heard (from the History Channel, no less) they figured it was a gunner on the ground named Snowey Evans (or something like that) who delivered the shot that pierced his chest from below. They mentioned they couldn't even find a picture of the guy...
Qzurr Nov 22, 2012   Traditional Artist
You are right = ) a simple field gunner killed him, so sad...
I'm not sure how you do your images, but you could change the Baron's DR.I out for Voss and the SE5's would fit (with marking changes on the one).
rOEN911 Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for comment,I will remake the scene because i lost the psd files :/
That's too bad that you lost the psd!
A very well done piece, but wasn't he flying an albatross when he died? I could be wrong.
Manfred was badly injured on his head while flying an Albatross fighter, before moving on to the triplane. Probably that was what you were referring to :)
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