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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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ThaPokeMuffin Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015
According to RAF files it looks like Manfred could of shot down more than 80, it's looking around 90 or even 100, but this is a ever ongoing investigation.
trialsgirl10 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
before Anzac day the team at the Caboolture airfield built a replica of the red baron. And they flew it over the city on ANZAC day.
skipperbob Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
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 Featured By Owner 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
lockdownthebulldog Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
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
MouseDenton Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
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 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You are right = ) a simple field gunner killed him, so sad...
Oberst-Hajj Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
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 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for comment,I will remake the scene because i lost the psd files :/
Oberst-Hajj Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
That's too bad that you lost the psd!
Somethingfake Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
A very well done piece, but wasn't he flying an albatross when he died? I could be wrong.
Alan-the-leopard Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
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 :)
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nop the Dr1 ...but its not correct about the SE5a the future i will make a new one.
Tripehound Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I like it. It's a shame the RAF pilots are so neglected, though.
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