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'Headache' Manfred Richthofen by rOEN911 'Headache' Manfred Richthofen by rOEN911
Manfred von Richthofen "The Red Baron"

The history in his medical file is very similar, noting that he did not lose consciousness in the plane. "His arms fell down, legs moved to the front of the plane. The flying apparatus fell towards the ground. At the same time he had a feeling of total blindness and the engine sound was heard as if from a great distance. After regaining his senses and control over his limbs, he estimated that the time of paralysis lasted for only a minute. He descended to an altitude of 50 m to find an appropriate landing spot until he felt that he could no longer fly the aircraft. Afterwards he could not remember where he had landed. He left the plane and collapsed." His memory of his transportation to the hospital was blurred. Upon arrival von Richthofen immediately told his physician that he had only been able to retain control of the aircraft because he had had the firm conviction that otherwise he would have been a dead man.

The initial diagnosis on reaching hospital was "machinegun (projectile) ricocheting from head". The stay in hospital was uneventful after surgery to ascertain that the bullet had not entered the brain.

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nicothai Featured By Owner May 28, 2015
A very strong man in fact. Red Baron all frenchies to know about this hero of the war.
Oliver1388 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
this is why you don't drink an fly 
keeslv1 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
I love it!
Virus-engel Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Great work dude!
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
CretaceousForest Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
All Your WWI aviation works is fantastic!!!!!!
blw7920 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember reading about this incident, Richthofen apparently never quite fully recovered from this, and his dogfighting skills were slightly impaired from then on I guess, but even if that was the case, he was still extremely deadly!!! Beautiful render!!! :)
xiXMidnightSkyXix Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
Indeed. It's believed that that head wound was a big factor in his death, given that it likely clouded his judgement, leading to the errors he made that ultimately allowed him to be shot down.
Aeternum-designs Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Excelent art!!!:clap:
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