Who Killed the Red Baron Author:Carisells, P. J. and Ryan, James W. On April 21, 1018, the World War's most romantic hero, Baron Manfred Von Richthofen, leader of the crack team of combat fliers known as the Flying Circus, crashed to earth near the Somme River in his boldly painted red triplane. He was twenty-five and had 80 victories to his credit--a record never surpassed during the war that gave him fame, de... more »ath, immortality.
One bullet had killed him. Who had pulled the trigger? No one could say for certain. It seemed fitting, in a way, that this myth-figure, this new Siegfried, should die a mysterious death.« less