Manfred Albrecht von Richthofen

Birth Date 1892-05-02
Birth Place Poland: Wroclaw
Death Date 1918-04-21
Death Place France: Picardie, Somme, Morlancourt
Also known as The Red Baron
  • 3rd Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
  • No. 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918


Date of birth 02 May 1892
Date commissioned 01 April 1911 Commissioned as a cavalry officer in the First Regiment of Uhlans at the Royal Military Academy at Lichterfield.
Date promoted 1912 Promoted to leutnant.
Other 1915 Joined the German Air Corps (Fliegertruppe) as an observer.
Other 10 October 1915 Made his first solo flight as a pilot.
Other units 1916-09 Assigned to Jagdstaffel 2 (2 Squadron) and flew an Albatross D.II.
Other 04 January 1917 Became his country's top living air ace with the death of his sixteenth victim and was awarded the Blue Max and given command of Jagdstaffel 11.
Other 1917-06 Given command of Jagdgeschwader 1 (Fight Wing 1).
Date of death 21 April 1918