Score one for the Red Baron

Mr. Peabody 09-17-2006 11:39 AM
Here's something for all the WWI and military avaiation fans:

On this day in history, September 17, 1916, Manfred von Richthofen scored his first kill over the skies of Cambrai, France.

Richthofen would soon be known worldwide as the Red Baron, and went on to become the most revered fighter pilot in military history.



ZeroKirbyX 09-17-2006 12:33 PM
Wow, thats pretty sweet. A day after the opening of Oktoberfest. Coincdence? I think not.
Revan 09-17-2006 02:22 PM
Cool bit of information there!
The history of WWI aviation is fascinating stuff Cool
David Ryder 09-17-2006 02:23 PM
Ah, very interesting. Very neat.
Inigo Montoya 09-17-2006 07:15 PM
Von Richtofen was indeed a force to be reckoned, dedicated to his craft.
War.
evanASF27 09-17-2006 07:50 PM
The Red Barron WAS an amazing pilot....but I have my own favorite Tongue

Pie_Junkie 09-17-2006 08:24 PM
Interesting, I love military avaiation. Red Baron's one of my heros.
Dangerous 09-18-2006 07:46 AM
I believed it was a post about Michael Schumacher's retirement before entering inside this post. This pilot, also named the Red Baron, is the best pilot of F1 in the History.
Nine Kuze 09-18-2006 11:12 AM
If YoruameBaroness was still around here, she would totally be hittin' this thread up.

And cool info on the Red Baron, Peabody.
Peace.
Instro 09-18-2006 11:15 AM
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Mr. Fortnight 09-19-2006 05:00 AM
quote:
Originally posted by Nine XXVI
If YoruameBaroness was still around here, she would totally be hittin' this thread up.

And cool info on the Red Baron, Peabody.
Peace.


I should send her a message regarding this thread. She might actually stop in!