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Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen was a German pilot and is still regarded today as the "ace of aces". He was a very successful fighter pilot, military leader and flying ace who won 80 air combats during World War I. Richthofen was known as der rote Kampfflieger (Red Battle-Flyer) by the Germans, petit rouge (little Red) or le Diable Rouge (Red Devil) or Johnny by the French, and the Red Knight or the Red Baron in the English-speaking world. The German translation of 'Red Baron' is Der Rote Baron, and Richthofen is known by this name in Germany as well....
 
 
Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen was a German pilot and is still regarded today as the "ace of aces". He was a very successful fighter pilot, military leader and flying ace who won 80 air combats during World War I. Richthofen was known as der rote Kampfflieger (Red Battle-Flyer) by the Germans, petit rouge (little Red) or le Diable Rouge (Red Devil) or Johnny by the French, and the Red Knight or the Red Baron in the English-speaking world. The German translation of 'Red Baron' is Der Rote Baron, and Richthofen is known by this name in Germany as well....

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