Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen A.K.A “The Red Baron”
This sexy beast was born 2nd May 1892 in Kleinburg. He is hailed as World War One’s greatest flying ace with 80 confirmed kills to his name - though his number of unconfirmed kills brings the total up to approximately 100. At the start of the war, every time he made a kill he ordered a silver cup made for himself engraved with the date and type of enemy aircraft; but by the time he had 60 cups he had to give-up as a blockade led to a shortage of silver and other metals in Germany. Need any more evidence he’s a BAMF? He painted his aircraft red so it would be easily recognised and would terrify his enemies. When he was shot down and killed at the mere age of 25 on 21st April 1918, his last word is reported to be “kaputt”.
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