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  • April 20 in Military History: the Red Baron's last kill, and the Russians have landed in California

    04/20/2018 8:10:04 AM PDT · by fugazi · 14 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | April 20, 2018 | Chris Carter
    1861: Col. Robert E. Lee, considered for a top command by Gen. Winfield Scott (whom Lee served as a chief aide during the Mexican-American War), and having just rejected an offer of command in the Confederate Army, reluctantly resigns his commission in the U.S. Army following the secession of his home state of Virginia. However, in three days Lee will take command of Virginia state forces – one of the first five generals appointed to the Confederate Army. Meanwhile, Norfolk Navy Yard is abandoned and burned by Union forces to prevent the facility from falling into enemy hands after Virginia’s...
  • Death certificate of WWI ace the Red Baron found in Poland

    12/08/2009 7:55:56 AM PST · by GonzoII · 50 replies · 5,945+ views
    The ^ | 5 Dec 09
    Death certificate of WWI ace the Red Baron found in Poland Published: 5 Dec 09 18:03 CETOnline: The death certificate of German World War I fighter ace Manfred von Richthofen has turned up in western Poland, the daily Gazeta Wyborcza reported on Saturday. Genealogist Maciej Kowalski came across it in the archives of the town of Ostrow Wielkopolski, which was the base of his regiment and his last official address, the paper said. Richthofen, a Prussian aristocrat dubbed the Red Baron from the favourite colour of his aircraft, was born in what is now Wroclaw in Poland, formerly Breslau,...
  • Red Baron film celebrates German war hero

    04/01/2008 3:16:51 PM PDT · by wolf78 · 131 replies · 679+ views
    Telegraph, ^ | 01/04/2008 | Harry de Quetteville
    After decades of war-related silence and shame, Germany proudly celebrated a military hero last night, rolling out the red carpet for "Red" Baron von Richthofen. The new attitude was on display as stars and celebrities, including British actor Joseph Fiennes, were due to gather for the Berlin premiere of a new film about the Baron. It is set to mark a new departure for German war films, which usually reflect on the extremism, suffering and even lunacy of the Nazi era ­ if they get made at all. The Red Baron in contrast, portrays a brilliant and honourable military figure...
  • Brazilian trio get 40 years for slayings (daughter of von Richtofens sentenced)

    07/24/2006 3:12:38 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 6 replies · 284+ views
    yahoo news/AP ^ | Jul 22, 2006
    Brazilian trio get 40 years for slayings By STAN LEHMAN, Associated Press Writer Sat Jul 22, A wealthy young woman, her lover and his brother were convicted Saturday in the deaths her parents, a crime that riveted Brazil with a tale of love across rigid class lines. Each was sentenced to about 40 years in prison. Manfred and Marisa von Richtofen were beaten to death at their home in a wealthy district of Sao Paulo on Oct. 30, 2002. Manfred von Richtofen, the great nephew of the World War I German ace known as the Red Baron, and his wife...
  • Injury May Have Led to Red Baron's Death

    09/22/2004 5:27:28 AM PDT · by foolscap · 19 replies · 1,310+ views
    Medford Tribune ^ | Sep 22, 2004 | SCOTT CHARTON
    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- History books say that The Red Baron, the legendary World War I German flying ace, was shot out of the sky and died in April 1918. But new research suggests that his death spiral may have begun nine months earlier. A University of Missouri at Columbia researcher and his Ohio collaborator argue a severe injury to Manfred von Richthofen's brain during an earlier aerial confrontation figured in his death. "He was a very reserved character all his life, but he is described as much more immature after the injury, and we have found that is common...
  • Red Baron brought down by a shot fired the previous year

    09/21/2004 7:24:44 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 6 replies · 587+ views
    Telegraph ^ | September 22, 2004 | Roger Highfield
    A head wound suffered by the Red Baron the year before his death was the underlying reason he was eventually shot down, according to a study by neuroscientists. There has been endless speculation over who killed the 25-year-old First World War flying ace but the new study suggests that more credit is due to the British airman who grazed his skull in 1917 than to the Australian gunner who eventually brought him down in 1918. The killing machine feared by the Allies and revered by his countrymen suffered significant brain damage to his frontal lobes when a machinegun round fired...
  • Did injured brain betray Red Baron?

    09/21/2004 6:24:41 AM PDT · by bad company · 4 replies · 585+ views
    K.C.Star ^ | Tue, Sep. 21, 2004 | ALAN BAVLEY
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted on Tue, Sep. 21, 2004 Did injured brain betray Red Baron? Trauma from earlier wound likely caused lack of judgment on fatal flight, psychologists say By ALAN BAVLEY The Kansas City Star The Associated Press An undated photo circa 1917 of the Red Baron, Manfred von Richthofen It's never been clear why the World War I German flying ace dubbed the Red Baron took the chances that got him killed one spring day in 1918. Now two retired U.S. Air Force psychologists think they have an answer: The Red Baron, Manfred von Richthofen, had suffered so traumatic a...
  • Canadian didn't kill Red Baron, film finds

    02/05/2003 8:35:18 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 17 replies · 821+ views
    TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE ^ | Feb. 5, 2003. 07:31 AM | PAUL LEGALL
    Laser technology used to re-enact WWI air battle Another Canadian war hero's claim to fame has come under attack as a result of a high-tech investigation into the death of the Red Baron. A documentary that airs tonight on the Discovery Channel has concluded Capt. Roy Brown did not kill the legendary German aviator during a dogfight on April 21, 1918, as history books would have us believe. Bennett still believes Brown could have killed the dashing 25-year-old German aristocrat who flew his bright red Fokker Triplane at the head of the Flying Circus and then terrorized the allies in...
  • MetLife Blimp crashes; no one injured(Snoopy down, Red Baron to blame?)

    10/22/2002 6:58:59 AM PDT · by Diddle E. Squat · 17 replies · 1,362+ views ^ | 10/21/02 |
    VALDOSTA, Ga. - A MetLife blimp narrowly missed a gazebo just before it crashed Monday in south Georgia due to high winds. The pilot was forced to jump from the gondola moments before the blimp's impact. Authorities said no one was injured in the incident, which happened shortly after 5 p.m. in Lowndes County. The pilot described the crash as controlled. The blimp initially tried to land at Valdosta Regional Airport but high winds from an afternoon storm blew the ship named "Snoopy One" off course. Snoopy One is one of two MetLife blimps that cover professional sporting events around...