The Red Baron was buried in Bertangle Cemetery on April 23, 1918.
'Find the enemy and shoot him down! All else is nonsense!'
- Baron Manfred Albrecht von Richthofen, German flying ace.
The Baron's aircraft was painted a bright red colour.
His enemies called it 'Le Petit Rouge' ("The Little Red").
Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen was the most
famous air ace of the World War 1.
He was born on 2 May 1892 in Breslau. Manfred von Richthofen
and was buried by the Allies in a small military cemetery
in Bertangles, France with full military honors. He was 25 years old
at the time of his death. His body was later moved to
a larger cemetery at Fricourt in 1925, it was moved again on
the behest of his brother, Karl Bolko, this time to Berlin,
where he was buried at Invaliden Cemetery in a large state funeral.
In a time of wooden and fabric aircraft, when 20 air victories ensured
a pilot's legendary status, the Red Baron shot down 80 enemy aircrafts
and went down in history as one of the greatest heroes to emerge from
World War I. on either side of the conflict.