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Old 04-08-2017, 12:30 PM   #46
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I'm guessing the weather was pretty good 100 years ago, as the Baron was in the air a lot. Two more enemy machines would fall to his fire today.

Kill # 38 April 8, 1917, near Farbus; Sopwith 2; Lieutenant J. S. Heagerty, pilot, wounded and made prisoner, and Lieutenant L. Heath-Cantle, killed.


Kill # 39 April 8, 1917, Vimy; B. E. 2; Second Lieutenant Kenneth L. Mackenzie, pilot, and second Lieutenant George Everingham, observer, both killed.
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Old 04-11-2017, 12:14 PM   #47
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Richthofen was back in the air 100 years ago today.


Kill # 40 April 11, 1917, Willerval; B. E. 2;Lieutenant E. C. E. Derwin and Air Mechanic H. Pierson, both wounded and escaped behind the British line.
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Old 04-11-2017, 08:46 PM   #48
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Richthofen was back in the air 100 years ago today.


Kill # 40 April 11, 1917, Willerval; B. E. 2;Lieutenant E. C. E. Derwin and Air Mechanic H. Pierson, both wounded and escaped behind the British line.
I have been Re Reading 'Under the Guns of the Red Baron" for the 7,000th time and have been following his actions during Bloody April with keen interest
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Old 04-12-2017, 07:51 PM   #49
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I have not read that one yet. My source is The Red Knight of Germay by Floyd Gibbons. Loved this stuff since I was a kid. Snoopy and the Red Baron. Dawn Patrol, Blue Max. Good stuff.
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Old 04-13-2017, 11:33 AM   #50
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Manfred was at his best 100 years ago today. He shot his first triple.


Kill # 41 April 13, 1917, between Vitry and Brebieres; D. D. 2 or R. E. 2(?); Captain James Stuart and Lieutenant M. H. Wood, both killed.


Kill # 42 April 13, 1917, between Monchy and Feuchy; Vickers 2; two occupants and their fate unknown, downed behind the British lines.


Kill # 43 April 13, 1917, Noyelle-Godault near Henin-Lietard; Vickers 2 or F. E. 2b(?); Second Lieutenant A. H. Bates, pilot, and Sergeant W. A. Barnes, observer, both killed.

Bloody April was not even half over.
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Old 04-14-2017, 11:42 AM   #52
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Great foto! Thanks.
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Bloody April continued 100 years ago today.

Kill # 44 April 14, 1917, S. of Bois Bernard; Nieuport 1; Lieutenant W. O. Russell, made prisoner.
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Old 04-16-2017, 12:33 PM   #54
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The "Bloody Red Baron" continued his work 100 years ago today.

Kill # 45 April 16, 1917, between Bailleul and Cavrelle; B. E. 2; Lieutenant W. Green, pilot, wounded but escaped behind British lines, and Lieutenant C. E. Wilson, observer, killed.
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The flying Uhlan scored again 100 years ago today.


Kill # 46 April 22, 1917, near Laignicourt; Vickers 2; Lieutenant W. F. Fletcher, pilot, and Lieutenant W. Franklin, observer, both wounded but escaped behind the British lines.
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Die Jagdstaffel des Freiherrn von Richthofen im Apparat sitzend Rittmeister Freiherr von Richthofen, Albatros D. III. Jasta 11, April 23 1917.

Richthofen racked up 22 victories in the Albatros D. III. from early Bloody April 2 thru late June 1917 then, transitioning to the Albatros D.V. aircraft.
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Thanks for the great pic Erickn. They were all so young. Also shows well just how small these machines were.
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Another bloody day in April 100 years ago today.

Kill # 47 April 23, 1917, Mericourt; B. E. 2; Sergeant Alfred Tollervey and Second Lieutenant E. A. Welch, both killed.
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Bloody April was getting short, but Richthofen was still flying 100 years ago today.


Kill # 48 April 28, 1917, E. of Pelves; B. E. 2; Second Lieutenant F. J. Kirkham, observer, wounded and made prisoner, and Lieutenant Follett, pilot, killed.
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This would be Manfred's last day in the air during Bloody April 100 years ago. With his sense of style, he made it one for the record books. He shot his first quadruple!

Kill # 49 April 29, 1917, swamps near Lecluse; Spad 1, Second Lieutenant R. Applin, killed.

Kill # 50 April 29, 1917, S. W. of Inchy, Hill 90, near Pariville; F. E. 2b or Vickers 2(?); Sergeant G. Stead and Air Mechanic Corporal Alfred Beebe, both killed.

Kill # 51 April 29, 1917, near Roeux, B.E.D.D. 2; two unidentified occupants, both killed.

Kill # 52 April 29, 1917, between Billy-Montigny and Sellaumines; Nieuport 1; Captain F. L. Barwell, killed.

One day, four machines, six men. Richthofen had reached his peak.
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