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Richthofen

[rikht-hoh-fuh n] /ˈrɪxtˌhoʊ fən/
noun
1.
Baron Manfred von
[mahn-freyt fuh n] /ˈmɑn freɪt fən/ (Show IPA),
("Red Baron"or"Red Knight") 1892–1918, German aviator.
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  • See the summary of the data in this respect in Richthofen, China, vol.

    The Races of Man Joseph Deniker
  • In war every able-bodied Richthofen is, of course, on active service.

    The Red Battle Flyer Capt. Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen
  • The English had put a price on the head of the elder Richthofen.

    In the World War Count Ottokar Czernin
  • When we come to the purely aviatic portion of the book one finds more of the real von Richthofen and less of the cavalry officer.

    The Red Battle Flyer Capt. Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen
  • Another point of interest in von Richthofen's fighting methods is that he states, that as a rule, he opens fire at 50 yards.

    The Red Battle Flyer Capt. Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen
  • Even in my dreams I had not imagined that there would ever be a Richthofen's squadron of aeroplanes.

    The Red Battle Flyer Capt. Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen
  • Richthofen was buried with military honors behind the British lines.

  • According to Richthofen the rock from which Chinese porcelain is made is not a true kaolin, but is allied to the jades.

    The Natural History of Clay Alfred B. Searle
  • It is well to note how often von Richthofen refers to the wind being in his favor.

    The Red Battle Flyer Capt. Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen
  • Some others, the Dolomites for instance, have been regarded by Richthofen and other geologists as ancient coral islands.

    The Beauties of Nature Sir John Lubbock
British Dictionary definitions for Richthofen

Richthofen

/German ˈrɪçthoːfən/
noun
1.
Baron Manfred von (ˈmanfreːt fɔn), nickname the Red Baron. 1892–1918, German aviator; commander during World War I of the 11th Chasing Squadron (Richthofen's Flying Circus). He was credited with 80 air victories before he was shot down
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