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[rikht-hoh-fuh n] /ˈrɪxtˌhoʊ fən/
Baron Manfred von
[mahn-freyt fuh n] /ˈmɑn freɪt fən/ (Show IPA),
("Red Baron"or"Red Knight") 1892–1918, German aviator. Unabridged
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  • In war every able-bodied Richthofen is, of course, on active service.

    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • See the summary of the data in this respect in Richthofen, China, vol.

    The Races of Man Joseph Deniker
  • 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
  • Richthofen was buried with military honors behind the British lines.

  • Richthofen was one of the cleverest of the enemy aviators and in time he made his squadron a formidable aerial weapon.

    The Romance of Aircraft Lawrence Yard Smith
  • Lake Agnes on the northern slope of Mt. Richthofen was formed with a rounded dome of glaciated rock remaining near the centre.

  • It took a large toll of our best fighters, although Richthofen's personal record of 78 victories was undoubtedly exaggerated.

    The Romance of Aircraft Lawrence Yard Smith
British Dictionary definitions for Richthofen


/German ˈrɪçthoːfən/
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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