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Richthofen

[rikht-hoh-fuh n]
noun
  1. Baron Man·fred von [mahn-freyt fuh n] /ˈmɑn freɪt fən/, Red BaronorRed Knight, 1892–1918, German aviator.
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Examples from the Web for richthofen

Historical Examples

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for richthofen

Richthofen

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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