Richthofen

[ rikht-hoh-fuhn ]

noun
  1. Baron Man·fred von [mahn-freyt fuhn], /ˈmɑn freɪt fən/, "Red Baron" or "Red Knight", 1892–1918, German aviator.

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How to use Richthofen in a sentence

  • 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
  • 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
  • When the wreckage was removed and the body of the pilot recovered he was found to be no other than the great Richthofen himself.

    The Romance of Aircraft | Lawrence Yard Smith
  • It will be noticed that von Richthofen repeats the sentiment later on.

    The Red Battle Flyer | Capt. Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen
  • In war every able-bodied Richthofen is, of course, on active service.

    The Red Battle Flyer | Capt. Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen

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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