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Legend of the Red Baron
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Location: Vette Theater
Presenter: Dr Leo Murphy
When the Red Baron, Manfred Von Richthofen, was fatally wounded on April 21, 1918 in his brightly-painted red Fokker triplane, he was only twenty-five years old and the most successful ace of World War I. He had shot down 80 Allied airmen, a total that remained the highest number of air victories of the war. Dr Murphy will discuss the life, service and death of Richthofen, as well as providing a broad overview of the history of aviation during World War I.