September 17, 1916 CE – Manfred von Richthofen Downs His First Enemy Fighter and the Legend of the Red Baron is Born

September 17, 1916 CE – Manfred von Richthofen Downs His First Enemy Fighter and the Legend of the Red Baron is BornRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons World War I represented a monumental shift in the way opposing forces entered combat. Among the innovations in destruction employed in the conflict, tanks and poisonous gas are often cited, but no invention would change how nations fought quite like the addition of the airplane. Powered flight had been a reality for hardly more than a decade, yet its rapid advance naturally led countries to employ pilots in securing the skies — none more famous than Manfred von Richthofen, the German flyer […]