Manfred Albrecht (Richthofen) Baron von Richthofen

Manfred Albrecht (Richthofen) Baron von Richthofen (1892 - 1918)

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Manfred Albrecht "The Red Baron" Baron von Richthofen formerly Richthofen
Born in Breslau, Schlesien, Prussia, Deutschlandmap
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Died in Sailly-le-Sec, Somme, Francemap
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Categories: Pour le Mérite | Germany, World War I | Notables | Killed in Action, Germany, World War I.

Manfred (Richthofen) Baron von Richthofen was awarded a Pour le Mérite.
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Manfred (Richthofen) Baron von Richthofen was Killed in Action during World War I.

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Biography

Manfred Albrecht was born 1892 in Breslau, Lower Silesia, Prussia, Germany (now Wroclaw, Poland).

Manfred Albrecht Richtofen was awarded the Pour le Mérite, the "Blue Max", the highest Prussian military order and was credited with 80 kills. He was killed in action in 1918. At the time Manfred was Germany's greatest hero & his loss was mourned by all. He was given a state funeral to honor his memory.[1]

Manfred was such a skillful aviator & formidable adversary that his reputation preceded him. His opponents respected his ability When he was finally killed in combat, the Allied squadrons stationed nearby presented memorial wreaths, one of which was inscribed with the words, "To Our Gallant and Worthy Foe".


Family

Leopold I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau in later life, Leopold sired two illegitimate sons by Sophie Eleonore Söldner (Ellrich, 7 September 1710 – Dessau, 16 September 1779):[2]. John Georg Henry von Berenhorst (Sandersleben, 26 October 1733 – Dessau, 30 October 1814), who married first in Zöberitz on 8 May 1781 to Katharina Christiane Maria Otto, but divorced in 1783; in Köthen on 26 October 1783 he married for a second time to Henriette Christine Karoline von Bülow (Predel, 30 June 1765 – Dessau, 29 August 1813), with whom he had six children, one son, George John (whose descendants in the male line became extinct in 1952), and five daughters: Louise Sophie, Eugenie Johanne (d. in infancy), Wilhelmine Henriette, Klara Hedwig, and Thekla Pauline, who, from her first marriage to Julius, Freiherr von Richthofen, was a great-grandmother of Manfred von Richthofen.


Burial:

Südfriedhof Wiesbaden,
Wiesbaden, Wiesbadener Stadtkreis, Hessen, Germany
Plot: Westhain section, West of the main entrance
(Originally buried in Berlin, but after World War II the Berlin Wall passed directly over his grave and his family had his remains moved to Wiesbaden. When he was exhumed and reburied, he was given full military honors by both the Germans and British.)
Find A Grave: Memorial #4333
Coordinates: 50.060260°N 8.265810°E
Find A Grave: Memorial #8682454 centotaph memorial, cemetery location where he was originally buried until the Berlin Wall was erected over his grave.
Invalidenfriedhof, Berlin-Mitte, Mitte, Berlin, Deutschland

Sources

  1. Wikipedia Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen. "The Red Baron


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