|Author||Manfred Von Richthofen|
|Category||World War 1|
|Short Description||The Red Fighter Pilot (German: Der Rote Kampfflieger) is a book written by Manfred von Richthofen, better known today as the "Red Baron", during the First World War. The book was first published in 1920 in Germany.|
The Red Fighter Pilot (German: Der Rote Kampfflieger) is a book written by Manfred von Richthofe. A German fighter pilot who is considered the top scoring ace ace of the First World War, he has been officially credited with 80 air combat victories. Richthofen's most common German nickname was "Der Rote Kampfflieger," which roughly translates to "The Red Battle Flyer" or "The Red Fighter Pilot." Today he is better known as the Red Baron.
The book details some of Richthofen's experiences during World War I. He finished the book in 1917, and as it was written during World War I, it was subjected to war-time censorship. Richthofen was killed in combat in 1918. The Red Fighter Pilot was the only book he authored. (Wikipedia).