Death of Red Baron at Omaka Aviation Centre in Blenheim, New Zealand - Encircle Photos

22 Death of Red Baron at Omaka Aviation Centre in Blenheim, New Zealand

Manfred von Richthofen was the most feared fighter pilot with the German Air Force during World War I. He is credited with shooting down 80 enemy planes. The leader of The Flying Circus was shot with a single bullet to the heart on April 25, 1918. This scene at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre reenacts the crash site of the Red Baron’s Fokker Dr.I 425/17 near Vaux-sur-Somme in northern France. The exhibit shows Australian soldiers removing the pilot’s boots and ripping apart the triplane for souvenirs.

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79 Aerodrome Road, Blenheim 7272, New Zealand

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