The Red Fighter Pilot - Index, title page and verso


Manfred, Baron von Richthofen

The Red Fighter Pilot

Introduced and Supplemented by

Bolko, Baron von Richthofen

With a Preface I will not translate by

Someone whose name I will not enter because I do not want him associated with my work!

With 22 Photographs

Published by Verlag Ullstein, Berlin


"The Red Fighter Pilot" was first published in 1917; an expanded printing appeared under the title "A Hero's Life" in 1920. 526,00 issues of both books and 300,000 copies of this new edition. Total number of printings, 826,000 copies.

Copyright 1933 by Ullstein A.G., Berlin

Printed in Germany





Index

Webpage 1 - pages 5-15

  • Manfred,Baron von Richthofen: Family and Childhood by Bolko, Baron von Richthofen

Webpage 2 - pages 16 - 24

  • Manfred,Baron von Richthofen: Family and Childhood by Bolko, Baron von Richthofen (concluded)

Webpage 3 - pages 25 - 33

  • My Life in the War by Manfred, Baron von Richthofen
  • Induction into the Army
  • First Time as an Officer (Fall 1912)
  • Outbreak of War- August 2, 1914
  • Crossing the Border

Webpage 4 - pages 34 - 41

  • A Funny Story
  • Schlemce - August 4, 1914
  • Going to France

Webpage 5 - pages 42 - 49

  • In the vicinity of Diedenhofen
  • How I was on Patrol and for the First Time heard the Bullets fly by - August 21st/22nd, 1914

Webpage 6 - pages 50 - 57

  • The Reconnaisance Ride with Loen
  • Beyond Metz, outside Paris at Verdun, September 1914
  • Outside Verdun - September 24, 1914
  • Boredom outside Verdun

Webpage 7 - pages 58 - 66

  • Outside Verdun - October 11, 1914
  • Béchamp, November 2, 1914
  • Côtes - January 15, 1915
  • Finally!
  • The First Time in the Air!
  • Cologne - June 6, 1915
  • With Holck in Russia - Summer 1915

Webpage 8 - pages 67 - 73

  • Russia -- Ostende; From Two-Seater to Large Fighter Plane
  • A Drop of Blood for the Fatherland

Webpage 9 - pages 75 - 82

  • My First Air Battle - September 1, 1915
  • Photograph: Past Master Boelcke, Richthofen's Instructor
  • Photograph: Lining up for Takeoff
  • In the Battle of Champagne
  • How I met Boelcke
  • The First Solo flight - October 10, 1915
  • Réthel - November 2, 1915

Webpage 10 - pages 83 - 92

  • My Training Time in Döberitz
  • The First Time as a Pilot
  • Military Report of April 26, 1916
  • Holck † - April 30, 1916
  • A Flight in a Thunderstorm
  • The First Time in a Fokker

Webpage 11 - pages 93 - 102

  • Near Verdun - April 27, 1916
  • Near Verdun - May 3, 1916
  • Near Verdun, June 22, 1916
  • Near Verdun, July 6, 1916
  • Bombing Missions in Russia
  • Boelcke!

Webpage 12 - pages 103 - 112

  • My First Englishman - September 17, 1916
  • Battle at the Somme
  • The Somme - October 5, 1916
  • Boelcke † - October 28, 1916
  • The Eighth One

Webpage 13 - pages 113 - 122

  • Major Hawker
  • Boelcke Squadron - November 25, 1916
  • The Order of Merit
  • Fighter Squadron II - January 27, 1917
  • The Little Red One
  • Fighter Squadron II
  • English and French Aviation - February 1917

Webpage 14 - pages 123 - 132

  • Fighter Squadron II
  • Shot Myself Down - Middle of March 1917
  • Photograph: A Plane shot down by von Richthofen
  • Photograph: He Crashed it Himself!
  • In the Field

Webpage 15 - pages 133 - 142

  • A Bit of Flying - End of March, 1917
  • A Hot Day - April 2, 1917
  • "The Red Devil"
  • Moritz

Webpage 16 - pages 143 - 152

  • Wounded
  • Fighter Squadron - August 28, 1917
  • An English Bomb Attack on our Airfield

Webpage 17 - pages 153 - 162

  • Schäfer's Emergency Landing between the Lines
  • The Anti-Richthofen Squadron
  • The "Old Man" pays us a visit

Webpage 18 - pages 163 - 172

  • Flying Home
  • Photograph: Squadron chasing squadron

Webpage 19 - pages 173 - 182

  • Photograph: In tight battle formation
  • May 6, 1917
  • My Brother

Webpage 20 - pages 183 - 192

  • Lothar a shooter but not a hunter
  • The Aurochs
  • Photograph: Man against man
  • Photograph: The deciding moment
  • Infantry, Artillery, and Reconnaisance Pilots

Webpage 21 - pages 193 - 202

  • Our Aircraft
  • It's All about the Battle
  • The Red Fighter Pilot

Webpage 22 - pages 203 - 212

  • Thoughts in the Shelter
  • Photograph: Victory! The English Airplane breaks up in Midair
  • Photograph: Defeat! A German Airplane is shot down
  • The Report of Brother Lothar, Baron von Richthofen
  • The Color Red
  • Cut Off
  • Schäfer Saves My Life

Webpage 23 - pages 213 - 222

  • A Bluff
  • Crashed
  • Photograph: Going Down in Flames
  • Photograph: A Shocking Image! Enemies have collided
  • Dropping Bombs as an Observer

Webpage 24 - pages 223 - 232

  • A Day with Squadron II
  • Last Flight with Manfred

Webpage 25 - pages 233 - 242

  • Congratulations on the Fiftieth Victory from Kaiser Wilhelm
  • Photograph: Before the Last Flight
  • Army Report of April 24, 1918
  • Letters of Condolence from Kaiser Wilhelm, von Hindenburg, etc.
  • The Last Battle

Webpage 26 - pages 243 - 252

  • Photograph: Captain A. Roy Brown and the Wreckage of the Red Triple-Decker. Richthofen was laid out in the Tent.
  • The Enemy honors a Fallen Foe. The Gun Salute over Richthofen's Grave.
  • To the Brave and Worthy Opponent

Webpage 27 - pages 253 - 264

  • The Homecoming by Bolko, Baron von Richthofen
  • Photograph: Hindenburg at Richthofen's Final Resting Place in the Invaliden Cemetery in Berlin
  • Publisher descriptions of other German Flying Ace Stories


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Imaging and translation by Susan Kriegbaum-Hanks