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The Red Baron's Last Flight : An In-depth Investigation into What Really Happened on the Day Von Richthofen Was Shot Down - Norman L. R. Franks

The Red Baron's Last Flight

An In-depth Investigation into What Really Happened on the Day Von Richthofen Was Shot Down


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The mysterious events of April 21, 1918, the day the legendary Red Baron met his end, have kept the world captivated for decades.

There have been many theories, articles and books concerning exactly what took place but all previous accounts have been overshadowed by this ground breaking book. Here is the definitive answer to one of history's most compelling mysteries.

Taking you straight to the site of Richthofens final crash, leading aviation historian Norman Franks and pilot Alan Bennett dissect the evidence and expose what only eyewitnesses could see, complimented by a host of forensic and historical facts that illustrate in detail what actually occurred, when and how.

'A satisfying end to a series of unanswered mysteries.'
The Sunday Times

'Seven years of research, including restaging the Red Baron's last flight over the Somme, have led to some inescapable conclusions. The proof is compelling'
The Canada Post

Acknowledgementsp. 4
Introductionp. 5
Forewordp. 10
Authors' Prefacep. 12
The Military Situationp. 13
Lieutenant 'Wop' May's Adventurep. 17
3 AFC - The First Claimp. 26
209 Squadron - The Second Claimp. 32
Ground Fire - The Third Claimp. 51
The Rittmeister's Forced Landingp. 59
Salvaging the Triplanep. 66
The Commander-in-Chief's Dilemmap. 73
The Wandering Woundsp. 75
Background to the Medical Aspectsp. 80
The First Medical Examinationp. 82
The Fatal Bullet's Pathp. 88
The Second Medical Examinationp. 90
The Third Medical Examinationp. 93
The RAF Board (so called)p. 96
Captain Bean Investigatesp. 100
Sergeant Popkin - The Fourth Claimp. 103
The Official Report to the Commander-in-Chiefp. 106
Captain Bean Changes his Mindp. 108
Conclusionsp. 112
Postscriptp. 115
Cable's Accountp. 117
Anonymous Accountp. 120
Summary (for Floyd Gibbons)p. 121
Floyd Gibbons is Misledp. 126
My Fight With Richthofenp. 130
Even Official Historian Taken Inp. 133
Lt Banks' Accountp. 134
The Effects of von Richthofen's Wound Pathp. 135
Machine Gun Stoppages and Types of 0.303" Ammunitionp. 137
Recommendation Resulting in the Award of a Bar to Brown's DSCp. 139
Later Claims to Famep. 140
Indexp. 142

ISBN: 9781904943334
ISBN-10: 1904943330
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 143
Published: 1st February 2007
Publisher: Grub Street
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.3 x 17.1  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised