German Imperial Medal World War One Ace the Red Baron 1918 Ag Matte PCGS SP64
Does not include items damaged within first 30 days. The Red Baron - Manfred von Richtofen. Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen (2 May 1892 21 April 1918), known in English as Baron von Richthofen, and most famously as the "Red Baron", was a fighter pilot with the German Air Force during World War I. He is considered the ace-of-aces of the war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories. Originally a cavalryman, Richthofen transferred to the Air Service in 1915, becoming one of the first members of fighter squadron Jagdstaffel 2 in 1916. He quickly distinguished himself as a fighter pilot, and during 1917 became leader of Jasta 11 and then the larger fighter wing unit Jagdgeschwader 1, better known as "The Flying Circus" or "Richthofen's Circus" because of the bright colours of its aircraft, and perhaps also because of the way the unit was transferred from one area of allied air activity to another moving like a travelling circus, and frequently setting up in tents on improvised airfields. By 1918, Richthofen was regarded as a national hero in Germany, and respected by his enemies. Richthofen was shot down and killed near Vaux-sur-Somme on 21 April 1918.
There has been considerable discussion and debate regarding aspects of his career, especially the circumstances of his death. He remains one of the most widely known fighter pilots of all time, and has been the subject of many books, films and other media. The item "German Imperial Medal World War One Ace the Red Baron 1918 Ag Matte PCGS SP64" is in sale since Friday, September 4, 2020. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Europe\Germany\Empire (1871-1918)". The seller is "redoubt_numismatics" and is located in San Antonio, Texas.
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- Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
- Certification Number: 38765542
- Certification: PCGS
- Weight: 19.5 grams
- Diameter: 36.7 mm
- Grade: SP64
- Edge: Inscription: BAYER.
- Year: 1918
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Composition: Silver
- Historical Period: Empire (1871-1918)
- Denomination: Medal
- KM Number: Zetzmann-6037, Kienast-288