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Showtime at the Circus by Stan Stokes. (GL)


Showtime at the Circus by Stan Stokes. (GL)

Born in Prussia to wealthy aristocratic parents, Manfred F. von Richtofen, The Red Baron, was to become the top ace of World War I, with 80 confirmed kills, and probably another 40-50 which took place over enemy lines and could not be confirmed. Richtofen was originally a cavalry officer, but with great persistence he was transferred to the air arm. After a brief period on the eastern front Richtofen was transferred to the western front in August 1915. His first confirmed victory was recorded in September 1916 and by November he recorded eleven kills, including Major L. Hawker, the top British fighter pilot at that point in time. With his keen reflexes and eyesight he quickly ascended, and by June 1917 Richtofen took control of a unit near Coutrai. This unit became known as Richtofens Circus. By July the ringmaster had his fifty-seventh victim. Despite his successes Richtofen shunned publicity and became increasingly withdrawn. Richtofen was wounded in combat and spent three weeks in the hospital recuperating. After his return to duty Manfred became a vocal proponent of the Fokker triplane. The bright red paint scheme utilized on one of Richtofens aircraft is what earned him the nickname, The Red Baron. Richtofens brother, Lothar, was also an ace with forty victories to his credit. By April of 1918, aided by Americas entry into the War, Germany was facing overwhelming numbers of enemy aircraft, and many with performance capabilities the equal to, and in some cases superior to, their own. The Germans mounted a final desperate offensive, and on April 21,1918 The Red Baron finally fell victim to the perils of combat. Although there is considerable controversy over the Red Barons demise, it appears that Richtofen was either killed by Captain Arthur Brown, a Canadian flying with the RAF, or was shot down by Australian machine gunners while evading Captain Brown. Richtofen was provided a full military funeral by the Allies, and on the evening following his funeral a single RAF fighter dropped a small package containing photos of the funeral onto the Circus headquarters. By Wars end the Circus was credited with the destruction of 644 aircraft, but 56 of its airmen had been killed, 32 seriously wounded, and 6 captured.
Item Code : STK0023GLShowtime at the Circus by Stan Stokes. (GL) - This Edition
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Limited edition of 100 giclee canvas prints.

Size 45 inches x 30 inches (114cm x 76cm)none£624.00

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Aviation History Timeline : 21st February
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
21February1930Heinrich Kroll, a WW1 Ace with 30.00 victories, died on this day
21February1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, (F.A.A.) Sub Lt.T. V. Worrall of 111 Squadron, was Killed.
21February1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O L. G. H. Kells of 29 Squadron, was Killed.
21February1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. J. S. Gilders of 72 Squadron, was Killed.
21February1941Former Canadian Battle of Britain pilot, P/O M. K. Brown of 242 Squadron, was Killed.
21February1941Hauptmann Edmund Daser of 1./Kampfgeschwader 40 was awarded the Knight's Cross
21February1945 Harold Whitmore of 339th Fighter Group, 361st Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
21February1971James Knowles, a WW1 Ace with 5.00 victories, died on this day
21February1994General Johannes Steinhoff, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
21February1994Johannes Steinhoff, a WW2 Ace with 176.00 victories, died on this day
21February1994Knight's Cross recipient Johannes Steinhoff of 4./Jagdgeschwader 52 died on this day
21February1999Air Master Sergeant Eino Ilmari Juutilainen, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
21February1999Eino Juutilainen, a WW2 Ace with 94.17 victories, died on this day
21February2010Bob Doe, a WW2 Ace with 15.00 victories, died on this day
21February2010Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O R. F. T. Doe of 234 & 238 Squadrons, Passed away.
21February2010Wing Commander Bob Doe, DSO, DFC*, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day

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