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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 Despite his successes Richtofen shunned publicity and became increasingly withdrawn.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 : 22nd November
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
22November1916Stephan Kirmaier, a WW1 Ace with 11.00 victories, died on this day
22November1941Knight's Cross recipient Werner Mlders of III./Jagdgeschwader 53 died on this day
22November1941Oberst Werner Molders, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
22November1941Werner Molders, a WW2 Ace with 115.00 victories, died on this day
22November1943Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. J. W. Brown of 600 Squadron, was Killed.
22November1943Generalmajor Hermann Plocher of chief of the Generalstab Luftflotte 3 was awarded the Knight's Cross
22November1943Hauptmann Adolf Borchers of 11./Jagdgeschwader 51 was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross
22November1943Hauptmann Emil Badorrek of 4./Fernaufklrungs-Gruppe 11 was awarded the Knight's Cross
22November1943Hauptmann Gnter Hitz of 2./Sturzkampfgeschwader 77 was awarded the Knight's Cross
22November1943Hauptmann Helmut Waldecker of I./Kampfgeschwader 6 was awarded the Knight's Cross
22November1943Leutnant Emil Lang of 9./Jagdgeschwader 54 was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross
22November1943Leutnant Johann Muhr of 5./Flak-Abteilung 505 was awarded the Knight's Cross
22November1943Leutnant Willy Kientsch of 6./Jagdgeschwader 27 was awarded the Knight's Cross
22November1943Major Helmut Strchel of III./Kampfgeschwader 30 was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross
22November1943Oberfeldwebel Albin Wolf of 6./Jagdgeschwader 54 was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross
22November1943Oberleutnant Herbert Bartels of 3./Flak-Regiment 293 (mot) was awarded the Knight's Cross
22November1943Oberleutnant Joachim Brendel of 1./Jagdgeschwader 51 was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross
22November1943Oberleutnant Maximilian Mayerl of 9./Jagdgeschwader 51 was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross
22November1969Otto Hohne, a WW1 Ace with 6.00 victories, died on this day
22November2001Lt Colonel Ronnie Hay, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
22November2001Ronald Hay, a WW2 Ace with 13.00 victories, died on this day

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