Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen (2 May 1892 – 21 April 1918), also known as the Red Baron, was a fighter pilot with the German Air Force du

Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen wears the
Orden Pour le Mérite (a.k.a. the “Blue Max”) around
his neck. Richthofen received Germany’s highest military honor in January 1917 after his 16th confirmed aerial victory. He would score
64 more before his death
on April 21, 1918. (Library of Congress)