Roy Brown in his own words on Red Baron kill

Brown felt it’s a “terrible thing when you think of it that they should examine a body to see who should have the credit of killing him.”

  • Hard Little Machine

    I don’t know whether it’s revisionism but current thinking is that von Richthofen was brought down by Canadian antiaircraft fire from the ground.

    • Actually Aussie aircraft fire.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        That is last I heard too.

  • mauser 98

    Australian anti aircraft ?

    “The bullet trajectory is significant, since, given these entry and exit
    wounds, there is no way in which Brown could have fired the fatal shot
    from above, behind and to the left”

    “the most likely vanquisher of Manfred von Richthofen was Sergeant C.B. Popkin of the 24th Australian Machine Gun Company”

  • Ron MacDonald

    Most Canadians haven’t a clue who he was, the least the military could do is name a base or ship after him.