THE RED BARON By lachmale Mar 2, 1892 Manfred von Richthofen is born Manfred von Richthofen is born near Breslau, Germany (now Wroclaw Poland). Aug 13, 1903 Manfred is a cadet in a military school. Apr 13, 1911 Commissioned as a cavalry officer in April. Feb 13, 1914 Richthofen serves as the Uhlan cavalry on both the eastern and western fronts. At first y reconnaissance officer in the Uhlan cavalry unit Aug 13, 1914 Begins the First World War. Aug 21, 1914 He received the first bullets Mar 13, 1915 join the second fighting squadron May 29, 1915 In May Richthofen is transfered to the flying service as an observer. Sep 17, 1915 his first flight as a spectataor Oct 10, 1915 his first solo flight Nov 15, 1915 training at Doberitz near Berling Dec 25, 1915 he became a pilot Sep 17, 1916 Richthofen shoots down his first plane. Jan 13, 1917 after shooting down his 18th plane, Richthofen is awarded the Orden Pour Le Mérite, Prussia’s highest military honor. Jun 13, 1917 Richthofen is made commander of a new flight squadron. Jun 13, 1917 Richthofen is made commander of a new flight squadron. Jul 7, 1917 Richthofen is seriously wounded by a British aircraft during a dogfight. A head wound puts him out of service for 40 days. Apr 21, 1918 Richthofen’s plane is shot down over Vaux sur Somme, France. He dies at the age of 25.