These days, the nickname "Red Baron" is probably more closely associated with pizza and Peanuts than anything else. But the legendary figure was a real pilot who was the terror of the Allied Powers during World War I — and an iconic hero to many of them afterward. How did he go from the man responsible for shooting down more planes in the entire war to a heroic figure revered (or at least known by name) the whole world over?
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Written by Reuben Westmaas July 6, 2018
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