On April 21, 1918, Baron Manfred von Richthofen, the most famous flying ace of World War I was shot down over France. The stuff of legends, movies and songs, Germany’s von Richthofen, dubbed ‘The Red Baron’ became a national hero for his derring-do in the skies in his distinctive red tri-plane.
On Saturday, April 21, one hundred years to the day of his death, the Great War Flying Museum just north of Brampton will honour the legacy of ‘The Red Baron’ by displaying its Fokker Dr.I, a reproduction of that famous aircraft.
The Great War Flying Museum is located at the Brampton-Caledon Airport. The hangar and museum will be open 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 pm. Admission is by donation.
In the hangar, see the reproduction of the Red Baron’s aircraft along with other WWI aircraft. Chat with the many volunteers who keep them flying. Then visit the museum, considered as having some of the finest displays of WWI memorabilia.
Visit our website for further details: www.greatwarflyingmuseum.org