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On April 21, 1918, Baron Manfred von Richthofen, a.k.a. the Red Baron (pictured), took a bullet in the chest while in hot pursuit of his 81st kill. Was the fatal shot fired by another plane that briefly engaged him? Or did it come from the ground? NOVA cracks the most celebrated whodunit in aviation history.

Above: On April 21, 1918, Baron Manfred von Richthofen, a.k.a. the Red Baron (pictured), took a bullet in the chest while in hot pursuit of his 81st kill. Was the fatal shot fired by another plane that briefly engaged him? Or did it come from the ground? NOVA cracks the most celebrated whodunit in aviation history.

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