100+ year old footage of the Red Baron during WWIFrom: Gary Klingler
Date: 1/25/2019 10:26:38 AM
CommentsBob, this came from a German doctor. I don't know who released the video but it's priceless. A must watch. Can you pass it along? Best Regards, Gary
I had a patient who was in his mid eighties when I bought my practice in 1970. He needed a tooth replaced on his upper full denture. When the lab sent it back for me to give it to him, I asked when he’d received this plate. His answer was” Right after the war!” I said “you’re not talking ‘46 are you?” He said “heck no, I mean in 1919”.
I asked how it was that he had everyone of his lower teeth in excellent condition but none on top. He asked if I had heard of the Red Baron and then told me that he had the dubious distinction of having been the Baron’s last victim and when he crashed, the control stick knocked out most of his upper teeth, thus the full upper denture.
He told me what you all may have missed when they were working on the engine!!! If you watch it again you will see that the propeller AND the engine rotate together. He said there was no throttle..... just a kill button to stop the engine as needed to descend then it would start up again. Notice them squirting oil… on the valve stems I would guess, prior to spinning the prop.
The following is a very rare piece of film, 99 years old. It shows Baron Von Richthofen, doing an external prior to a mission, as well as his putting on a flying suit prior to flight in cold weather. If you look close you will notice Hermann Goering.
The Aussies claim that one of their machine gunners on the ground shot the Baron down on 4 June 1915…
To think this film is over 100 years old!
If you're interested in history or aviation, you cannot miss this footage. It was just posted online, and I've never seen anything like it. It's from 1917, and it's an up-close and personal look at the most legendary combat pilot who ever lived, the infamous Red Baron, Manfred Von Richthofen
Watch the extremely rare, extremely old footage and re-live history. ULTRA-RARE footage of the most famous fighter pilot ever.
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