by Don Richeson
TOPPING—World War I’s deadliest fighter pilot—German Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen, nicknamed the “Red Baron” —was known for getting out of scrapes again and again. He downed 80 Allied planes before meeting his death in a final dogfight over the skies of France in 1918.
A Topping man piloting a replica of the Red Baron’s famed Fokker Dr.1 triplane replicated some of von Richthofen’s luck when he came away uninjured after the 2019 Airdrome Aeroplane he was flying crashed in…
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