Large mural on side of municipal office in Carleton Place. Captain A. Roy Brown credited with shooting down the red baron. A local hero.
Glen David Short (October 11, 2013, 10:54PM
You might like this one gigapan.com/gigapans/142227
Glen David Short (August 24, 2013, 05:40PM
Hi Mike, I like the gigapan! I also have an
interst in aviation: gigapan.com/gigapans/134483 And
I like the story of the Red Baron. I remember in
the old black and white movie, he manages to land
the biplane but is dead when soldiers reached him.
I thought it was juts dramatic licence, but in
actual fact thats how he died - just seconds after
landing his plane. Apparently he was given a
dignified burial by Alled (ie enemy) officers. In
WWI, at least, some chivarly still existed in war.
Mike Clark (August 23, 2013, 09:27AM
updated it. www.gigapan.com/gigapans/138213
Mike Clark (August 23, 2013, 08:36AM
Sure. I'm not a history guy just a
photographer. What did you think of the Gigapan?
Glen David Short (August 22, 2013, 08:24PM
There is some controversy about who really shot
down the Red Baron. Wikipedia says: "The RAF
credited Brown with shooting down the Red Baron,
but it is now generally agreed that the bullet
that hit Richthofen was fired by a soldier on the
ground. Richthofen died following an
extremely serious and inevitably fatal chest wound
from a single bullet, penetrating from the right
armpit and resurfacing next to the left nipple.
Brown's attack was from behind and above left.
Even more conclusively, Richthofen could not have
continued his pursuit of May for as long as he did
(up to two minutes) had this wound come from
Brown's guns." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manfred_von_
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