Photograph of von Richtofen's grave
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|Author||Dundas, William George|
|Title||Photograph of von Richtofen's grave|
|Notes||Photograph of the grave of flying ace von Richthofen after his state funeral from the RAF. It was taken by my great-grandfather, WG Dundas, in his capacity as part of the photography section. The newspaper clipping records that it was the photograph used in the media in Britain.|
Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen, 'The Red Baron', credited with 80 confirmed combat victories, was killed on 21st April 1918. He was buried with full military honours by No. 3 Squardon, Australian Flying Corps, at Bertangles, near Amiens, on 22nd April 1918.
Lt William George Dundas, No. 82 Squadron, Royal Air Force. The Squadron was formed at Doncaster, 7th January 1917, and served from November 1917 as an army co-operation unit, flying the Armstrong Whitworth FK8.
|Item Date||22nd April 1918|
|Creation place||The Somme|
|Item medium||Photographic paper|
|Copyright||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor|
|Digital repository||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford|
|Contributor Name||Louisa Cantwell|
|Contributed on the behalf of||Patricia Hutchison|