Picture ID: 149
Linked to event: 397, Trauerfeier für Manfred
Source ID: 16
Caption in Source:
A newspaper photo of Richthofen’s memorial service on Thursday, 2 May 1918 in the old Garrison Church in Berlin. Four machine guns and an airplane propellor adorned the catafalque on which rested a black pillow (ordenskissen) displaying von Richthofen’s many medals. An honor guard of airmen stood to either side, between four towering columns, each one topped by a bronze urn in which a flame burned. A fitting farewell to Germany’s greatest airman (University of Maine – Floyd Gibbons Collection).