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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).


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