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Linked to event: 738, James F. Miller's analysis of MvR's headwound incident.

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Although no photographs of Richthofen's tangential gunshot wound are known to exist, Medical illustrator David Peace's depiction, based on his personal experience with combat wounds and information furnished him by the author, reveals how a vertically-oriented (when viewed in profile) wound may have looked as it appeared to surgeons. This illustration graphically depicts the wound's severity beyond that of a mere graze. Normal scalp tension caused the wound to gape to a size of roughly 10 x 6 cmand expose enough of Richthofen's skull to reveal the Lamboid suture, visible here as a squiggly line at the extreme lower right aspect of the wound. Note some discolored scarring of the skull at center, which depicts the observed roughness/presumed bullet groove. (picture source: Inside the victories of Manfred von richthofen - Volume 1, James F. Miller, Aeronaut Books, 2016)


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