This is a post from my World War One collection.

From a newspaper article: “The new account now for sale from Lieutenant Donald Fraser describes how von Richthofen’s plane was “wobbly and irregular” immediately after the machine gun operated by Sgt Cedric Popkin opened up on him.

Canadian pilot Captain Roy Brown was officially credited by the RAF with the coveted ‘kill’ but more recent accounts claim Popkin and gunner Willy Evans respectively had fired the fatal shot.”

Originally shared by Pete Panozzo

“An eye-witness account describing the final moments of the fearsome Red Baron”