The Red Baron

Full name : Rittmeister Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen. During the WWI era, if you had 20 air victories, you were a god. The Red Baron had 80.

Born in 1892 in Breslau, Germany (now Wroclaw, Poland), Richthofen tried to become a cavalry officer, but trench warfare eliminated the need for a cavalry, so he entered the young air service. Three years and countless battles later, he was shot down by Australian gunners over British lines.