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On April 21, 1918, a Canadian wheat farmer turned pilot trained his guns on a crimson red triplane in the skies over France. Moments later, Germany s greatest pilot, the aristocratic Baron Von Richtofen, was blasted from the sky. This date marked a turning point in the character of modern warfare - the end of the concept of glory and honor and the beginning of air war as a dirty, killing business. Here is the story of that historic battler.