Warbird Radio Favorite Friday – Tumult With the Red Baron

Woo May in the cockpit of his Sopwith Camel. (via Warbird Radio)
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Woo May in the cockpit of his Sopwith Camel. (via Warbird Radio)
Woo May in the cockpit of his Sopwith Camel ‘Lucy’. (via Warbird Radio)

WarbirdsNews has another great piece from Matt Jolley and Warbird Radio that we thought we would share with you this morning for Warbird Radio Favorite Friday! This week Matt Jolley will revisit a story about deadly aerial duels over the trenches of the Western Front during the Great War.

Matt Jolley – Here’s this week’s Friday Favorite! In 2011 we interviewed Denny May (son of WWI Canadian fighter ace W.R.’Wop’ May) who told us his father’s story of encountering the Baron Manfred von Richthofen… the legendary Red Baron. This show ranks among my top favorites since these stories are so seldom told today. Lieutenant May’s famous encounter is arguably one of the most debated moments in aviation history. Who shot down the Red Baron? The only part of the story that is not contested is that May was chased and narrowly escaped. Hear the story today with you own ears. Until next week!

Wop May with a Standard J-1. (photo via Warbird Radio)
Wop May with a Standard J-1. (photo via Warbird Radio)

STORY LINK: Click HERE

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After grad school, Richard worked for Lockheed-Martin but stayed devoted to aviation, volunteering at museums and honing his photography skills. In 2013, he became the founding editor of Warbirds News, now Vintage Aviation News. With around 800 articles written, he focuses on supporting grassroots aviation groups.

Richard values the connections made in the aviation community and is proud to help grow Vintage Aviation News.

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Richard Mallory Allnutt's aviation passion ignited at the 1974 Farnborough Airshow. Raised in 1970s Britain, he was immersed in WWII aviation lore. Moving to Washington DC, he frequented the Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum, meeting aviation legends. After grad school, Richard worked for Lockheed-Martin but stayed devoted to aviation, volunteering at museums and honing his photography skills. In 2013, he became the founding editor of Warbirds News, now Vintage Aviation News. With around 800 articles written, he focuses on supporting grassroots aviation groups. Richard values the connections made in the aviation community and is proud to help grow Vintage Aviation News.

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