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Collection Item Summary:

The wreckage of Manfred Von Richthofen's Fokker Dr.I triplane after being shot down - either by Royal Air Force (RAF) fighter pilot Captain Arthur Roy Brown, or by Australian Imperial Force (AIF) antiaircraft gunner Sergeant Cecil Popkin - near Vaux-sur-Somme, France, on April 21, 1918. Photographed at the aerodrome of No. 3 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps at Bertangles.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics, Military
  • Air pilots, Military
  • Airplanes, Military
  • Fighter planes
  • Fighter pilots
  • Fokker airplanes
  • World War, 1914-1918

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National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Richthofen, Manfred, Freiherr von, 1892-1918

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Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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