Kids learn about the biography of The Red Baron, the top scoring fighter pilot during World War I. He was a German named Manfred von Richthofen. Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen also known as the " Red Baron ", was a fighter pilot with the This article is about the WWI flying ace. For other prominent Flying ace · Fokker Dr.I · Roy Brown · Sopwith Camel. His biography: early flying in WW1, Boelcke's pupil, shooting down Major Hawker, The Flying Circus, red Fokker triplane, death and funeral.