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Manfred von Richthofen in Flights of Courage

Flights of Courage

2001 NR

This trilogy spotlights the daring aviators of World War I and the 1920s, whose larger-than-life exploits fascinated the public. First, trace the aerial career of Manfred von Richthofen, aka the Red Baron, who downed 80 Allied planes in World War I. Then, join Charles Lindbergh as he makes history with the first solo trans-Atlantic flight in 1927. Finally, meet the daredevils who formed the backbone of the fledgling U.S. Air Mail Service.