Eface and notes, editor of The Aeroplane (July 1918). Prussian House Order of Hohenzollern, Knight's Cross with Swords: 11 November 1916. He enjoyed riding horses and hunting as well as gymnastics at school. The official caption of the photograph onthe right reads The funeral of Rittmeister Baron. in Sabretache: Journal and Proceedings of the Military History Society of Australia, vol. 59 Buie died in 1964 and has never been officially recognised in any other way. Later the Third Reich held a further grandiose memorial ceremony at the site of the grave, erecting a massive new tombstone with the single word: Richthofen. 56 Sensational accounts have been systematically discredited by several writers, even though they describe the attack in great detail and are allegedly given by Brown. Citation needed The body was buried in the cemetery at the village of Bertangles, near Amiens, on Six. I Relics Captain Roy Brown donated the seat of the Fokker triplane in which the German flying ace made his final flight to the Royal Canadian Military Institute in 1920. 9 Early war service edit When World War I began, Richthofen served as a cavalry reconnaissance officer on both the Eastern and Western Fronts, seeing action in Russia, France, and Belgium; with the advent of trench warfare making traditional cavalry operations outdated and inefficient, Richthofen's. In this respect, Popkin was incorrect; the bullet which caused the Baron's death came from the side (see above). A b c d McAllister 1982,. Following an autopsy that he witnessed, Blake became a strong proponent of the view that an AA machine gunner had killed Richthofen.