On April 20, 1918 Manfred von Richthofen Had the first recorded flight in Fokker Dr.I 425/17 with victory number 79. Here is his combat report translated by Jim Miller. Artwork by Steve Anderson.
"With six planes of Staffel 11 I attacked large enemy squadron. During the fight I observed that a triplane was attacked and shot at from below by a Camel. I put myself behind the adversary and brought him down, burning, with only a few shots. The enemy plane dashed down near the forest of Hamel where it burned further on the ground.
(Sig.) Frhr. v. Richthofen.
Captain and Squadron Commander.
Pursuit Squadron 1. Nr. 445 I.
O.U. April 20th, 1918."