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The Red Baron

Updated on February 21, 2013

Snoopy vs The Red Baron

Looking for Snoopy and the Red Baron, the World War I Flying Ace, the Red Baron from Peanuts or maybe even the Red Baron song?

Come along Peanuts gang fans as we travel with Snoopy aboard his Sopwith Camel as the famous WWI Flying Ace prepares to do battle against the dreaded Red Baron!

As Charlie Brown might say to Snoopy, "Oh, good grief!"

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Snoopy Flying

Snoopy WWI Flying Ace

The Red Baron, World War 1 Flying Ace

One of Snoopy's most famous alter-egos is the World War I Flying Ace (first appearance, October 10, 1965), often seen battling his arch-enemy, Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron. When assuming this personality, Snoopy dons goggles, a flying helmet and a scarf and climbs on top of his doghouse which he claims is a Sopwith Camel.

The Red Baron, like other adult figures in Peanuts, was never drawn in a strip; his presence was indicated through the bullet holes that would riddle the doghouse, and Snoopy's fist-shaking and cries of "Curse you Red Baron" while his "Sopwith Camel" doghouse plummeted to earth trailing smoke. In I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown, Charlie Brown's sister Sally Brown jumps on the doghouse and flies with Snoopy.

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Snoopy vs The Red Baron
Snoopy vs The Red Baron

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Click the image to the left to listen to or download the Red Baron song as well as the Peanuts theme song!

Snoopy vs the Red Baron
Snoopy vs the Red Baron

Snoopy Red Baron Song - Lyrics

Snoopy Red Baron lyrics

After the turn of the century

In the clear blue skies over Germany

Came a roar and a thunder man has never heard

Like the screaming sound of a big war bird.

Up in the sky, a man in a plane

Baron Von Richthofen was his name

Eight-y men tried and eight-y men died

Now they're buried together on the country side.

Chorus:

Ten, Twenty, thirty, forty, fifty or more

The bloody Red Baron was rollin' up the score

Eight-y men died trying to end that spree

Of the Bloody Red Baron of Germany.

In the nick of time, a hero arose

A funny looking dog with a big black nose

He flew into the sky to seek revenge

But the Baron shot him down

"Curses, foiled again!"

(Chorus)

Now Snoopy had swore that he'd get that man

So he asked the Great Pumpkin for a new battle plan

He challenged the German to a real dog fight

While the Baron was laughing he got him in his sights.

That bloody Red Baron was in a fix

He tried everything but he'd run out of tricks

Snoopy fired once and he fired twice

And that Bloody Red Baron went spin-nin out of sight.

(Chorus x 2)

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Snoopy as the WWI Flying Ace
Snoopy as the WWI Flying Ace

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The Red Baron

History of the Red Baron

Origin of Red Baron

Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen (May 2, 1892 - April 21, 1918), widely known as the Red Baron, was a German fighter pilot with the Imperial German Army Air Service (Luftstreitkräfte) during World War I. He is considered the ace-of-aces of that war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories, more than any other pilot.

Originally a cavalryman, Richthofen transferred to the Air Service in 1915, becoming one of the first members of Jasta 2 in 1916. He quickly distinguished himself as a fighter pilot, and during 1917 became leader of Jasta 11 and then the larger unit Jagdgeschwader 1 (better known as the "Flying Circus"). By 1918 he was regarded as a national hero.

Richthofen was shot down and killed near Amiens on April 21, 1918. There has been considerable discussion and debate regarding aspects of his career, especially the circumstances of his death.

He remains very possibly the most widely known fighter pilot of all, and has been the subject of many books and films.

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      Jay C OBrien 3 years ago from Houston, TX USA

      Has anyone stopped to think it is wrong to glorify war and especially wrong to make it into a cartoon for children? We should teach our children to avoid violence, not to fly into it. Here you are sanitizing WWI to make killing look fun. This is also happening in many video games today. I understand why politicians glorify war (power and control) but why are you doing it?

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      MarcellaCarlton 5 years ago

      Yes, I don't know of anybody who doesn't love Snoopy. Great Lens.

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      inhousefinancing 5 years ago

      I too loved all the Peanuts cartoons especially any that featured Snoopy and Woodstock. One of my favorite segments is Snoopy and the Red Baron. Great lens that brings back scores of memories.

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      scar4 6 years ago

      I'm a big peanuts fan and I have warm and cozy snoopy slippers to protect my feet from getting cold in winter.