Cover art created for a board game called "Blue Max". The Red Baron was never shot down, but he died after being shot by a single .303 bullet.
It entered from below the aircraft, through his ribs, through the heart, and the bullet had then just enough energy left to leave his torso and was found later inside his tunic.
He remained alive to land the aircraft intact, and died virtually after the landing.
The shot was not from an aircraft, although a couple of allied countries tried to claim his death as an aerial victory by one of their own pilots.
He was shot by Austraian soldiers from the 4th Machine Gun battalion.
The initail confusing factor was that both Aircraft and Soldiers used the same type of ammunition, the .303.
Kurt Miller currently resides in Hanford, California with his two dogs Willy and Cyan. He graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Visual Communication and with an Award of Merit for Outstanding Achievement in Illustration. He has been in the visual communication field since 1990, going back to the days before the 3D generation; 8 of those years Kurt spent illustrating in the gaming entertainment industry.
As an in house Lead Illustrator for Avalon Hill he was allowed full control to illustrate entire board game packages. His career has led him down many paths but none as rewarding as visual illustration. Later Kurt ventured into the computer world and went on board with a computer game...
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