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Researchers Say Red Baron Had 'Target Fixation'

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Researchers Say Red Baron Had 'Target Fixation'

Researchers Say Red Baron Had 'Target Fixation'

Researchers Say Red Baron Had 'Target Fixation'

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Researchers have a new theory about the death of the Red Baron. They say it was "target fixation" that killed Germany's World War I flying ace. The theory says an earlier head injury changed the Baron's behavior and led him to uncharacteristically chase a target far behind enemy lines.