6 Feb 1918

France
16 Feb 1918

France
28 Feb 1918

France
17 Mar 1918

France
30 Apr 1918

France
10 May 1940

France
13 May 1940

France
14 May 1940

France
  • Marcel Albert, flying a D.520 fighter, shot down a Do 17 bomber and claimed a Bf 109 fighter later on the same day. ww2dbase [Champagne-Ardenne | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 14 May 1940
Bombed hangar at Mourmelon-le-Grand, France after a German attack on the airfield, 14 May 1940; note wreck of a Miles Magister and at least two Fairey Battle aircraft
7 Jun 1940

France
  • Flying Officer Edgar Kain DFC, the first five-victory fighter ace of the RAF in WW2 was killed in a flying accident in Échemines, France. ww2dbase [Échemines, Champagne-Ardenne | AC]
2 Mar 1944

France
  • German Luftwaffe ace Egon Mayer (102 victories) was shot down and killed when his Fw 190 aircraft was bounced by a pair of US 9th Air Force P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft whilst attacking a formation of B-17 bombers near Sedan, France. In a cruel twist of fate his award of Swords had been announced on that same day. ww2dbase [Sedan, Champagne-Ardenne | AC]
7 May 1945

Photo(s) dated 7 May 1945
ColGen Alfred Jodl approaching the table with the documents of surrender, Reims, France, 7 May 1945. His aide, Maj Wilhelm Oxenius, is on the left and Kriegsmarine Admiral Hans-Georg Von Friedeburg is on the rightJodl signing surrender documents at EisenhowerOfficers gather around a table at Eisenhower’s headquarters to sign the instruments of the German surrender, Reims, France, 7 May 1945. Photo 2 of 2Soviet General Ivan Susloparov signing the documents of Germany
See all photos dated 7 May 1945
16 Feb 1957

France

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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