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28 Feb 1918

17 Mar 1918

30 Apr 1918

10 May 1940

13 May 1940

14 May 1940

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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


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