20 May 1940 7 Panzer Division Arras

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20 May 1940 7 Panzer Division Arras

Post by Robvdn » 29 Jul 2021 13:08

Hello all,

I am researching the war activities of the German fighter unit II./Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet". On 20 May 1940 this unit claimed her first victories during the war: three allied fighters that were strafing German troops near Arras at about 16.35 hours (German time). Allied sources state that three Hurricanes of 85 RAF Squadron did not return whilst strafing German troops advancing Cambrai-Arras road. At that time 7. Panzer Division was active near Arras.

Can anybody confirm which German units were attacked by these allied fighters on 20 May 1940 near Arras? And do German army records state more info on this incident? Thank you.

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