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Aviation History Timeline : 20th May
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20May1917Hermann Pfeiffer, a pilot from Germany, with 11.00 victories, died on this day
20May1940Feldwebel Hans Umbach of JG 1 shot down a Morane 406
20May1940Feldwebel Karl Schmid of JG 51 shot down a Morane 406
20May1940Feldwebel Theodor Hücker of JG 2 shot down a LeO 451
20May1940Hauptmann Adolf Galland of JG 27 shot down a Potez 63
20May1940Hauptmann Alexander von Winterfeldt of JG 2 shot down a LeO 451
20May1940Hauptmann Erich von Selle of JG 3 shot down a Hurricane
20May1940Hauptmann Erich von Selle of JG 3 shot down a Hurricane
20May1940Hauptmann Helmut Riegel of JG 27 shot down a Morane 406
20May1940Hauptmann Hennig Strümpell of JG 2 shot down a LeO 451
20May1940Hauptmann Jürgen Roth of JG 2 shot down a Morane 406
20May1940Hauptmann Werner Mölders of JG 53 shot down a Wellesley
20May1940Hurricane L2060 Mk.I - Hurricane flown by Pilot Officer V.B.S.Verity crash-landed following combat with Me110s.
20May1940Hurricane L2141 Mk.I - Hurricane flown by Squadron Leader M.F.Peacock was shot down during a ground attack on Arras.
20May1940Hurricane L2145 Mk.I - Hurricane flown by Pilot Officer L.R.Dorrien-Smith was shot down near St Quentin. Pilot Dorrien-Smith was killed.
20May1940Hurricane N2583 Mk.I - Hurricane flown by Sergeant G.North crash-landed near Arras following combat with Me109s. The aircraft was burnt out.
20May1940Hurricane P2437 Mk.I - Hurricane flown by Pilot Officer R.W.Burton was shot down by ground fire near Arras.
20May1940Hurricane P2555 Mk.I - Hurricane flown by Sergeant H.N.Howes was shot down by a Me110 and crash-landed near Abbeville. The aircraft was abandoned.
20May1940Hurricane P2634 Mk.I - Hurricane flown by Pilot Officer T.C.Parker was shot down by ground fire over St Quentin. The aircraft was then abandoned.
20May1940Hurricane P2699 Mk.I - Hurricane flown by Flight Officer G.R.Branch was involved in combat with a Do17 near Izel, pilot Branch baled out safely.
20May1940Hurricane P3278 Mk.I - Hurricane flown by Flight Officer P.B.Robinson force-landed near Merville after being damaged by flak.
20May1940Hurricane P3426 Mk.I - Hurricane flown by Pilot Officer R.W.Shrewsbury was shot down by ground fire over Arras.
20May1940Hurricane P3448 Mk.I - Hurricane flown by Flight Officer R.E.W.Pumphrey was shot down by ground fire near Arras.
20May1940Leutnant Arno Becker of JG 1 shot down a Morane 406
20May1940Leutnant Botho Sommer of ZG 26 shot down a Hawk-75A
20May1940Leutnant Franz von Werra of JG 3 shot down a Hurricane
20May1940Leutnant Hans-Eugen von Moller of JG 2 shot down a Wellesley
20May1940Leutnant Helmut Wick of JG 2 shot down a LeO 451
20May1940Leutnant Helmut Wick of JG 2 shot down a LeO 451
20May1940Leutnant Max-Hellmuth Ostermann of JG 21 shot down a Morane 406
20May1940Leutnant Rudolf Heymann of JG 3 shot down a Hurricane
20May1940Leutnant Werner Kuhlke of ZG 26 shot down a Caudron
20May1940M. F. Peacock DFC, a pilot from , with 0.00 victories, who flew Hurricane with No.85 Sqn RAF, died on this day
20May1940Oberfeldwebel Erwin Kley of JG 2 shot down a LeO 451
20May1940Oberfeldwebel Franz Jaenisch of JG 2 shot down a LeO 451
20May1940Oberfeldwebel Hermann Dibowski of ZG 26 shot down a Morane
20May1940Oberfeldwebel Johannes Schmid of JG 2 shot down a Curtiss
20May1940Oberfeldwebel Josef Pöhs of JG 76 shot down a Battle
20May1940Oberfeldwebel Werner Machold of JG 2 shot down a Blenheim
20May1940Oberfeldwebel Werner Machold of JG 2 shot down a Blenheim
20May1940Oberleutnant Erhard Braune of JG 1 shot down a Potez 63
20May1940Oberleutnant Günther Scholz of JG 21 shot down a Morane 406
20May1940Oberleutnant Karl-Heinz Krahl of JG 2 shot down a Blenheim
20May1940Oberleutnant Kurt-Wilhelm Heinrich of ZG 26 shot down a Hawk-75A
20May1940Oberleutnant Kurt-Wilhelm Heinrich of ZG 26 shot down a Hawk-75A
20May1940Oberleutnant Wolfgang Lippert of JG 53 shot down a Curtiss
20May1940Pilot Officer Victor Bosanquet Verity of No.229 Sqn RAF shot down a He111
20May1940Pilot Officer Victor Bosanquet Verity of No.229 Sqn RAF shot down a He111
20May1940R. W. Burton, a pilot from , with 0.00 victories, who flew Hurricane with No.85 Sqn RAF, died on this day
20May1940R. W. Shrewsbury, a pilot from , with 0.00 victories, who flew Hurricane with No.85 Sqn RAF, died on this day
20May1940Unteroffizier Fritz Marcks of JG 21 shot down a Morane 406
20May1940Unteroffizier Fritz Stritzel of JG 2 shot down a LeO 451
20May1940Unteroffizier Leonhard Kaufmann of ZG 26 shot down a Morane
20May1941Leutnant Martin Drewes of ZG 26 shot down a Gladiator
20May1941Oberleutnant Erbo Graf von Kageneck of JG 27 shot down a Hurricane
20May1942Feldwebel Leo Suschko of JG 3 shot down a
20May1942Feldwebel Leopold Münster of JG 3 shot down an I-18
20May1942Feldwebel Leopold Münster of JG 3 shot down an Il-2
20May1942Feldwebel Rudolf Saborowski of JG 3 shot down a MiG-1
20May1942Feldwebel Rudolf Saborowski of JG 3 shot down a MiG-1
20May1942Feldwebel Rudolf Saborowski of JG 3 shot down a MiG-1
20May1942Feldwebel Rudolf Saborowski of JG 3 shot down a MiG-1
20May1942Feldwebel Siegfried Engfer of JG 3 shot down an Il-2
20May1942Feldwebel Walter Schumann of JG 77 shot down a LaGG-3
20May1942Gefreiter Adalbert Kuhn of JG 3 shot down an I-61
20May1942Hauptmann Erich Simon of NJG 2 shot down a Stirling
20May1942Hauptmann Kurt Brändle of JG 3 shot down a R-5
20May1942Hauptmann Rudolf Resch of JG 52 shot down a MiG-1
20May1942Hauptmann Wilhelm Herget of NJG 4 shot down a Halifax
20May1942Hauptmann Wolfgang Ewald of JG 3 shot down a R-Z
20May1942Hauptmann Wolfgang Ewald of JG 3 shot down a R-Z
20May1942Leutnant Emil Omert of JG 77 shot down a Pe-2
20May1942Leutnant Helmut Rose of JG 3 shot down a MiG-1
20May1942Leutnant Horst Wunderlich of JG 51 shot down a R-5
20May1942Leutnant Ludwig Häfner of JG 3 shot down an Il-2
20May1942Leutnant Rolf Diergardt of JG 3 shot down an Il-2
20May1942Oberfeldwebel Eberhard von Boremski of JG 3 shot down an I-61
20May1942Oberfeldwebel Eberhard von Boremski of JG 3 shot down an I-61
20May1942Oberfeldwebel Eberhard von Boremski of JG 3 shot down an Il-2
20May1942Oberfeldwebel Heinz Strüning of NJG 2 shot down a Stirling
20May1942Oberfeldwebel Wilhelm Engel of NJG 4 shot down a Stirling
20May1942Obergefreiter Hans Reiff of JG 3 shot down a MiG-1
20May1942Obergefreiter Johann Bauernfeind of JG 3 shot down an Il-2
20May1942Oberleutnant Franz Beyer of JG 3 shot down a MiG-1
20May1942Oberleutnant Franz Beyer of JG 3 shot down an Il-2
20May1942Oberleutnant Fritz Geißhardt of JG 77 shot down a LaGG-3
20May1942Oberleutnant Fritz Gutezeit of NJG 1 shot down a Stirling
20May1942Oberleutnant Viktor Bauer of JG 3 shot down an I-61
20May1942Oberleutnant Viktor Bauer of JG 3 shot down an I-61
20May1942Oberleutnant Viktor Bauer of JG 3 shot down an Il-2
20May1942Oberleutnant Viktor Bauer of JG 3 shot down an Il-2
20May1942Spitfire BR305 Mk.VcT - Left Milford Haven packed in crate for transport to Malta.
20May1942Unteroffizier Herbert Schwarz of JG 77 shot down an Il-2
20May1942Unteroffizier Manfred Reiter of JG 77 shot down a R-Z
20May1942Unteroffizier Waldemar Eyrich of JG 3 shot down an Il-2
20May1942Unteroffizier Wolfgang Vogel of JG 3 shot down an Il-2
20May1943Fw. Otto of JG 26 shot down a LaGG-3
20May1943Leutnant Marx of JG 54 shot down an Il-2
20May1943Leutnant Willi Gütermann of ZG 1 shot down a Beaufort
20May1943Oberleutnant Detlev Rohwer of JG 3 shot down a P-47
20May1943Oberleutnant Horst Walther of JG 51 shot down a Kittyhawk
20May1943Spitfire W3843 Mk.Vb - Joined No.350 Sqn.
20May1943Unteroffizier Werner Heidenreich of JG 51 shot down a P-38
20May1944Feldwebel Schwarz of SG 10 shot down an Il-2
20May1944Feldwebel August Rieckhoff of JG 52 shot down a LaGG-5
20May1944Feldwebel Jürgen Nordmann of JG 52 shot down a Jak-1
20May1944Feldwebel Jürgen Nordmann of JG 52 shot down an Il-2mH.
20May1944Hauptmann Gerhard Koall of JG 54 shot down an Il-2
20May1944Hauptmann Wilhelm Batz of JG 52 shot down a LaGG
20May1944Hauptmann Wilhelm Batz of JG 52 shot down a LaGG
20May1944Hauptmann Wilhelm Batz of JG 52 shot down a LaGG
20May1944Hauptmann Wilhelm Batz of JG 52 shot down a LaGG
20May1944Leutnant Erich Hartmann of JG 52 shot down a LaGG-5
20May1944Leutnant Erich Hartmann of JG 52 shot down a LaGG-5
20May1944Leutnant Fritz Tegtmeier of JG 54 shot down a Jak-1
20May1944Leutnant Georg Kiefner of JG 26 shot down a P-51
20May1944Leutnant Karl von Ohlen of JG 54 shot down a Jak-9
20May1944Leutnant Walter Wolfrum of JG 52 shot down a Jak-1
20May1944Leutnant Walter Wolfrum of JG 52 shot down a Jak-1
20May1944Leutnant Walter Wolfrum of JG 52 shot down a Jak-9
20May1944Leutnant Walter Wolfrum of JG 52 shot down a Jak-9
20May1944Leutnant Walter Wolfrum of JG 52 shot down a LaGG-5
20May1944Oberfahnrich Hans-Heinrich Schleth of JG 2 shot down a P-38
20May1944Oberfahnrich Waldemar Söffing of JG 26 shot down a P-51
20May1944Oberfeldwebel Helmut Lidsche of JG 52 shot down a Jak-1
20May1944Oberleutnant Jakob Schaus of NJG 4 shot down a
20May1944Oberleutnant Sigurd Haala of JG 54 shot down a La-5
20May1944Stabsartz. Gademann of SG 2 shot down an Airacobra
20May1944Unteroffizier Alois Siebel of JG 52 shot down a Boston
20May1944Unteroffizier Eberhard von Treuberg of JG 52 shot down a LaGG-5
20May1944Unteroffizier Hans Kopf of JG 2 shot down a P-38
20May1944Unteroffizier Helmut Wester of JG 52 shot down a LaGG-5
20May1944Unteroffizier Julius Händel of JG 54 shot down a Jak-9
20May1948Spitfire MH853 Mk.IX - Transferred to Greek Air Force.
20May1961Josef Priller KC, OL, SW, a pilot from Germany, with 101.00 victories who flew with JG51, JG26, died on this day
20May1961Knight's Cross recipient Josef Priller of 6./Jagdgeschwader 51 died on this day
20May1984G Larner, a pilot from US, with 8.00 victories, died on this day
20May1999James Hill, a pilot from US, with 5.00 victories, who flew Thunderbolt, Shooting Star and who signed some of our artwork, died on this day
20May2011Erich Taeger KC, a pilot from who flew with and who signed some of our artwork, died on this day
20May2011Knight's Cross recipient Fritz Taeger of 7./Kampfgeschwader 1 died on this day

See our aviation history timeline for all today's historical aviation events - air victories, aircraft losses and pilot details.

RECENT UPDATES TO OUR AVIATION HISTORY DATABASES
New victory claim added : Ju88 claimed on 7th October 1940 by Jozef Jeka of No.238 Sqn RAF
Updates made to Aircrew database for : Salt : Squadrons updated (added No.51 Sqn RAF), Squadron service dates updated
Whitley Mk.V T4217 of No.51 Sqn RAF added to the airframes database.
Updates made to Airframes database for : T2282 : Squadrons updated
Updates made to Airframes database for : Flying Fortress 42-30037 : Squadrons updated (added 384th Bomb Group)
Updates made to Aircrew database for : M. E. Sharp : Squadrons updated (added No.51 Sqn RAF), Squadron service dates updated
Updates made to Aircrew database for : D. C. Beddow : Squadrons updated (added No.51 Sqn RAF), Squadron service dates updated
Updates made to Aircrew database for : Aircraftsman 1 Edwin Vick : First name updated (now Edwin), Service number updated (now 540323), Squadron service dates updated
Updates made to Aircrew database for : Sergeant E D Martin : Squadron service dates updated
Beaufighter Mk.Ic T3354 of No.68 Sqn RAF added to the airframes database.
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