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    Hi guys

    I am endeavouring to establish which German units were engaged with RAF Hurricanes in France June 1940:

    2 June: 2 Hurricanes of 501 Sqn were shot down near Hallenpourt circa 0850; 1./JG27 claimed 2 'Spitfires' west of Dunkirk at about the right time.

    9 June: 2 Hurricanes of 501 Sqn shot down near Abbeville. Combat with 3/LG2?

    10 June: Hurricane of 501 Sqn shot down near Le Mans by Bf109.

    11 June: Hurricane of 111 Sqn shot down by Bf109 near Montreuil.

    14 June: Hurricanes of 242 Sqn claimed 6 Bf109s shot down.

    15 June: Hurricane of 73 Sqn shot down by Bf109

    Any help appreciated. Many thanks
    Brian

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    A quick leaf through Battle of France, Then and Now:

    Nothing for June 2nd or June 9th for 501 Sqn planes shot down.

    June 10th - Hurricane abandoned near Le Havre, combat with BF-109s of 1./JG76. Pilot P/O JAA Gibson baled out unhurt.

    June 11th - nothing for 111 Sqn loss.

    June 14th - Two BF-109s lost, one of 8./JG26 in "combat with fighters", one of 3./JG54 believed shot down by 17 Sqn. One Bf-109 of 1./JG1 damaged in "combat with fighters", RTB.

    June 15th - 73 Sqn Hurricane TP-D shot down by Bf-109, no Luftwaffe unit given.

    Simon

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    Thanks Simon

    Obviously further research required.

    Cheers
    Brian

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