Azeville

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Azeville
Azeville bunker
Azeville bunker
Azeville is located in France
Azeville
Azeville
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Country France
Region Normandy
Department Manche
Arrondissement Cherbourg-Octeville
Canton Montebourg
Intercommunality Région de Montebourg
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Éric Desmares
Area1 3.00 km2 (1.16 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 77
 • Density 26/km2 (66/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 50026 / 50310
Elevation 6–34 m (20–112 ft)
(avg. 20 m or 66 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Azeville is a commune in the Manche department in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France.

World War II

After the liberation of the area by Allied Forces in early June 1944, engineers of the Ninth Air Force IX Engineering Command began construction of a combat Advanced Landing Ground to the south of the town. Declared operational on 24 June, the airfield was designated as "A-7", it was initially used by the 365th Fighter Group which flew P-47 Thunderbolts until mid-August when the unit moved into Central France. Afterward, the airfield was used by the 363d Fighter Group with P-51 Mustangs until mid-September when it was closed.[1][2]

Population

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 185 —    
1800 164 −11.4%
1806 195 +18.9%
1821 213 +9.2%
1831 212 −0.5%
1836 257 +21.2%
1841 262 +1.9%
1846 265 +1.1%
1851 263 −0.8%
1856 202 −23.2%
1861 200 −1.0%
1866 233 +16.5%
1872 202 −13.3%
1876 190 −5.9%
1881 183 −3.7%
1886 185 +1.1%
1891 181 −2.2%
1896 164 −9.4%
1901 147 −10.4%
1906 136 −7.5%
1911 120 −11.8%
1921 94 −21.7%
1926 110 +17.0%
1931 104 −5.5%
1936 115 +10.6%
1946 91 −20.9%
1954 95 +4.4%
1962 109 +14.7%
1968 102 −6.4%
1975 109 +6.9%
1982 83 −23.9%
1990 73 −12.0%
1999 78 +6.8%
2009 77 −1.3%

See also

References

  1. Johnson, David C. (1988), U.S. Army Air Forces Continental Airfields (ETO), D-Day to V-E Day; Research Division, USAF Historical Research Center, Maxwell AFB, Alabama.
  2. Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.

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