Beuzeville-la-Bastille

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Beuzeville-la-Bastille
The church of Saint-Vincent
The church of Saint-Vincent
Beuzeville-la-Bastille is located in France
Beuzeville-la-Bastille
Beuzeville-la-Bastille
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Country France
Region Normandy
Department Manche
Arrondissement Cherbourg-Octeville
Canton Sainte-Mère-Église
Intercommunality Canton de Sainte-Mère-Église
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Carles Dupont
Area1 4.34 km2 (1.68 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 148
 • Density 34/km2 (88/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 50052 / 50360
Elevation 2–37 m (6.6–121.4 ft)
(avg. 10 m or 33 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.

Beuzeville-la-Bastille 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 15 June, the airfield was designated as "A-6", it was initially used by the 371st Fighter Group which flew P-47 Thunderbolts until mid-September when the unit moved into Central France. Along with the 371st, the 367th Fighter Group flew P-38 Lightnings from the airfield. It was used until mid-September when it was closed.[1][2]

Population

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 282 —    
1800 294 +4.3%
1806 344 +17.0%
1821 379 +10.2%
1831 352 −7.1%
1836 353 +0.3%
1841 343 −2.8%
1846 367 +7.0%
1851 346 −5.7%
1856 325 −6.1%
1861 319 −1.8%
1866 293 −8.2%
1872 301 +2.7%
1876 334 +11.0%
1881 360 +7.8%
1886 356 −1.1%
1891 354 −0.6%
1896 347 −2.0%
1901 290 −16.4%
1906 301 +3.8%
1911 270 −10.3%
1921 207 −23.3%
1926 207 +0.0%
1931 173 −16.4%
1936 182 +5.2%
1946 186 +2.2%
1954 228 +22.6%
1962 206 −9.6%
1968 243 +18.0%
1975 225 −7.4%
1982 166 −26.2%
1990 166 +0.0%
1999 161 −3.0%
2007 149 −7.5%
2009 148 −0.7%

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.