Brucheville

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Brucheville
The church of Saint-Hilaire
The church of Saint-Hilaire
Brucheville is located in France
Brucheville
Brucheville
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Country France
Region Normandy
Department Manche
Arrondissement Cherbourg-Octeville
Canton Sainte-Mère-Église
Intercommunality Sainte-Mère-Église
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) André Touraine
Area1 13.33 km2 (5.15 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 145
 • Density 11/km2 (28/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 50089 / 50480
Elevation 0–21 m (0–69 ft)
(avg. 4 m or 13 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.

Brucheville is a commune in the Manche department in Normandy in northwestern France.

World War II

After the liberation of the area by Allied Forces in 1944, engineers of the Ninth Air Force IX Engineering Command began construction of a combat Advanced Landing Ground outside of the town. Declared operational on 2 August, the airfield was designated as "A-16", it was used by the 36th Fighter Group which flew P-47 Thunderbolts until late August when the unit moved into Central France. Afterward, the airfield was closed.[1][2]

Population

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 372 —    
1800 374 +0.5%
1806 468 +25.1%
1821 456 −2.6%
1831 334 −26.8%
1836 342 +2.4%
1841 339 −0.9%
1846 345 +1.8%
1851 338 −2.0%
1856 303 −10.4%
1861 294 −3.0%
1866 301 +2.4%
1872 274 −9.0%
1876 309 +12.8%
1881 292 −5.5%
1886 300 +2.7%
1891 296 −1.3%
1896 278 −6.1%
1901 261 −6.1%
1906 255 −2.3%
1911 237 −7.1%
1921 255 +7.6%
1926 263 +3.1%
1931 228 −13.3%
1936 245 +7.5%
1946 237 −3.3%
1954 223 −5.9%
1962 204 −8.5%
1968 207 +1.5%
1975 181 −12.6%
1982 174 −3.9%
1990 140 −19.5%
1999 147 +5.0%
2007 149 +1.4%
2009 145 −2.7%

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.