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Cardonville is located in France
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Country France
Region Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Bayeux
Canton Isigny-sur-Mer
Intercommunality Isigny Grandcamp Intercom
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Chantal Faudemer
Area1 3.29 km2 (1.27 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 105
 • Density 32/km2 (83/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 14136 / 14230
Elevation 13–38 m (43–125 ft)
(avg. 25 m or 82 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.

Cardonville is a commune in the Calvados 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 outside of the town. Declared operational on 14 June, the airfield was designated as "A-3", it was used by the 368th Fighter Group which flew P-47 Thunderbolts until the end of August when the unit moved into Central France. Along with the 368th, the 370th Fighter Group flew P-38 Lightnings from the airfield until mid-August. With the combat units moved out, the airfield was closed.[1][2]


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 84 —    
1968 82 −2.4%
1975 79 −3.7%
1982 66 −16.5%
1990 62 −6.1%
1999 78 +25.8%
2008 105 +34.6%

See also


  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.