Deux-Jumeaux

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Deux-Jumeaux
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Deux-Jumeaux is located in France
Deux-Jumeaux
Deux-Jumeaux
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Country France
Region Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Bayeux
Canton Isigny-sur-Mer
Intercommunality Isigny Grandcamp Intercom
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jacques Planchon
Area1 4.07 km2 (1.57 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 77
 • Density 19/km2 (49/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 14224 / 14230
Elevation 8–47 m (26–154 ft)
(avg. 48 m or 157 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.

Deux-Jumeaux is a commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France.

History

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 northeast of the town. Declared operational on 30 June, the airfield was designated as "A-4", it was used by the 48th Fighter Group which flew P-47 Thunderbolts until the end of August when the unit moved into Central France. Afterward, the airfield was closed.[1][2]

Population

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 152 —    
1968 138 −9.2%
1975 102 −26.1%
1982 101 −1.0%
1990 78 −22.8%
1999 69 −11.5%
2008 77 +11.6%

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.