La Chapelle-en-Juger

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La Chapelle-en-Juger
The church of Saint-Pierre
The church of Saint-Pierre
La Chapelle-en-Juger is located in France
La Chapelle-en-Juger
La Chapelle-en-Juger
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Country France
Region Normandy
Department Manche
Arrondissement Saint-Lô
Canton Marigny
Intercommunality canton de Marigny
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Nelly Villedieu
Area1 15.00 km2 (5.79 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 657
 • Density 44/km2 (110/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 50123 / 50570
Elevation 17–112 m (56–367 ft)
(avg. 97 m or 318 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.

La Chapelle-en-Juger is a commune in the Manche department in Normandy in north-western 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 5 July, the airfield was designated as "A-5", it was used by the 404th 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]

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.