La Meauffe

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La Meauffe
Coat of arms of La Meauffe
Coat of arms
La Meauffe is located in France
La Meauffe
La Meauffe
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Country France
Region Normandy
Department Manche
Arrondissement Saint-Lô
Canton Saint-Clair-sur-l'Elle
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de l'agglomération saint-loise
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Alain Mahieu
Area1 10.22 km2 (3.95 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,064
 • Density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 50297 / 50880
Elevation 4–87 m (13–285 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 Meauffe is a commune in the Manche department in Normandy in north-western France.


File:La Meauffe avant 1944.jpg
Church and manor prior the fighting in 1944.

The 11 and 12 July 1944, the village was attacked by the American 35th ID, while defended by the German 352 ID and units of the 266 ID. The fighting, violent, started the 11 and ended the 12th, cost the lives of 19 US soldiers, wounding 170, with 25 missing. The road D54, leading to La Meauffe was renamed the Death Valley Road by the US soldiers.[1]


The arms of La Meauffe are blazoned :
Vert, a fess wavy argent between 2 fleurs de lys Or, and a salmon argent.

See also