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Saint-Pierre-la-Vieille is located in France
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Country France
Region Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Vire
Canton Condé-sur-Noireau
Intercommunality Condé
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Roger Beaudouin
Area1 12.43 km2 (4.80 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 359
 • Density 29/km2 (75/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 14653 / 14770
Elevation 117–252 m (384–827 ft)
(avg. 250 m or 820 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.

Saint-Pierre-la-Vieille 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 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 August, the airfield was designated as "A-19", it was used by the 370th Fighter Group which flew P-38 Lightnings until early September when the unit moved into Central France. Afterward, the airfield was closed.[1][2]


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 396 —    
1968 350 −11.6%
1975 327 −6.6%
1982 385 +17.7%
1990 351 −8.8%
1999 347 −1.1%
2008 359 +3.5%

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.