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The church of Saint-Hermeland
Sottevast is located in France
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Country France
Region Normandy
Department Manche
Arrondissement Cherbourg
Canton Bricquebec
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Françoise Bougie
Area1 10.82 km2 (4.18 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 1,196
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 50579 / 50260
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.

Sottevast is a commune in Normandy in north-western France.

Part of Nazi Germany
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Type bunker
Site history
In use captured before being used
Battles/wars Operation Crossbow

Sottevast in World War II

Sottevast was a German storage and servicing bunker for V-weapons.[1] The site was captured by the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division during the Normandy campaign.[2][3]

Date Result
February 29/March 1, 1944 One Mosquito to a "flying-bomb site" at "Sottevast"[4][clarification needed]
April 28, 1944 Mission 325: 18 of 106 B-17s bomb the Sottevast, France V-weapon site and targets of opportunity; clouds prevent most B-17s from bombing; 2 B-17s are lost (1 has 6 KIA and 5 POW)[1] and 47 damaged; 3 airmen are WIA and 21 MIA. Escort is provided by 46 P-47s without loss.[5]
May 8, 1944 Mission 345: 384th Bombardment Group.[6]


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  5. "8th Air Force 1944 Chronicles". Retrieved 2007-05-25.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> 1944: April, May, June, July, August, September
  6. 384th BG Mission Almanac Mission 103