Beuzeville-la-Bastille

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Beuzeville-la-Bastille
Beuzeville-la-Bastille is located in France
Beuzeville-la-Bastille
Beuzeville-la-Bastille
Coordinates: 49°21′24″N 1°22′21″W / 49.35680°N 1.3725°W / 49.35680; -1.3725Coordinates: 49°21′24″N 1°22′21″W / 49.35680°N 1.3725°W / 49.35680; -1.3725
Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Manche
Arrondissement Cherbourg-Octeville
Canton Sainte-Mère-Église
Intercommunality Canton de Sainte-Mère-Église
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Carles Dupont
Area
 • Land1 4.34 km2 (1.68 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 148
 • Population2 density 34/km2 (88/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 50052 / 50360
Elevation 2–37 m (6.6–121.4 ft)
(avg. 10 m or 33 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.

Beuzeville-la-Bastille is a commune in the Manche department in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France.

World War II[edit]

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 15 June, the airfield was designated as "A-6", it was initially used by the 371st Fighter Group which flew P-47 Thunderbolts until mid-September when the unit moved into Central France. Along with the 371st, the 367th Fighter Group flew P-38 Lightnings from the airfield. It was used until mid-September when it was closed.[1][2]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 282 —    
1800 294 +4.3%
1806 344 +17.0%
1821 379 +10.2%
1831 352 −7.1%
1836 353 +0.3%
1841 343 −2.8%
1846 367 +7.0%
1851 346 −5.7%
1856 325 −6.1%
1861 319 −1.8%
1866 293 −8.2%
1872 301 +2.7%
1876 334 +11.0%
1881 360 +7.8%
1886 356 −1.1%
1891 354 −0.6%
1896 347 −2.0%
1901 290 −16.4%
1906 301 +3.8%
1911 270 −10.3%
1921 207 −23.3%
1926 207 +0.0%
1931 173 −16.4%
1936 182 +5.2%
1946 186 +2.2%
1954 228 +22.6%
1962 206 −9.6%
1968 243 +18.0%
1975 225 −7.4%
1982 166 −26.2%
1990 166 +0.0%
1999 161 −3.0%
2007 149 −7.5%
2009 148 −0.7%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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.