Brucheville

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Brucheville
Brucheville is located in France
Brucheville
Brucheville
Coordinates: 49°22′25″N 1°12′18″W / 49.3736°N 1.20500°W / 49.3736; -1.20500Coordinates: 49°22′25″N 1°12′18″W / 49.3736°N 1.20500°W / 49.3736; -1.20500
Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Manche
Arrondissement Cherbourg-Octeville
Canton Sainte-Mère-Église
Intercommunality Sainte-Mère-Église
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) André Touraine
Area
 • Land1 13.33 km2 (5.15 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 145
 • Population2 density 11/km2 (28/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 50089 / 50480
Elevation 0–21 m (0–69 ft)
(avg. 4 m or 13 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.

Brucheville is a commune in the Manche department in Normandy in northwestern France.

World War II[edit]

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 2 August, the airfield was designated as "A-16", it was used by the 36th Fighter Group which flew P-47 Thunderbolts until late August when the unit moved into Central France. Afterward, the airfield was closed.[1][2]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 372 —    
1800 374 +0.5%
1806 468 +25.1%
1821 456 −2.6%
1831 334 −26.8%
1836 342 +2.4%
1841 339 −0.9%
1846 345 +1.8%
1851 338 −2.0%
1856 303 −10.4%
1861 294 −3.0%
1866 301 +2.4%
1872 274 −9.0%
1876 309 +12.8%
1881 292 −5.5%
1886 300 +2.7%
1891 296 −1.3%
1896 278 −6.1%
1901 261 −6.1%
1906 255 −2.3%
1911 237 −7.1%
1921 255 +7.6%
1926 263 +3.1%
1931 228 −13.3%
1936 245 +7.5%
1946 237 −3.3%
1954 223 −5.9%
1962 204 −8.5%
1968 207 +1.5%
1975 181 −12.6%
1982 174 −3.9%
1990 140 −19.5%
1999 147 +5.0%
2007 149 +1.4%
2009 145 −2.7%

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.