Cardonville

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Cardonville
Cardonville is located in France
Cardonville
Cardonville
Coordinates: 49°20′42″N 1°03′52″W / 49.3451°N 1.0644°W / 49.3451; -1.0644Coordinates: 49°20′42″N 1°03′52″W / 49.3451°N 1.0644°W / 49.3451; -1.0644
Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Bayeux
Canton Isigny-sur-Mer
Intercommunality Isigny Grandcamp Intercom
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Chantal Faudemer
Area1 3.29 km2 (1.27 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 105
 • Density 32/km2 (83/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 14136 / 14230
Elevation 13–38 m (43–125 ft)
(avg. 25 m or 82 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.

Cardonville is a commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France.

History[edit]

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 outside of the town. Declared operational on 14 June, the airfield was designated as "A-3", it was used by the 368th Fighter Group which flew P-47 Thunderbolts until the end of August when the unit moved into Central France. Along with the 368th, the 370th Fighter Group flew P-38 Lightnings from the airfield until mid-August. With the combat units moved out, the airfield was closed.[1][2]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 84 —    
1968 82 −2.4%
1975 79 −3.7%
1982 66 −16.5%
1990 62 −6.1%
1999 78 +25.8%
2008 105 +34.6%

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.