Choloy-Ménillot

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Choloy-Ménillot
Choloy-Ménillot is located in France
Choloy-Ménillot
Choloy-Ménillot
Coordinates: 48°39′45″N 5°49′11″E / 48.6625°N 5.8197°E / 48.6625; 5.8197Coordinates: 48°39′45″N 5°49′11″E / 48.6625°N 5.8197°E / 48.6625; 5.8197
Country France
Region Lorraine
Department Meurthe-et-Moselle
Arrondissement Toul
Canton Toul-Sud
Intercommunality Toulois
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Michel Bellot
Area
 • Land1 11.95 km2 (4.61 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 695
 • Population2 density 58/km2 (150/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 54128 / 54200
Elevation 226–412 m (741–1,352 ft)
(avg. 249 m or 817 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.

Choloy-Ménillot is a commune in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department in north-eastern France.

It is located 28 kilometres west of Nancy and 5 kilometres west of Toul.

Near the village is the Royal Canadian Air Force Cemetery Choloy, which contains the remains of Canadian military personnel or their family members who died while serving with the Canadian No. 1 Air Division during the Cold War period of the 1950s and 1960s. It also contains graves of Canadian and Commonwealth aircrew who died in World War II, including: RCAF pilot Andy Watson, 21, from Hamilton, Ont., who stayed with his Lancaster while the rest of the crew; Australian Hurricane pilot Leslie Clisby, who died during the Battle of France in 1940, and was the first RAF ace of the war to be lost in action; and New Zealand Hurricane pilot Cobber Kain, first RAF ace of the war, who also died during the Battle of France.

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