Dommartin-Lettrée

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Dommartin-Lettrée
Dommartin-Lettrée is located in France
Dommartin-Lettrée
Dommartin-Lettrée
Coordinates: 48°46′02″N 4°17′58″E / 48.7672°N 4.2994°E / 48.7672; 4.2994Coordinates: 48°46′02″N 4°17′58″E / 48.7672°N 4.2994°E / 48.7672; 4.2994
Country France
Region Champagne-Ardenne
Department Marne
Arrondissement Arrondissement of Vitry-le-François
Canton Canton of Sompuis
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de l'Europort
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) James Seurat
Area
 • Land1 32.67 km2 (12.61 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 152
 • Population2 density 4.7/km2 (12/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 51212 / 51320

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.

Dommartin-Lettrée is a village and commune in the Marne department in north-eastern France some 22 kilometres south of Châlons-en-Champagne and some 22 kilometres west of Vitry-le-François. The church is to be found in a central position in the village and the Commonwealth war graves of five airmen of the Royal Air Force and two of the Royal Canadian Air Force lie in the churchyard immediately behind the church.

The seven serviceman were killed when their Lancaster bomber (Lancaster III serial JB741 code: AR-J) was shot down near the village by enemy fire on May 4, 1944 before completing their mission.

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