Gorges, Somme

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Gorges
Gorges is located in France
Gorges
Gorges
Coordinates: 50°06′37″N 2°10′43″E / 50.11030°N 2.1786°E / 50.11030; 2.1786Coordinates: 50°06′37″N 2°10′43″E / 50.11030°N 2.1786°E / 50.11030; 2.1786
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Amiens
Canton Bernaville
Intercommunality Bernavillois
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Guy Delattre
Area
 • Land1 4.87 km2 (1.88 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 43
 • Population2 density 8.8/km2 (23/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80381 / 80370
Elevation 95–147 m (312–482 ft)
(avg. 135 m or 443 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.

Gorges is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.

Geography[edit]

Gorges is situated on the D933 road, some 20 miles (32 km) east of Abbeville.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Gorges, Somme
Year 1896 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 126 62 70 53 44 42 47 43
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

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 16 August, the airfield was designated as "A-26", it was used by the 379th Bombardment Group which flew B-26 Marauder medium bombers until early September when the unit moved into Central France. Afterward, the airfield was closed.[1][2]

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.

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