The town hall in Paimbœuf
|Region||Pays de la Loire|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Michel Bahurel (PS)|
|Area1||2 km2 (0.8 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,500/km2 (4,000/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||44116 / 44560|
|Elevation||0–11 m (0–36 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.
Paimbœuf is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique department in western France, lying on the south bank of the River Loire upriver from St Nazaire but considerably downriver from Nantes. In the Napoleonic era it was the site of considerable naval shipbuilding. The United States Navy established a naval air station on 1 March 1918 to operate dirigibles during World War I. The base closed shortly after the First Armistice at Compiègne.
- Van Wyen, Adrian O. (1969). Naval Aviation in World War I. Washington, D.C.: Chief of Naval Operations. p. 61.
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