Perthes, Haute-Marne

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Perthes
Perthes is located in France
Perthes
Perthes
Coordinates: 48°39′25″N 4°49′22″E / 48.657°N 4.8227°E / 48.657; 4.8227Coordinates: 48°39′25″N 4°49′22″E / 48.657°N 4.8227°E / 48.657; 4.8227
Country France
Region Champagne-Ardenne
Department Haute-Marne
Arrondissement Saint-Dizier
Canton Saint-Dizier-Ouest
Government
 • Mayor François Gouble
Area
 • Land1 13.08 km2 (5.05 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 617
 • Population2 density 47/km2 (120/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 52386 / 52100
Elevation 121–134 m (397–440 ft)
(avg. 128 m or 420 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.

Perthes is a commune in the Haute-Marne department in north-eastern France.

World War II[edit]

After the liberation of the area by Allied Forces in September 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 9 September, the airfield was designated as "A-65", it was used by several combat units until October when the units moved forward with the advancing Allies. Afterward, the airfield was closed.[1][2]

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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.