Saint-Pierre-du-Mont, Calvados

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Saint-Pierre-du-Mont
Saint-Pierre-du-Mont is located in France
Saint-Pierre-du-Mont
Saint-Pierre-du-Mont
Coordinates: 49°23′13″N 0°58′25″W / 49.387°N 0.9736°W / 49.387; -0.9736Coordinates: 49°23′13″N 0°58′25″W / 49.387°N 0.9736°W / 49.387; -0.9736
Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Bayeux
Canton Isigny-sur-Mer
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Marcel Houyvet
Area1 4.96 km2 (1.92 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 78
 • Density 16/km2 (41/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 14652 / 14450
Elevation 0–42 m (0–138 ft)
(avg. 36 m or 118 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.

Saint-Pierre-du-Mont is a commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France.

History[edit]

World War II[edit]

During World War II, the area was heavily bombarded on several occasions during May and early June 1944 by Allied bombers, attacking German coastal fortifications of the Atlantic Wall just north of the commune along the coast.

Saint-Pierre-du-Mont was liberated by American Ranger forces on 7 June 1944 after moving inland from Pointe du Hoc. The area north of the commune was used by the United States Army Air Forces as a combat airfield, known as Advanced Landing Ground "A-1" (Saint-Pierre-du-Mont). The airfield was used between early June and September 1944. It was abandoned after the Americans moved east into Central France with the advancing Allied Armies.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1881 250 —    
1921 154 −38.4%
1946 125 −18.8%
1962 111 −11.2%
1968 111 +0.0%
1975 84 −24.3%
1982 78 −7.1%
1990 84 +7.7%
1999 85 +1.2%
2008 78 −8.2%

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.