Saint-Pierre-la-Vieille

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Saint-Pierre-la-Vieille
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Saint-Pierre-la-Vieille is located in France
Saint-Pierre-la-Vieille
Saint-Pierre-la-Vieille
Coordinates: 48°55′08″N 0°34′34″W / 48.9189°N 0.5762°W / 48.9189; -0.5762Coordinates: 48°55′08″N 0°34′34″W / 48.9189°N 0.5762°W / 48.9189; -0.5762
Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Vire
Canton Condé-sur-Noireau
Intercommunality Condé
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Roger Beaudouin
Area1 12.43 km2 (4.80 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 359
 • Density 29/km2 (75/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 14653 / 14770
Elevation 117–252 m (384–827 ft)
(avg. 250 m or 820 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-la-Vieille is a commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France.

History[edit]

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 14 August, the airfield was designated as "A-19", it was used by the 370th Fighter Group which flew P-38 Lightnings until early September when the unit moved into Central France. Afterward, the airfield was closed.[1][2]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 396 —    
1968 350 −11.6%
1975 327 −6.6%
1982 385 +17.7%
1990 351 −8.8%
1999 347 −1.1%
2008 359 +3.5%

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.