Beuzeville-au-Plain

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Beuzeville-au-Plain
The church of Saint-Brice
The church of Saint-Brice
Beuzeville-au-Plain is located in France
Beuzeville-au-Plain
Beuzeville-au-Plain
Coordinates: 49°25′53″N 1°17′06″W / 49.4314°N 1.285°W / 49.4314; -1.285Coordinates: 49°25′53″N 1°17′06″W / 49.4314°N 1.285°W / 49.4314; -1.285
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Manche
Arrondissement Cherbourg
Canton Carentan
Intercommunality Baie du Cotentin
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Lucien Briard
Area1 2.04 km2 (0.79 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 48
 • Density 24/km2 (61/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 50051 /50480
Elevation 14–41 m (46–135 ft)
(avg. 27 m or 89 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.

Beuzeville-au-Plain is a former commune in the Manche department in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France. On 1 January 2016, it was merged into the commune of Sainte-Mère-Église.[1]

World War II[edit]

After the liberation of the area by Allied Forces in early June 1944, engineers of the Ninth Air Force IX Engineering Command began construction of a combat Advanced Landing Ground to the south of the town. Declared operational on 15 June, the airfield was designated as "A-6", it was initially used by the 371st Fighter Group which flew P-47 Thunderbolts until mid-September when the unit moved into Central France. Along with the 371st, the 367th Fighter Group flew P-38 Lightnings from the airfield. It was used until mid-September when it was closed.[2][3]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 78 —    
1800 76 −2.6%
1806 80 +5.3%
1821 102 +27.5%
1831 108 +5.9%
1836 120 +11.1%
1841 102 −15.0%
1846 107 +4.9%
1851 81 −24.3%
1856 97 +19.8%
1861 100 +3.1%
1866 100 +0.0%
1872 86 −14.0%
1876 84 −2.3%
1881 59 −29.8%
1886 70 +18.6%
1891 86 +22.9%
1896 78 −9.3%
1901 78 +0.0%
1906 88 +12.8%
1911 74 −15.9%
1921 92 +24.3%
1926 88 −4.3%
1931 74 −15.9%
1936 72 −2.7%
1946 66 −8.3%
1954 62 −6.1%
1962 58 −6.5%
1968 45 −22.4%
1975 40 −11.1%
1982 26 −35.0%
1990 37 +42.3%
1999 46 +24.3%
2006 49 +6.5%
2009 48 −2.0%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 2 December 2015 (French)
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.