Gorges, Somme

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Gorges is located in France
Coordinates: 50°06′37″N 2°10′43″E / 50.11030°N 2.1786°E / 50.11030; 2.1786Coordinates: 50°06′37″N 2°10′43″E / 50.11030°N 2.1786°E / 50.11030; 2.1786
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Somme
Arrondissement Amiens
Canton Doullens
Intercommunality Bernavillois
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Guy Delattre
Area1 4.87 km2 (1.88 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 43
 • Density 8.8/km2 (23/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 80381 /80370
Elevation 95–147 m (312–482 ft)
(avg. 135 m or 443 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.

Gorges is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.


Gorges is situated on the D933 road, some 20 miles (32 km) east of Abbeville.


Historical population of Gorges, Somme
Year 1896 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 126 62 70 53 44 42 47 43
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

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 16 August, the airfield was designated as "A-26", it was used by the 379th Bombardment Group which flew B-26 Marauder medium bombers until early September when the unit moved into Central France. Afterward, the airfield was closed.[1][2]

See also[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.

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