Lignerolles, Eure

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Lignerolles is located in France
Coordinates: 48°50′51″N 1°16′27″E / 48.84760°N 1.2743°E / 48.84760; 1.2743Coordinates: 48°50′51″N 1°16′27″E / 48.84760°N 1.2743°E / 48.84760; 1.2743
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Eure
Arrondissement Évreux
Canton Saint-André-de-l'Eure
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean Leblond
Area1 6.22 km2 (2.40 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 285
 • Density 46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 27368 / 27220
Elevation 132–146 m (433–479 ft)
(avg. 139 m or 456 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.

Lignerolles is a commune in the Eure department in Haute-Normandie in northern France.

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 18 July, the airfield was designated as "A-12", it was used by several fighter groups which flew P-47 Thunderbolts until late August. Afterward, the airfield was used for resupply and casualty transport. It was closed in early November.[1][2]


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 182 —    
1968 195 +7.1%
1975 174 −10.8%
1982 184 +5.7%
1990 228 +23.9%
1999 255 +11.8%
2008 285 +11.8%

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.