Lignerolles, Eure

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Lignerolles
Location of Lignerolles
Lignerolles is located in France
Lignerolles
Lignerolles
Lignerolles is located in Normandy
Lignerolles
Lignerolles
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
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentEure
ArrondissementÉvreux
CantonSaint-André-de-l'Eure
IntercommunalityCA Évreux Portes de Normandie
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean Leblond
Area
1
6.22 km2 (2.40 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
336
 • Density54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
27368 /27220
Elevation132–146 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.

Lignerolles is a commune in the Eure department in Normandy 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.[2][3]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962182—    
1968195+7.1%
1975174−10.8%
1982184+5.7%
1990228+23.9%
1999255+11.8%
2008285+11.8%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  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.