Méautis

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Méautis
The church of Saint-Hilaire
The church of Saint-Hilaire
Location of Méautis
Méautis is located in France
Méautis
Méautis
Méautis is located in Normandy
Méautis
Méautis
Coordinates: 49°16′42″N 1°17′59″W / 49.2784°N 1.2997°W / 49.2784; -1.2997Coordinates: 49°16′42″N 1°17′59″W / 49.2784°N 1.2997°W / 49.2784; -1.2997
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentManche
ArrondissementSaint-Lô
CantonCarentan
IntercommunalityCarentan-en-Cotentin
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Marie-Christine Mette
Area
1
16.98 km2 (6.56 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
659
 • Density39/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
50298 /50500
Elevation0–29 m (0–95 ft)
(avg. 42 m or 138 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Méautis is a commune in the Manche department in Normandy in north-western 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 17 August, the airfield was designated as "A-17", it was used by the 50th Fighter Group which flew P-47 Thunderbolts until early September when the unit moved into Central France. Afterward, the airfield was closed.[2][3]

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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.