Millery, Meurthe-et-Moselle

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Millery
The church in Millery
The church in Millery
Coat of arms of Millery
Coat of arms
Location of Millery
Millery is located in France
Millery
Millery
Millery is located in Grand Est
Millery
Millery
Coordinates: 48°49′04″N 6°07′52″E / 48.8178°N 6.1311°E / 48.8178; 6.1311Coordinates: 48°49′04″N 6°07′52″E / 48.8178°N 6.1311°E / 48.8178; 6.1311
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentMeurthe-et-Moselle
ArrondissementNancy
CantonEntre Seille et Meurthe
IntercommunalityCommunauté de communes du Grand Valmont
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Denis Bergerot
Area
1
7.48 km2 (2.89 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
633
 • Density85/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
54369 /54670
Elevation183–392 m (600–1,286 ft)
(avg. 182 m or 597 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Millery is a commune in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department in north-eastern France.

History[edit]

During World War II, on Saturday, 29 July 1944, an RAF Avro Lancaster Type B III bomber (s/n ND756 AA°M), while on a mission[2] to the German city of Stuttgart, was shot down by Luftwaffe night fighters and crashed at 01:25 a.m. on the Falaise hill near Millery[3]. Out of the seven crew members[4], four died — including three from New Zealand and one British — and were buried in the village cemetery, where their graves[5] can still be seen[6].

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Youngs, Kelvin. "Aircrew Remembered Aviation Personal Histories and Databases". Aircrew Remembered site. Retrieved 2019-08-21.
  3. ^ "France-Crashes 39-45". francecrashes39-45.net. Retrieved 2019-08-21.
  4. ^ "75 Squadron Lancaster III ND756 AA-M". aircrewremembered.com. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Four crew members' graves". Retrieved 2019-08-21.
  6. ^ "Monuments - Mairie de Millery". www.millery.com. Retrieved 2019-08-21.