The church of Saint-Pierre
|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Yves Langlois|
|11.48 km2 (4.43 sq mi)|
|• Density||72/km2 (190/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||14–79 m (46–259 ft) |
(avg. 55 m or 180 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
Négreville is a commune in the department of Manche in the Normandy Region of north-western France. This area was close to the Normandy beaches where the Allies invaded France on D-Day in June 1944. By the spring of the year, Négreville was occupied by the command post of the Artillerie-Abteilung 456 (91 Infanterie-Division). On June 6, 1944 an American Douglas C-47 airplane was hit by German artillery above the commune, leading the 19 paratroopers to immediately jump, some 12 kilometers short of their planned target; several were injured or killed. On 19 June 1944, the American 313th Infantry Regiment (79th Infantry Division) reached Négreville on its way north.
In spring 2019, the mayors Normandy communes asked for U.S. participation in ceremonies during the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings and subsequent liberation. Arrangements were still being made in late April 2019.
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