Négreville

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Négreville
The church of Saint-Pierre
The church of Saint-Pierre
Location of Négreville
Négreville is located in France
Négreville
Négreville
Négreville is located in Normandy
Négreville
Négreville
Coordinates: 49°31′02″N 1°33′23″W / 49.5172°N 1.5564°W / 49.5172; -1.5564Coordinates: 49°31′02″N 1°33′23″W / 49.5172°N 1.5564°W / 49.5172; -1.5564
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentManche
ArrondissementCherbourg
CantonBricquebec
IntercommunalityCA Cotentin
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Yves Langlois
Area
1
11.48 km2 (4.43 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
825
 • Density72/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
50369 /50260
Elevation14–79 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.[2]

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.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ https://www.dday-overlord.com/en/battle-of-normandy/cities/negreville
  3. ^ https://www.eur.army.mil/DDay75/Negreville/