Peray

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Peray
The church of Saint Jouin, in Peray
The church of Saint Jouin, in Peray
Peray is located in France
Peray
Peray
Coordinates: 48°14′55″N 0°21′52″E / 48.2485°N 0.3644°E / 48.2485; 0.3644Coordinates: 48°14′55″N 0°21′52″E / 48.2485°N 0.3644°E / 48.2485; 0.3644
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Sarthe
Arrondissement Mamers
Canton Marolles-les-Braults
Intercommunality Pays Marollais
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Florence Van Der Haeghen
Area1 2.45 km2 (0.95 sq mi)
Population (2006 [1])2 54
 • Density 22/km2 (57/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 72233 /72260
Elevation 62–96 m (203–315 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Peray is a commune in the Sarthe department in the region of Pays-de-la-Loire in north-western France.

World War II[edit]

After the liberation of the area by Allied Forces in August 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 2 September, the airfield was designated as "A-44", it was used by several combat units until November 1944 when the units moved into Central France. Afterward, the airfield was closed.[2][3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.insee.fr/fr/ppp/bases-de-donnees/recensement/populations-legales/departement.asp?dep=72#dep_B Populations légales 2006 publiées par l’INSEE le 1er janvier 2009
  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.