Perthes, Haute-Marne

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Perthes
Location of Perthes
Perthes is located in France
Perthes
Perthes
Perthes is located in Grand Est
Perthes
Perthes
Coordinates: 48°39′25″N 4°49′22″E / 48.657°N 4.8227°E / 48.657; 4.8227Coordinates: 48°39′25″N 4°49′22″E / 48.657°N 4.8227°E / 48.657; 4.8227
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentHaute-Marne
ArrondissementSaint-Dizier
CantonSaint-Dizier-1
Government
 • MayorFrançois Gouble
Area
1
13.08 km2 (5.05 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
536
 • Density41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
52386 /52100
Elevation121–134 m (397–440 ft)
(avg. 128 m or 420 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Perthes is a commune in the Haute-Marne department in north-eastern France.

World War II[edit]

After the liberation of the area by Allied Forces in September 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 9 September, the airfield was designated as "A-65", it was used by several combat units until October when the units moved forward with the advancing Allies. 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.