The church in Saint-Aignan-de-Cramesnil
|Intercommunality||CU Caen la Mer|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Pascal Lecœur|
|Area1||6.91 km2 (2.67 sq mi)|
|• Density||72/km2 (190/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||14554 /14540|
63–119 m (207–390 ft) |
(avg. 122 m or 400 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.
This village is known as the site of the death of the famous German tank commander Michael Wittmann on August 8th, 1944, when his Tiger tank (number 007) was destroyed during an ambush. The crew of the destroyed tank was buried in an unmarked grave. In 1983, the German war graves commission located the burial site. Wittmann and his crew were reinterred together at the German war cemetery of La Cambe, plot 47—row 3—grave 120, in France (about 70 km west).
- Budanovic, Nikola (2016-09-05). "Michael Wittmann, the Deadly German Panzer Ace Of WWI". WAR HISTORY ONLINE. Retrieved 2017-07-18.
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