Saint-Pierre-du-Mont, Calvados

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Saint-Pierre-du-Mont
The chateau in Saint-Pierre-du-Mont
The chateau in Saint-Pierre-du-Mont
Location of Saint-Pierre-du-Mont
Saint-Pierre-du-Mont is located in France
Saint-Pierre-du-Mont
Saint-Pierre-du-Mont
Saint-Pierre-du-Mont is located in Normandy
Saint-Pierre-du-Mont
Saint-Pierre-du-Mont
Coordinates: 49°23′13″N 0°58′25″W / 49.387°N 0.9736°W / 49.387; -0.9736Coordinates: 49°23′13″N 0°58′25″W / 49.387°N 0.9736°W / 49.387; -0.9736
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentCalvados
ArrondissementBayeux
CantonTrévières
IntercommunalityCC Isigny-Omaha Intercom
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Marcel Houyvet
Area
1
4.96 km2 (1.92 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
81
 • Density16/km2 (42/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
14652 /14450
Elevation0–42 m (0–138 ft)
(avg. 36 m or 118 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Saint-Pierre-du-Mont is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

History[edit]

World War II[edit]

During World War II, the area was heavily bombarded on several occasions during May and early June 1944 by Allied bombers, attacking German coastal fortifications of the Atlantic Wall just north of the commune along the coast.

Saint-Pierre-du-Mont was liberated by American Ranger forces on 7 June 1944 after moving inland from Pointe du Hoc. The area north of the commune was used by the United States Army Air Forces as a combat airfield, known as Advanced Landing Ground "A-1" (Saint-Pierre-du-Mont). The airfield was used between early June and September 1944. It was abandoned after the Americans moved east into Central France with the advancing Allied Armies.[2]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1881250—    
1921154−38.4%
1946125−18.8%
1962111−11.2%
1968111+0.0%
197584−24.3%
198278−7.1%
199084+7.7%
199985+1.2%
200878−8.2%

See also[edit]

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.