Tour-en-Bessin

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Tour-en-Bessin
Chateau of Vaulaville
Chateau of Vaulaville
Coat of arms of Tour-en-Bessin
Coat of arms
Location of Tour-en-Bessin
Tour-en-Bessin is located in France
Tour-en-Bessin
Tour-en-Bessin
Tour-en-Bessin is located in Normandy
Tour-en-Bessin
Tour-en-Bessin
Coordinates: 49°17′51″N 0°46′41″W / 49.2975°N 0.77810°W / 49.2975; -0.77810Coordinates: 49°17′51″N 0°46′41″W / 49.2975°N 0.77810°W / 49.2975; -0.77810
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentCalvados
ArrondissementBayeux
CantonTrévières
IntercommunalityCC Isigny-Omaha Intercom
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Frédéric Renaud
Area
1
10.31 km2 (3.98 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
664
 • Density64/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
14700 /14400
Elevation20–77 m (66–253 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Tour-en-Bessin is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

History[edit]

World War II[edit]

After the liberation of the area by Allied Forces in 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 28 July, the airfield was designated as "A-13", it was used by several fighter and bomber units until mid-September. Afterward, the airfield was used for resupply and casualty transport. It was closed in early December.[2][3]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962414—    
1968452+9.2%
1975418−7.5%
1982421+0.7%
1990512+21.6%
1999504−1.6%
2008584+15.9%

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.
  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.