Brucheville

Brucheville is a former commune in the Manche department in Normandy in northwestern France. On 1 January 2019, it was merged into the commune Carentan-les-Marais.[2] It is located at the south east corner of the Cherbourg peninsula, about 90 km east of Caen.

Brucheville
The church of Saint-Hilaire
The church of Saint-Hilaire
Location of Brucheville
Brucheville is located in France
Brucheville
Brucheville
Brucheville is located in Normandy
Brucheville
Brucheville
Coordinates: 49°22′25″N 1°12′18″W / 49.3736°N 1.20500°W / 49.3736; -1.20500Coordinates: 49°22′25″N 1°12′18″W / 49.3736°N 1.20500°W / 49.3736; -1.20500
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentManche
ArrondissementSaint-Lô
CantonCarentan
CommuneCarentan-les-Marais
Area
1
13.33 km2 (5.15 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)[1]
141
 • Density11/km2 (27/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal code
50480
Elevation0–21 m (0–69 ft)
(avg. 4 m or 13 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

World War IIEdit

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 2 August, the airfield was designated as "A-16", it was used by the 36th Fighter Group which flew P-47 Thunderbolts until late August when the unit moved into Central France. Afterward, the airfield was closed.[3][4]

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793372—    
1800374+0.5%
1806468+25.1%
1821456−2.6%
1831334−26.8%
1836342+2.4%
1841339−0.9%
1846345+1.8%
1851338−2.0%
1856303−10.4%
1861294−3.0%
1866301+2.4%
1872274−9.0%
1876309+12.8%
1881292−5.5%
1886300+2.7%
1891296−1.3%
1896278−6.1%
1901261−6.1%
1906255−2.3%
1911237−7.1%
1921255+7.6%
1926263+3.1%
1931228−13.3%
1936245+7.5%
1946237−3.3%
1954223−5.9%
1962204−8.5%
1968207+1.5%
1975181−12.6%
1982174−3.9%
1990140−19.5%
1999147+5.0%
2007149+1.4%
2009145−2.7%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Téléchargement du fichier d'ensemble des populations légales en 2017, INSEE
  2. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 6 December 2018 (in French)
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.