La Meauffe (French pronunciation: ​[la mof]) is a commune in the Manche department in Normandy in north-western France.

La Meauffe
The church, destroyed in July 1944 and rebuilt after the war
The church, destroyed in July 1944 and rebuilt after the war
Coat of arms of La Meauffe
Location of La Meauffe
La Meauffe is located in France
La Meauffe
La Meauffe
La Meauffe is located in Normandy
La Meauffe
La Meauffe
Coordinates: 49°10′37″N 1°06′34″W / 49.1769°N 1.1094°W / 49.1769; -1.1094Coordinates: 49°10′37″N 1°06′34″W / 49.1769°N 1.1094°W / 49.1769; -1.1094
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentManche
ArrondissementSaint-Lô
CantonPont-Hébert
IntercommunalitySaint-Lô Agglo
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Alain Mahieu
Area
1
10.22 km2 (3.95 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[1]
1,019
 • Density100/km2 (260/sq mi)
DemonymMeauffois
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
50297 /50880
Elevation4–87 m (13–285 ft)
Websitepagesperso-orange.fr/mairie.la-meauffe
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

HistoryEdit

 
Church and manor prior the fighting in 1944.

The 11 and 12 July 1944, the village was attacked by the American 35th ID, while defended by the German 352 ID and units of the 266 ID. The fighting, violent, started the 11th and ended the 12th, cost the lives of 19 US soldiers, wounding 170, with 25 missing. The road D54, leading to La Meauffe was renamed the Death Valley Road by the US soldiers.[2]

HeraldryEdit

The arms of La Meauffe are blazoned :
Vert, a fess wavy argent between 2 fleurs de lys Or, and a salmon argent.



See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  2. ^ La Meauffe en 1944, sur dday-overlord.com