Samiksha Jaiswal

Cardonville

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Country  France
Department  Calvados
Canton  Isigny-sur-Mer
Local time  Friday 3:27 AM
Region  Normandy
Arrondissement  Bayeux
Area  3.29 km²
Population  105 (2008)
Cardonville
Intercommunality  Isigny Grandcamp Intercom
Weather  8°C, Wind SE at 16 km/h, 79% Humidity

Cardonville is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

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Map of 14230 Cardonville, France

World War II

After the liberation of the area by Allied Forces in early June 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 14 June, the airfield was designated as "A-3", it was used by the 368th Fighter Group which flew P-47 Thunderbolts until the end of August when the unit moved into Central France. Along with the 368th, the 370th Fighter Group flew P-38 Lightnings from the airfield until mid-August. With the combat units moved out, the airfield was closed.

References

Cardonville Wikipedia


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