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Lonrai

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Country  France
Department  Orne
Intercommunality  Alençon
Area  6.14 km²
Region  Normandy
Canton  Alençon-1
Population (2006)  945
Arrondissement  Alençon
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Lonrai is a commune in the Orne department in north-western France.

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Map of 61250 Lonrai, France

World War II

After the liberation of the area by Allied Forces in August 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 3 September, the airfield was designated as "A-45", it was used by several combat units until November when the units moved into Central France. Afterward, the airfield was closed.

References

Lonrai Wikipedia


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