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Montreuil, Eure-et-Loir

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Coordinates: 48°46′38″N 1°22′03″E / 48.7773°N 1.3676°E / 48.7773; 1.3676Coordinates: 48°46′38″N 1°22′03″E / 48.7773°N 1.3676°E / 48.7773; 1.3676{{#coordinates:48.7773|1.3676|type:city(512)_region:FR|||||| |primary |name= }}</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Country</th><td> France</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Region</th><td> Centre-Val de Loire</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Department</th><td> Eure-et-Loir</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Arrondissement</th><td> Dreux</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Canton</th><td> Dreux-Ouest</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Intercommunality</th><td> Villages du Drouais</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left">Government</th></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Mayor (2008–2014) </th><td> Denis Chéron</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 6.21 km2 (2.40 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (2008)2</th><td> 512</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 82/km2 (210/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 28267 / 28500</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Elevation</th><td> Script error: No such module "convert".
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Montreuil is a commune in the Eure-et-Loir department in northern France.

World War II

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 4 September, the airfield was designated as "A-38", it was used by the 363d Tactical Reconnaissance Group which flew photo-recon aircraft from the airfield until early October when the unit moved into Central France. Afterward, the airfield was closed.[1][2]

Population

Montreuil
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Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962242—    
1968250+3.3%
1975255+2.0%
1982513+101.2%
1990513+0.0%
1999490−4.5%
2008512+4.5%

See also

References

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.


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