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Cardonville is located in France
Coordinates: 49°20′42″N 1°03′52″W / 49.3451°N 1.0644°W / 49.3451; -1.0644Coordinates: 49°20′42″N 1°03′52″W / 49.3451°N 1.0644°W / 49.3451; -1.0644
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Bayeux
Canton Trévières
Intercommunality CC Isigny-Omaha Intercom
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Chantal Faudemer
Area1 3.29 km2 (1.27 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 100
 • Density 30/km2 (79/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 14136 /14230
Elevation 13–38 m (43–125 ft)
(avg. 25 m or 82 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Cardonville is a commune in the Calvados department and Normandy region of north-western France.


World War II[edit]

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.[1][2]


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 84 —    
1968 82 −2.4%
1975 79 −3.7%
1982 66 −16.5%
1990 62 −6.1%
1999 78 +25.8%
2005 98 +25.6%
2014 100 +2.0%

See also[edit]


  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.