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Coordinates: 50°06′37″N 2°10′43″E / 50.11030°N 2.17855°E / 50.11030; 2.17855

Commune of Gorges

Location
Paris plan pointer b jms.svg
Map highlighting the commune of
Administration
Country France
Region Picardie
Department Somme
Arrondissement Amiens
Canton Bernaville
Intercommunality Bernavillois
Mayor Guy Delattre
(2001–2008)
Statistics
Elevation 95–147 m (310–480 ft)
(avg. 135 m/440 ft)
Land area1 4.87 km2 (1.88 sq mi)
Population2 43  (2006)
 - Density 9 /km2 (23 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 80381/ 80370
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population sans doubles comptes: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Gorges is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.

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Geography

Gorges is situated on the D933 road, some 20 miles (32 km) east of Abbeville.

Population

Population history
1896 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
126 62 70 53 44 42 47 43
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

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 16 August, the airfield was designated as "A-26", it was used by the 379th Bombardment Group which flew B-26 Marauder medium bombers until early September when the unit moved into Central France. Afterward, the airfield was closed.[1][2]

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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