Vierville-sur-Mer
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Vierville-sur-Mer
Vierville-sur-Mer
Dog White and Dog Red sectors on Omaha Beach
Dog White and Dog Red sectors on Omaha Beach
Coat of arms of Vierville-sur-Mer
Coat of arms
Location of Vierville-sur-Mer
Vierville-sur-Mer is located in France
Vierville-sur-Mer
Vierville-sur-Mer
Vierville-sur-Mer is located in Normandy
Vierville-sur-Mer
Vierville-sur-Mer
Coordinates: 49°22?30?N 0°54?14?W / 49.375°N 0.9039°W / 49.375; -0.9039Coordinates: 49°22?30?N 0°54?14?W / 49.375°N 0.9039°W / 49.375; -0.9039
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentCalvados
ArrondissementBayeux
CantonTrévières
IntercommunalityCC Isigny-Omaha Intercom
Government
 o Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Marie Oxéant
Area
1
6.41 km2 (2.47 sq mi)
Population
(2017-01-01)[1]
229
 o Density36/km2 (93/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 o Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
14745 /14710
Elevation0-62 m (0-203 ft)
(avg. 46 m or 151 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Vierville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.

History

World War II

Black soldiers tracking a sniper Omaha Beachhead, near Vierville-sur-Mer, France. 10 June 1944
Honor guard with the flag and a bugler during a mass at the site of the first temporary cemetery in Vierville, June 10, 1944.

On 6 June 1944 (D-Day), the U.S. Army's 116th Infantry Regiment of the 29th Infantry Division, along with the 5th Ranger Battalion, and A, B, and C Companies of the 2nd Ranger Battalion landed on Dog Green, Dog White, Dog Red, and Easy Green sectors of Omaha Beach, below Vierville-sur-Mer, starting at 6.30 am.

Population

See also

References

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 2020.

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