Discover what was happening on this day in history during the Second World War in Northern Ireland, from troops movements, to plane crashes and royal visits.
January each year marks the anniversary of the arrival of the U.S. Army to the European Theater of Operations. The first contingent arrived in Belfast in 1942.
In February 1946, a group of young Holocaust survivors arrived in Northern Ireland, travelling onwards to the safe haven of the farm in Millisle, Co. Down.
In March 1942, press photographers documented members of the U.S. Army in downtime at barracks and the recovery of damaged Royal Air Force planes in Co. Down.
April 1941 brought the devastation and reality of war to Ulster as the Luftwaffe launched attacks on Belfast, Derry~Londonderry, Bangor, and Newtownards.
In May, we recall the tragic events of The Fire Raid of the Belfast Blitz that took place on 4th-5th May 1941, as well as the happier times of V.E. Day in 1945.
In June 1943, U.S. Army Major General Russell P. Hartle wrote from A.P.O. 305 responding to an invitation from the Ulster Kerry Blue Terrier Club in Belfast.
In July 1943, the Royal Air Force completed the handover of Toome Airfield to the United States Army Air Force who renamed the site U.S.A.A.F. Station 236.
In Northern Ireland, the weather turns colder and the days grow shorter in September. But that did not stop the ongoing training and toughening up of troops.
October during the Second World War in Northern Ireland saw soldiers help bring in harvests, royal visits, inspections, and more tough training for troops.
November 1942 saw Lieutenant Bainbridge and his War Office camera focus on soldiers of The Pioneer Corps and a possibly unique company of the Ulster Home Guard.