8th April in wartime Northern Ireland

On 8th April 1941, Belfast awoke to the destruction caused by a small raid of Luftwaffe bombers in what became known as the Docks Raid of the Belfast Blitz.

A small force of enemy bombers, one of which was shot down over the sea by our night fighters and blew up in mid-air, attacked an area in Northern Ireland and caused some damage to industrial, commercial, and other property. Some casualties were unfortunately caused. Further details will be issued later in the day.

Casualties of the Belfast Blitz

Commonwealth War Graves casualty lists give 8th April 1941 as the date of death of the following.

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