26th January in wartime Northern Ireland

On 26th January 1942, the first elements of the United States Army arrived in Northern Ireland, beginning their time in the European Theatre of Operations.

The First Anniversary

On 26th January 1943, the Duke of Abercorn (Governor of Northern Ireland) unveiled a commemorative stone that still stands in the grounds of City Hall, Belfast.

Secretary of State for War in Ulster

On 26th January 1943, Right Honourable Sir James Grigg K.C.B., K.C.S.I, P.C. (Secretary of State for War) continued a short visit to Northern Ireland's army bases.

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