United States Army Air Force

Cessna UC-78 Bobcat 42-58314 crash at Carntogher, Co. Londonderry

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4th September 2019

On 4th September 1943, a Cessna UC-78 Bobcat utility plane came down on The Old Coach Road at Carntogher, Co. Londonderry killing all 3 of those on board.

Dale Lasselle at Football Training

Dale Lasselle

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Captain Dale Lasselle of Portland, Oregon died on 3rd October 1942 when USAAF B17 bomber 41-24451 came down on Slieveanorra Mountain, Co. Antrim.

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De Havilland Mosquito NS557 crash at Langford Lodge, Co. Antrim

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6th August 2018

On 6th August 1944, United States Army Air Force 2nd Lieutenant James E Matuska crash landed De Havilland Mosquito NS557 at RAF Langford Lodge, Co. Antrim.

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First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt in Northern Ireland

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10th November 2017

10th November 1942 marked the arrival of US First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt in Northern Ireland. She carried out a whirlwind 2-day tour of Belfast and Derry.

George Clayton Wassell

Captain

Captain George Clayton Wassell died on 3rd October 1942 when USAAF B17 bomber 41-24451 came down on Slieveanorra Mountain, Co. Antrim on a transit flight.

Major Glenn Miller

Glenn Miller

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The plane carrying the big-band musician Cpt Glenn Miller disappeared over a stormy English Channel on 15th December 1944 just months before the war's end.

John A McLean

1st Lieutenant | 0435967

1st Lieutenant John A McLean died on 3rd October 1942 when USAAF B17 bomber 41-24451 came down on Slieveanorra Mountain, Co. Antrim on a ferry flight.

John Gibson

Corporal

Corporal John Gibson of Duluth, Minnesota died on 3rd October 1942 when USAAF B17 bomber 41-24451 came down on Slieveanorra Mountain, Co. Antrim.

Justin C Hamblin

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Private Justin C Hamblin died on 3rd October 1942 when USAAF B17 bomber 41-24451 came down on Slieveanorra Mountain, Co. Antrim on a ferry flight to Ulster.