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The first troops of the United States Army to enter the European Theatre of Operations landed at Dufferin Dock, Belfast, Co. Antrim on 26th January 1942.

US Army violence in Antrim, Co. Antrim

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30th September 2019

An outburst of US Army violence occurred in Co. Antrim in September 1942 when white troops and black soldiers clashed causing the death of an American GI.

The murder of Edward Clenaghan in Aghalee, Co. Antrim

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1st September 2019

The murder of Edward Clenaghan took place in September 1942 after he left to complain about the drunk and disorderly behaviour of two American soldiers.

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US Army: A Pocket Guide to Northern Ireland

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24th June 2019

During World War Two, the United States Army issued a pocket guide to Northern Ireland to help troops settle in to life in Ulster as they prepared for war.

The shooting of Albert Rodden in Limavady, Co. Londonderry

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17th April 2019

The shooting of Albert Rodden on 17th April 1942 was a tragic accident involving a US Army convoy and the mis-firing machine gun of Sergeant WV Clipsham.

Albert Rodden

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NIRTB Bus driver Albert Rodden from Dungiven, Co. Londonderry died in a tragic accident involving vehicles from a US Army convoy on 17th April 1942.

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The first GI Bride wedding in Northern Ireland

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13th April 2019

The first GI Bride wedding in Northern Ireland took place in secret between Private First Class Herbert Cooke and Miss Thelma Smith of Belfast, Co. Antrim.

Civilians stabbed in Donegall Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim

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20th March 2019

On 20th March 1943, 3 Belfast men were stabbed in Donegall Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim after becoming involved in a fight with some American soldiers.

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The first and last rounds of B Battery, 151st Field Artillery Battalion

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20th February 2019

On 21st February 1942, B Battery, 151st Field Artillery Battalion, 34th Infantry Division fired the first American shells in Europe during World War Two.

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British Pathé – Atlantic Crossings Make History (1942)