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Map showing Ashbrooke House, Brookeborough, Co. Fermanagh

Ashbrooke House, Brookeborough, Co. Fermanagh

45 Stonepark Road, Brookeborough, Co. Fermanagh

Ashbrooke House near Brookeborough, Co. Fermanagh was home to 1st Battalion, 135th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division of the US Army in 1942.

Map showing Ashley Gardens, Bangor, Co. Down

Ashley Gardens, Bangor, Co. Down

Bangor, Co. Down

Ashley Gardens, Bangor, Co. Down took a direct hit from a Luftwaffe bomb as the Nazi air force launched the Belfast Blitz on Easter Monday and Tuesday 1941.

August Kreinbring

Stabsgefreiter | B4246

Stabsgefreiter or Lance Corporal August Kreinbring served in the German Wehrmacht during the war. He was born in Bulzenow in Germany on 17th November 1915.

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Auxiliary Fire Service in Northern Ireland

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2nd March 2018

The Auxiliary Fire Service formed across the UK in 1938 as a response to the threat from the Luftwaffe. The AFS was invaluable to Belfast in the 1941 blitz.

Avro Anson LV153 crash in the Sperrin Mountains, Co. Tyrone

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6th March 2018

On 6th March 1945, Avro Anson LV153 crashed at Mullaclogha Mountain in the Sperrin Mountains, Co. Tyrone killing 4 of the 5 crew members from the RAF.

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B17 41-24451 crash on Slieveanorra, Co. Antrim

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7th March 2018

On 2nd October 1942, American Flying Fortress B17 41-24451 took off from Gander, Newfoundland. The rookie crew would crash on Slieveanorra, Co. Antrim.

Map showing Ballyhalbert Airfield, Ballyhalbert, Co. Down

Ballyhalbert Airfield, Ballyhalbert, Co. Down

1-5 Woodlark Link, Ballyhalbert, Co. Down

Ballyhalbert airfield operated as RAF Ballyhalbert, RNAS Ballyhalbert, and HMS Corncrake throughout World War Two between 1941 and its closure in mid-1946.

Map showing Ballyholme Bay, Bangor, Co. Down

Ballyholme Bay, Bangor, Co. Down

Seacliff Road, Bangor, Co. Down

In 1944, Ballyholme Bay in Bangor was a hive of activity. Shipyards carried out work for the Admiralty and US Navy landing ship craft beached off the shore.

Map showing Ballymena Town Hall, Ballymena, Co. Antrim

Ballymena Town Hall, Ballymena, Co. Antrim

1-29 Bridge Street, Ballymena, Co. Antrim

The Town Hall, Ballymena, Co. Antrim has stood at its present site since 1924. During World War Two, troops of the Belgian Army based nearby came to dance.