Belfast Blitz: The German Reaction
12th August 2019
The German reaction to the Belfast Blitz was one of great joy among the Luftwaffe pilots but Nazi officials were careful not to provoke American military.
Luftwaffe Junkers shot down over Ardglass, Co. Down
5th May 2019
Squadron Leader JWC Simpson of RAF 245 Squadron shot down a Junkers over Ardglass, Co. Down during The Fire Raid of the Belfast Blitz on 6th May 1941.
Thomas William Bleakley
Civilian Thomas William Bleakley was a joiner from Thorndyke Street, East Belfast, Co. Down. He died in an air raid shelter on the night of 15th April 1941.
William Thomas Browne
Royal Air Force Sergeant William Thomas Browne died alongside his mother when the Luftwaffe launched a devastating raid on the city of Belfast, Co. Antrim.
Frank Mundy Coombs
Artist, architect, and art dealer Frank Mundy Coombs joined the Royal Navy in World War Two and died on 15th April 1941 when the Luftwaffe attacked Belfast.
Joseph Lambert served in the Royal Irish Rifles during World War One. He died on 8th April 1941 as a result of injuries sustained in the Belfast Blitz.
John Cameron Patience
John Cameron Patience died on 8th April 1941 aged 60 years old as Luftwaffe planes attacked Harland and Wolff Shipyard on Queen's Road, Belfast, Co. Down.
William Martin Pollock
William Martin Pollock was a Firewatcher at ARP Post 622 in Belfast Docks, Co. Antrim when the Luftwaffe first attacked Belfast city on 7th-8th April 1941.