Donaghcloney, Co. Down during the Second World War

During the Second World War, Donaghcloney, Co. Down hosted black soldiers serving in the United States Army's segregated Battalions.

Donaghcloney

Co. Down

Northern Ireland

American Forces

The following American forces were based in the Co. Down village in 1944. If you have more information on exact bases, please get in touch.

Start Date End Date Unit
1st February 1944 6th May 1944 4049th Quartermaster Truck Company (XV Corps)
26th February 1944 29th April 1944 Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 563rd Quartermaster Battalion (XVCorps)

4049th Quartermaster Truck Company

4049th Quartermaster Truck Company served as part of United States Army XV Corps based in Northern Ireland in preparation for the Normandy Invasion on 1944.

563rd Quartermaster Battalion

Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 563rd Quartermaster Battalion was part of XV Corps, US Army when they arrived in Donaghcloney, Co. Down in 1944.

References

U.S. Army in Northern Ireland

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