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.


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 DateEnd DateUnit
1st February 19446th May 19444049th Quartermaster Truck Company (XV Corps)
26th February 194429th April 1944Headquarters 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.