The Docks Raid
Luftwaffe bombs fell on the McCue, Dick and Co. timber yard during the Belfast Blitz. The incendiary and high-explosive devices caused severe damage on 7th-8th April 1941 during The Docks Raid.
The Auxiliary Fire Service worked through the night to bring the fire under control. A parachute mine exploded, damaging a building in the timber yard and killing 2 firefighters. Archibald McDonald of Dundonald and Brice Harkness of Cookstown were among the earliest victims of the Belfast Blitz.