Today, not much remains to suggest that Orangefield Park was once a hive of wartime activity. The US Army was based here and the land also held German POWs.
Bessbrook is a small village in Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland. It lies around three miles north-west of Newry on the main route between Belfast and Dublin.
Most people know about the Belfast Blitz. Many also know the Luftwaffe dropped bombs on Bangor in April '41 but this was not the town's first aerial attack.
Robert Greer served with the Royal Marines during World War Two. He died off the coast of Belgium on 2nd November 1944 during the Battle of Walcheren.
Edward Weir, the son of a Scottish rivetter in Belfast's shipyards, died on 14th January 1947 after treatment in the UVF Hospital, Upper Galwally, Belfast.
Able Seaman Francis Martin McGirr from Belfast, Co. Antrim died on 11th January 1942 on board HM Hospital Ship Vasna while serving in the Royal Navy.
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