15th April

On the night of 15th April 1941, the Nazi Luftwaffe launched its largest raid over Northern Ireland bombing Belfast, Bangor, Derry, and Newtownards.

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Belfast Blitz: Bombs on Belfast City Centre

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6th February 2019

In April and May 1941, Luftwaffe bombs on Belfast City Centre tore the heart out of the industrial city in what would become known as the Belfast Blitz.

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Belfast Blitz: Bombs on East Belfast

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6th February 2019

Luftwaffe bombs on East Belfast fell on the industrial heart of the city and surrounding residential areas during the Belfast Blitz of April and May 1941.

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Belfast Blitz: Bombs on North Belfast

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6th February 2019

In the Belfast Blitz raids of 1941, Luftwaffe bombs on North Belfast caused widespread devastation and loss of life among both Protestants and Catholics.

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Belfast Blitz: Bombs on Bangor, Co. Down

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16th April 2018

During the Belfast Blitz of April 1941, Luftwaffe bombs fell on Bangor, Co. Down killing unsuspecting local residents of the seaside town in their homes.

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15th April 2018

Bombs on Derry/Londonderry, Newtownards, Co. Down, and Bangor, Co. Down fell on 15th April 1941 as Luftwaffe bomber squadrons attacked Northern Ireland.

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15th April 2017

On 15th-16th April 1941, the Luftwaffe dropped bombs on Newtownards Airfield, Co. Down killing 13 young soldiers of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.

Remembering the Fallen

William Thomas Browne

Sergeant | 527866

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

Frank Mundy Coombs

Able Seaman | D/JX 171434

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.

John McMillan Leishman

Sergeant

John McMillan Leishman was born in Falkirk, Scotland and served in the 153rd Infantry Brigade, 51st Highland Division. He later made his home in Belfast.

Gordon Elgin Vance

Flying Officer | J/24133

Flying Officer Gordon Elgin Vance (J/24133) was a pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He served with Royal Air Force 290 Squadron in Ballyhalbert.