17th May

General Eisenhower, the Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces in Great Britain landed at Greencastle Airfield, Co. Down on 17th May 1944.

Airmen of RAF 86 Squadron

On 17th May 1942, Ulstermen were among the crews of RAF 86 Squadron and RAF 42 Squadron who set off to carry out a strike on German Cruiser Prinz Eugen.

William Columba Boyle

Flight Sergeant | 651585

Flight Sergeant William Columba Boyle of Belfast died on 17th May 1942 while attacking the Cruiser Prinz Eugen with RAF 86 Squadron off the coast of Norway.

Cyril Johnson Crozier

Flight Sergeant | 1061583

Flight Sergeant Cyril Johnson Crozier of Derry/Londonderry died on 17th May 1942 attacking a German Cruiser with RAF 86 Squadron off the coast of Norway.

John Acheson Esler DFC

Flying Officer | 64903

Flying Officer John Acheson Esler DFC of Ballymena, Co. Antrim died on 17th May 1942 on a mission off the Norwegian coast with Royal Air Force 86 Squadron.