October

Remembering the fallen and events that occurred during the month of October throughout the years of the Second World War in Northern Ireland.

1st October

On 1st October 1943, a Royal Ulster Constabulary officer died having been shot during a robbery at Ross' Spinning Mill, Odessa Street, Belfast.

2nd October

On 2nd October 1942, H.M.S. Curacoa sank off the coast of Northern Ireland after colliding with the troop-carrying Cunard Liner Queen Mary.

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3rd October

On 3rd October 1942, a total of 8 American airmen died on Slieveanorra Mountain, Co. Antrim when their B-17 Flying Fortress came down en route from Canada.

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4th October

On 4th October, we remember those from Northern Ireland who served in the Second World War and died in far flung fields from the USA to the Far East.

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5th October

On 5th October 1943, Polish Pilot Henryk Andrzej Flegier died when Supermarine Spitfire BL922 PK-I crashed close to Ballyhalbert, Co. Down.

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6th October

On 6th October 1944, a Belfast Telegraph photographer captured the view on Bedford Street showing a glimpse of wartime life in Belfast city.

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7th October

On 7th October 1943, a War Office photographer visited a Munitions Factory in Northern Ireland along with an Army Demonstration Gun Team.

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8th October

On 8th October 1999, Belfast City Council unveiled a stone memorial to Leading Seaman James Magennis V.C. in the grounds of Belfast City Hall.

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9th October

On 9th October 1943, Flight Sergeant Lojek walked away from the wreckage of Supermarine Spitfire BM144 near the town of Bangor, Co. Down.

10th October

On 10th October, we remember an airman from New Zealand who died in Co. Tyrone and a church organist killed in the blackout in Co. Armagh.

11th October

Remembering men and women with connections to Northern Ireland who lost their lives on 11th October from Ballymena to Belgium, to Burma.

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12th October

On 12th October 1940, several civilians with connections to Northern Ireland died when the Luftwaffe bombed London, Coventry, and other cities.

13th October

On 13th October 1942, Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal arrived in Northern Ireland to begin a 4-day visit to medical and military facilities.

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14th October

On 14th October 1942, Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal continued her visit to Ulster with stops at Palace Barracks and Wallace Park.

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15th October

On 15th October 1941, Lieutenant-General H.E. Franklyn inspected 1st Battalion The Green Howards at St. Lucia Barracks, Omagh, Co. Tyrone.

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16th October

On 16th October 1940, Lockheed Hudson T9328 crashed on Slieveanee Mountain, Co. Antrim. Some crew members are buried in nearby Killead.

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17th October

On 17th October 1941, 208th Anti-Tank Battery, Royal Artillery took part in a training exercise around Lislap and Gortin, Co. Tyrone.

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18th October

On 18th October 1942 Avro Anson N5372 crashed near Ballycastle, Co. Antrim killing a leading Polish Airman, a crew member and a civilian.

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19th October

On 19th October 1943, a photographer captured images of some crew members on Corvette H.M.C.S. Chambly as it docked in Derry/Londonderry.

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20th October

On 20th October 1941, Lieutenant J.R. Bainbridge photographed the Royal Engineers' Inland Water Transport on Lough Neagh in Northern Ireland.

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21st October

On 21st October 1941, Lieutenant J.R. Bainbridge visited an A.T.S. Barracks in Northern Ireland to photograph Staff Sergeant Major Twist.

22nd October

On 22nd October 1941, Joseph Herbert Withers died as a result of an accident when an explosion detonated on farmland in rural Co. Armagh.

23rd October

Remembering those with connections to Ulster and Northern Ireland who lost their lives on 23rd October throughout the Second World War.

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24th October

On 24th October 1937, a member of the Royal Ulster Rifles died during a highly controversial attack on an International Settlement in Shanghai.

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25th October

On 25th October we remember those in or from Northern Ireland who died during the Second World War on this day in history between 1939 and 1945.

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26th October

On 26th October 1941, RAF 504 Squadron arrived at RAF Balyhalbert, Co. Down damaging 7 of their Hawker Hurricanes while landing in strong crosswinds.

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27th October

Each 27th October at WartimeNI, we remember those who gave their lives throughout the Second World War on that date between 1939 and the war's end in 1945.

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28th October

On 28th October 1943, 2nd Battalion London Irish Rifles launched an attack on the Italian hilltop town of San-Salvo. Four Ulster men died in the battle.

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29th October

On 29th October 1940, James Craig, Lord Craigavon, the Unionist Prime Minister of Northern Ireland gave what was to be his final parliamentry speech.

30th October

Remembering those who served in the Second World War with connections to Northern Ireland who died on 30th October throughout history.

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31st October

31st October 1940 marked the official end of what Churchill called The Battle Of Britain. Many of the airmen and ground crew came from Northern Ireland.