On 31st January 1942, United States Army Northern Ireland Force conducted its first payday. Troops received British currency with £1 GBP equal to $4.035 USD.
From May 1942, elements of 1st Armored Division, nicknamed the Old Ironsides, were in Northern Ireland with a headquarters at Castlewellan Castle in Co. Down.
During the Second World War, 202nd Engineer Combat Battalion, U.S. Army was in Co. Armagh. Northern Ireland was a proving ground before the Normandy invasion.
2nd (Indianhead) Infantry Division, United States Army was one of several American divisions to deploy troops to Northern Ireland during the Second World War.
5th (Red Diamond) Infantry Division, United States Army - sometimes called the Red Devils - served in Northern Ireland during the Second World War.
Headquarters, United States Army Northern Ireland Force (U.S.A.N.I.F.), U.S. Army
Private Raymond A. Baker served in the United States Army during the Second World War. He was buried at Lisnabreeny American Military Cemetery, Belfast.