The U.S. Army arrived in Northern Ireland in 1942 along with the American Navy and Air Force. They joined servicemen already here from the rest of the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Holland, New Zealand and Poland who were training for war and were later joined by soldiers of the Belgian Army.
ALL of them have left us places to visit and ALL are represented in this website.
My intention is that my website can become a reference as to what has been left behind. - The Corsair Aircraft shown here can be seen near Ballykelly Airfield.
Both the Royal Berkshire Regiment and Royal Ulster Rifles have left their mark as well as the Jewish Children who were rescued from the Nazi's and came to Northern Ireland.
I hope that both tourists and locals alike who have an interest in the involvement of Northern Ireland in the Second World War find this information beneficial.
Do not be surprised if, when looking around some graves in the Belfast area, you see the wording "Killed By Enemy Action" as shown above.
Above are 'Then and Now' photographs of soldiers from Company L of the 168th Infantry marching back to their quarters following a lecture at Portrush Town Hall. (Thanks to After The Battle Magazine for the Picture)
Throughout the website I show all the locations connected to the Second World War which can be found in Northern Ireland. - Please take the time to look around the website as it is intended as a Guide and you will find a number of separate entries regarding places which may be in close proximity.
Left is the insignia of 654th Tank Destroyer Battalion which is painted on a wall in the old Coach House at The Argory in County Armagh.
The large gun shown above is at Grey Point Fort with the Pillbox at Donaghadee and the Control Tower is at the old Langford Lodge Airfield, County Antrim.
Remember you are in Northern Ireland where sunshine can be considered something of a bonus, see below! Summer here when the rain is warmer!
Above you can see the "Coastal Command Gremlin" which lives in Limavady.
Be aware of your surroundings as the terrain may be difficult. Wear robust walking boots and dont forget your camera!
***This is my Hobby and not a business and I receive no financial reward.***
It is not a rigid historical record but is intended as an Information Resource and has been designed to give you a taste of what can be found, or perhaps answer a few questions regarding your discovery!
Please visit regularly as this website is constantly being updated.
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Take only enjoyment, Leave only footprints and always remember those who answered the call and never returned.