2 Jun 1940

  • US ship President Roosevelt departed Galway, Ireland with 720 American citizens fleeing the European war zone. ww2dbase [Galway | CPC]
15 Jun 1940

  • US passenger liner Washington embarked an additional 852 American citizens and set sail from Galway, Ireland for New York, United States. She now carried a total of 1,872 passengers. ww2dbase [Galway | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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