1 May 1915

United Kingdom
20 Apr 1916

United Kingdom
25 Jan 1942

United Kingdom
  • The 4,000-strong vanguard of the United States' commitment to the "Germany first" agreement arrived in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Belfast, Northern Ireland | AC]
12 May 1942

Photo(s) dated 12 May 1942
Men of US 1st Provisional Marine Battalion arriving at Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, 12 May 1942
27 Aug 1942

United Kingdom
  • The keel of carrier Glory was laid down by Harland and Wolff at Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Glory | Belfast, Northern Ireland | CPC]
27 Nov 1943

United Kingdom
  • Carrier Glory was launched at Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, sponsored by Lady Cynthia Brookes, wife of Prime Minister Basil Brookes of Northern Ireland. ww2dbase [Glory | Belfast, Northern Ireland | CPC]
14 May 1944

Photo(s) dated 14 May 1944
USS Nevada and USS Texas in Belfast Lough, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, 14 May 1944
19 May 1944

Photo(s) dated 19 May 1944
General Dwight Eisenhower making an inspection visit aboard the cruiser USS Quincy (Baltimore-class) at Belfast Lough, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, 19 May 1944. Rear Admiral Alan Kirk is behind him.

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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