By Scott Edgar
13th April 2019
A GI Bride wedding at a Presbyterian church took place in secret between Private First Class Herbert Cooke and Miss Thelma Smith of Belfast, Co. Antrim.
10th March 2020
Boxing was popular in Northern Ireland before the outbreak of World War Two. Fighters like Rinty Monaghan became household names and troops went toe-to-toe.
20th March 2019
On 20th March 1943, three Belfast men received stab wounds in Donegall Street in the city after becoming involved in a fight with some American soldiers.
7th February 2020
Throughout the Second World War, Northern Ireland welcomed United States Army soldiers regardless of race. There was no colour bar in Ulster.
20th February 2019
On 21st February 1942, B Battery, 151st Field Artillery Battalion, 34th Infantry Division fired the first American shells in Europe during the Second World War.
4th October 2019
Private Lawrence McKenzie was found guilty of manslaughter following the killing of Minnie Martin in the gate lodge of Ballywillwill House, Co. Down.
25th September 2019
The village of Killycolpy, Co. Tyrone was the scene of the murder of Patricia Wylie on 25th September 1944. Readers may find details upsetting.
4th December 2019
On 4th December 1942, a black American serving in the U.S. Merchant Marine appeared in court in Belfast where he raised the issue of racism in the U.S. Army.
10th February 2020
At the invite of Reverend Wynne, members of the US Army visited Armagh Road Presbyterian Church on 2nd April 1944 for an evening of hymns and spirituals.