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First U.S.A.E.F. Landed in This City 26 Jan 1942

Second World War

 
 
First U.S.A.E.F. Landed in This City 26 Jan 1942 Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 12, 2019
1. First U.S.A.E.F. Landed in This City 26 Jan 1942 Monument
Inscription.  

[Title is text]

[US Army, US Marine Corps, US Navy Emblems]


 
Location. 54° 35.818′ N, 5° 55.798′ W. Marker is in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in County Antrim. Marker is at the intersection of Donegall Square North (Northern Ireland Route A1) and Donegall Place, on the right when traveling east on Donegall Square North. Touch for map. Monument is on the Belfast City Hall grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: Donegall Square North, Belfast, Northern Ireland BT1 5GS, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Joseph Magennis (a few steps from this marker); Welcome to the City Centre (a few steps from this marker); Belfast City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Donegall Square North (within shouting distance of this marker); William James Pirrie (within shouting distance of this marker); Donegall Place (within shouting distance of this marker); Titanic Memorial Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); "Titanic" Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belfast.
 
Regarding First U.S.A.E.F. Landed in This City 26 Jan 1942.
First U.S.A.E.F. Landed in This City 26 Jan 1942 Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 12, 2019
2. First U.S.A.E.F. Landed in This City 26 Jan 1942 Monument
Belfast City Hall in background
"U.S.A.E.F." is alternatively an abbreviation for "United States Army Expeditionary Forces" or "United States of America Expeditionary Forces," which harkens back to the "A.E.F." terminology of World War I.
 
Also see . . .
1. All Our Yesterdays: US Troops in Northern Ireland (Belfast Telegraph, 2013). (Submitted on May 14, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. "Attack, Attack, Attack" (USAMHI, 2010). (Submitted on May 14, 2019.)
3. The Yanks are Coming. (Submitted on May 14, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, World II
 
First U.S.A.E.F. Landed in This City 26 Jan 1942 Monument Rededication Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 12, 2019
3. First U.S.A.E.F. Landed in This City 26 Jan 1942 Monument Rededication Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 14, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 14, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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