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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]


 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, World II.
 
Location. 54° 35.818′ N, 5° 55.798′ W. Marker is in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Memorial 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. Monument is on the Belfast City Hall grounds. Touch for map. 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
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
(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. "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 entry (Submitted on May 14, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. "Attack, Attack, Attack" (USAMHI, 2010). U.S. Army entry (Submitted on May 14, 2019.) 

3. The Yanks are Coming. Irelandseve entry (Submitted on May 14, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Allied Commanders image. Click for full size.
By WW2 Signal Corps Photograph collection, U.S. Army, unknown
3. Allied Commanders
Allied Commanders: This image shows Lieutenant General H. E. Franklyn, commander of British troops in Northern Ireland (L) conferring with Major General Russell P. Hartle, commander of US Army Northern Ireland Force.
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
4. First U.S.A.E.F. Landed in This City 26 Jan 1942 Monument Rededication Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 14, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 14, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on January 24, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   4. submitted on May 14, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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