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Lisnabreeny American Military Cemetery

Cemetery

Detailed history

Lisnabreeny American Military Cemetery, near Belfast was one of three temporary cemeteries for fallen American personnel during the Second World War.

148 servicemen were buried there, until 1948 when the cemetery was officially closed. With the exception of those who's families opted for repatriation, the remains of the fallen were transferred to Cambridge American Cemetery in Madingley.

In 2013 the site was re-opened as a memorial garden. A granite stone commemorates the names of the 148 fallen who were once buried there.

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Connections

People

  • Mario Agnese

    Military | Sergeant | Engineer | 27th Air Transport Group
    Crashed shortly after take off due to the mechanical failure of an engine on local flight on 4 Mar 1944 in B-26C #41-34893. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Robert Allen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    2nd Lieutenant Robert N. Allen was born on January 5, 1918, the son of Ola DeLong Allen. He was married to Mary Elizabeth Allen. His hometown was Latham, New York. ...

  • Henri Beall

    Military | Major | Passenger | 27th Air Transport Group
    Crashed shortly after take off due to the mechanical failure of an engine on local flight on 4 Mar 1944 in B-26C #41-34893. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Wilbur Brewer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Armorer; Gunner | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Plane B-17 #42-97842went down at Cave Hill, Belfast, Northern Island on 1 June 1944 Plane was on its way from Gander, crew going to 306th BG/DNB

  • Clyde Custer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bomber pilot
    Assigned to 3rd Combat Crew Replacement Center, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) short navigational flight out of Toome, Nth Ireland in B-26B 41-18072 when it crashed in an Antrim hills peat bog, tail first. Killed non Operational (KNO). Awards: PH.

  • Anthony Destefano

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier / Navigator
    Assigned to 3rd Combat Crew Replacement Center, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) short navigational flight out of Toome, Nth Ireland in B-26B 41-18072 when it crashed in an Antrim hills peat bog, tail first. Killed non Operational (KNO). Awards: PH.

  • Ronald Dorrington

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 27th Air Transport Group
    Had Completed 36 missions with th 381st BG. KIA. B-24J #42-50762 'Flassie' struck high ground SW of Ramsey, Isle of Man. Dorrington. R. Crew. Completed 36 missions.

  • Hans Erickson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer
    Assigned to 3rd Combat Crew Replacement Center, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) short navigational flight out of Toome, Nth Ireland in B-26B 41-18072 when it crashed in an Antrim hills peat bog, tail first. Killed non Operational (KNO). Awards: PH.

  • Ivan Ervin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 479th Fighter Group

  • Vincent Filippone

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Assigned to 3rd Combat Crew Replacement Center, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) short navigational flight out of Toome, Nth Ireland in B-26B 41-18072 when it crashed in an Antrim hills peat bog, tail first. Killed non Operational (KNO). Awards: PH.

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Buried or commemorated

  • Clyde Custer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bomber pilot
    Assigned to 3rd Combat Crew Replacement Center, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) short navigational flight out of Toome, Nth Ireland in B-26B 41-18072 when it crashed in an Antrim hills peat bog, tail first. Killed non Operational (KNO). Awards: PH.

  • Anthony Destefano

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier / Navigator
    Assigned to 3rd Combat Crew Replacement Center, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) short navigational flight out of Toome, Nth Ireland in B-26B 41-18072 when it crashed in an Antrim hills peat bog, tail first. Killed non Operational (KNO). Awards: PH.

  • Hans Erickson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer
    Assigned to 3rd Combat Crew Replacement Center, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) short navigational flight out of Toome, Nth Ireland in B-26B 41-18072 when it crashed in an Antrim hills peat bog, tail first. Killed non Operational (KNO). Awards: PH.

  • Vincent Filippone

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Assigned to 3rd Combat Crew Replacement Center, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) short navigational flight out of Toome, Nth Ireland in B-26B 41-18072 when it crashed in an Antrim hills peat bog, tail first. Killed non Operational (KNO). Awards: PH.

  • Robert Kist

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Assigned to 3rd Combat Crew Replacement Center, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) short navigational flight out of Toome, Nth Ireland in B-26B 41-18072 when it crashed in an Antrim hills peat bog, tail first. Killed non Operational (KNO). Awards: PH.

  • Silvester LaTorre

    Military | Corporal | Gunner
    Assigned to 3rd Combat Crew Replacement Center, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) short navigational flight out of Toome, Nth Ireland in B-26B 41-18072 when it crashed in an Antrim hills peat bog, tail first. Killed non Operational (KNO). Awards: PH.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 January 2016 14:39:09 Emily Created entry with name, known as, latitude, longitude, history and person associations
Sources

Lisnabreeny American Military Cemetery Official Website

List of the fallen previously buried and commemorated at Lisnabreeny American Military Cemetery

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