American forces in Rostrevor, Warrenpoint and South Down 1944

Discussion in 'US Units' started by John McCavitt, Mar 7, 2019.

  1. John McCavitt

    John McCavitt New Member

    I am researching American forces stationed in Rostrevor, Warrenpoint and South Down in 1944 prior to the invasion of France with a view to staging a 75th anniversary commemoration. Extraordinarily, US troops were stationed in Rostrevor House, built by the widow of Major General Ross whose army captured Washington in 1814, burning the White House and Capitol. (I recently co-authored a book on this topic). All info, pointers welcome about US troops stationed in this area during WWII. Also keen to locate sites of spent ammunition to try and pick up artefacts for use in a Men's Shed project.
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  2. John McCavitt

    John McCavitt New Member

    I know that the 5th Infantry Division, Red Diamond, were based in the area.
  3. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

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  4. ww2ni

    ww2ni Senior Member

    I Have some information on my website 'The Second World War in Northern Ireland' which you can see at
    If you go to the County Down Sections you may find some useful stuff.

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  5. Tim Havard

    Tim Havard Member

    I’ve had a look at your website this evening, I’ve never seen such an extensive history on one website, great work.

    Can I ask a question about a photo you have on the County Down Page 5 please? About 2/3 away down the page under the subtitle of “Second World War Camp at Kilbroney Park, Rostrevor“ you have two regimental photos with “thanks to Neil Henning”. Would you happen to have a better resolution of the photo of the British soldiers please? My Grandfather was in the 3rd Battalion Monmouthshire Regiment, and I’d love to know if that is a photo of his regiment. Thanks in advance.

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