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January 26, 1942

Private Milburn Henke, presented to the press as the 'first' United States soldier to land in Northern Ireland, arrives at Dufferin Quay, Belfast, 26 January 1942 (Imperial War Museum: H 16847, photographer: Lieutenant Bainbridge)

Private Milburn Henke, presented to the press as the ‘first’ United States soldier to land in Northern Ireland, arrives at Dufferin Quay, Belfast, 26 January 1942 (Imperial War Museum: H 16847, photographer: Lieutenant Bainbridge)

80 Years Ago—Jan. 26, 1942: First US Army troops arrive in the United Kingdom as Convoy AT-10 carrying the 34th Infantry Division arrives in Belfast to relieve British troops.

US and Filipino forces withdraw to final defense line on the Bataan Peninsula, behind the Pilar-Bagac road.

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