On 7th April 1941, Luftwaffe bombers departed for Northern Ireland for the first time. The series of 4 air raids over Ulster became known as the Belfast Blitz.
During April and May 1941, the Luftwaffe attacked the city of Belfast. In Co. Antrim, areas around Greencastle to the north of the city sustained damage.
During the Luftwaffe attacks on Northern Ireland in April and May 1941, bombs fell not only on Belfast but also the Co. Down towns of Bangor and Newtownards.