I recall Bob posting years ago about USA trucks passing the central school heading up Church Road.
I knew there were Canadian and American troops at Seaforth Barracks at one time during WWII.
Several Canadian soldiers were awarded bravery awards for their rescue work during the Blitz on Litherland and Seaforth.
A summary from my research:
There were two camps at Deyes Lane and Poverty Lane as you mentioned.
They were USA supply depots opened in 1943 and manned by the 490th/494th Port Battalions of black Americans working on the docks unloading supplies for the American forces stationed in the UK and the build-up to D-Day.
They moved to Manchester, then Wales, and were there until moving to the south coast for the build-up for D-Day.
They landed on Omaha/Utah Beach on D-Day 6th June 1944.
During the Battle of the Bulge, some of the port company men volunteered to leave the 490th and join the first integrated combat infantry units.
They returned to the US in September 1945.
The battalion was awarded the French Croix de Guerre with palm. 490th/494th Port Battalions men received the bronze arrowhead for its part in the D-Day invasion and two campaign stars for Normandy and Northern France.
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