On Sunday 4–5 May 1941, three weeks after the Easter Tuesday raid, Belfast suffered its third bombing raid. The area affected is show in the graphic below.

Around 1 am, Luftwaffe bombers flew over the city, concentrating their attack on the Harbour Estate and Queen’s Island. Nearby residential areas in east Belfast were also hit when 203 metric tonnes of high explosive bombs, 80 land mines attached to parachutes, and 800 firebomb canisters containing 96,000 incendiary bombs  were dropped.

Over 150 people lost their lives in what became known as the ‘Fire Blitz’.