World War 2

What impact did the Allied Army HQ have on Bristol England in the period before D-Day?

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December 17, 2014 7:32PM

The US 1st Army did have seggregated squaddies and the black squaddies did have a lot more freedom to 'socialise' with the local female population.There are GI Joes that are certainly the fathers of several Bristol inhabitants. GIs had much more money to lavish on the ladies and this did put the british Tommy's noise out of joint.What I'd like to know is did the US Army have any presence at all prior to October 1943? When did the Brislington barracks open?