Boy Recovers WWII Era Mortar While Magnet Fishing

Cambridge, United Kingdom A eleven year old boy magnet fishing at the city center waterway got the surprise of his life when he pulled up a mortar round. The boy was with his father and brother when the incident occurred. The father had the boys evacuate from the area as he called the police to report the find.

The police responded and cleared as they called an EOD unit from RAF Wittering for support. EOD responded and took several x-rays of the mortar before removing it from the area for proper disposal. The mortar was identified as a WWII era round (specific nomenclature not reported).

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Work Crew Finds UXO

Suffolk, Virginia Suffolk Fire and Rescue and the Suffolk Police Department responded to a report of an UXO in the 6900 block of Armstead Avenue. The item was found by a crew working in the area.

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Police closed Armstead Road while Navy EOD responded to the location to remove the item. The area where the UXO was found was reportedly part of the former Nansemond Ordnance Depot that was active during WWI and WWII.

Unexploded WW II Bombs Recovered From The Seabed

KoBobrzeg, Poland Police and Fire Fighters evacuated hundreds of people from a 1.5-mile radius as a bomb disposal team recovered several WWII era unexploded bombs from the Baltic Sea. The bombs were found in the close to shore where the water depth was approximately 5-feet.

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19,000 Evacuated After WWII Era UXO Find

Terni, Italy more than 11,000 people were evacuated when WWII era bombs were uncovered at a construction site. Police and the Civil Protection Department cleared the area as Italian Army EOD worked to move the 250-KG HE filled bomb (shown below) to a local quarry.

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Man Finds Ordnance In Garden and Drives it Fire Station

Monchengladbach, Germany A man working in his garden uncovered an old rusty ordnance item. Suspecting it could be dangerous, the man put the bomb in a cardboard box and drove down to his local fire station to ask officials how to dispose of the find.

Firefighters called the ordnance disposal service to the site to dispose of the hazard. The ordnance disposal team identified the item as a WWII era British incendiary bomb. The item was safely disposed of through a controlled demolition shot.

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Diver Reports UXO Sighting to Coast Guard

Piscataqua, New Hampshire The Coast Guard warned boaters and divers to stay away from an area known as Hart's Cove after a diver reported seeing a UXO item. The Coast Guard has also notified the New Hampshire Division of Ports and Harbors to assist in re-routing maritime traffic to avoid that area until EOD responds to investigate.

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Ordnance Used As Doorstop

Omaha, Nebraska EOD from the 155th Civil Engineer Squadron responded to a call from the Omaha Police Department's (OPD's) Bomb Squad after an old military ordnance was turned in on fireworks amnesty day. The day is offered to provide the opportunity for citizens to turn in illegal items such as weapons, fireworks, or military ordnance without penalty.

The 8-inch diameter projectile had no visible markings and luckily was not live. The bomb squad properly disposed of the munition which the prior owner had reportedly modified by welding two bars onto the side to use it as a door stop for his barn.

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