WWII Era Bomb Found Behind Gas Station

Cologne, Germany Over 1,000 people were evacuated from their homes after a WWII era bomb was found behind a gas station. The UXO, identified as a U.S. 500 pound bomb was found during excavation work in the southern suburb of Cologne-Poll.

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Ordnance Found in Busy Park

Hyde Park, United Kingdom A WWII era mortar round found in Hyde Park's Serpentine Lake caused one of London's busiest parks to be temporarily evacuated. The ordnance was reportedly partially submerged was eventually identified an inert WWII era training round. Bomb disposal personnel searched portions of the Lake near the find to ensure no other ordnance was in the area.

Magnet Fishing Yields WWII Era Mortar

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom A 22 year old man magnet fishing in the River Severn pulled up a WWII era mortar round. Recognizing that the find was potentially dangerous, the man quickly backed away and called the police.

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Man Digs Up Mortars in Garden

Norfolk, United Kingdom A man working in his garden in Burgh Castle uncovered what he suspected was scrap metal. The man showed the find to his neighbor who also found similar items on his property. The idea of taking the items to the recycling facility was quickly abandoned after the neighbor became concerned over the items.

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Thousands Evacuated As Render Safe Operation Conducted

Brandenburg, Germany Nearly 3,000 residents had to be evacuated and nearby roads closed as a bomb disposal team performed a render safe operation on a WWII era 250-kg bomb. The UXO, identified as a U.S. bomb, was discovered during a pre-construction survey of the area.

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Runway Temporarily Closed Due to UXO

Tokyo, Japan A runway at the Narita International Airport was temporarily closed after construction workers uncovered a UXO near runway-A. Police and a bomb disposal team responded to safely remove the UXO  reported as a WWII era ordnance (specific type not reported).

Teen Brings Home a "Bomb Shell"

Duxford, United Kingdom Police responded to a home in Duxford after a report that a teenager had found and brought home a WWII munition. The item was identified as a vintage 6-pound solid shot shell. Cambridgeshire police cordoned off the area bomb disposal team from Colchester Troop, 621 Squadron, 11 EOD Regiment Royal Logistic Corps could recover the munition for safe disposal.

UXO Found At Golf Course Construction Site

Herne Bay, United Kingdom Constructions workers working on a project at the old Herne Bay Golf Club uncovered a munition item. The crew called the police to report the find and the police called an Army EOD unit for assistance.

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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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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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