|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 27 Jul 2017 21:28:22 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS: "WWII pilots used North Carolina waters for target practice"|
WWII pilots used North Carolina waters for target practice. Now their bombs are washing ashore. By Thomas Gibbons-Neff Washington Post (DC) July 27, 2017 The sudden appearance of two large, rusty and barnacle-encrusted World War II-era munitions on the beaches of Cape Hatteras, N.C., this summer have puzzled the area’s park rangers and local historians. “We haven’t had these in the past,” said Boone Vandzura, the chief ranger of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, a 70-mile stretch of sand and surf that spans from Bodie Island to the tiny hamlet of Ocracoke. Vandzura said he believed it had been more than a decade since an unexploded munition appeared on the Cape’s shores. But within a week this month, Vandzura received reports of two aging pieces of ordnance. The first — identified by the Navy as a World War II-era bomb — was called in on July 14, while the second, a M38A practice bomb, also from World War II, was found 12 miles south of the first find on July 18. In both instances, a Navy bomb disposal team from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 2, drove down from Norfolk, Va and got rid of the munitions. … For the entire article, see https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2017/07/27/wwii-pilots-used-north-carolina-waters-for-target-practice-now-their-bombs-are-washing-ashore/?utm_term=.74e479749dae -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042 Voice/Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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