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Japanese mortar shell found in St Louis area


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15 hours ago, Quillback said:

Must be the long range version.  Woman was scraping it off with a knife.  But who the heck expects to find a Japanese mortar shell when digging in their garden?

Missouri couple discovers live World War II era Japanese bomb in their yard (nbcnews.com)

It was probably carried there. But still thinking of someone carrying it on a Ship, Bus and then letting it get out of sight.

Someone was either dumb or had one heck of a set.

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16 hours ago, Quillback said:

Must be the long range version.  Woman was scraping it off with a knife.  But who the heck expects to find a Japanese mortar shell when digging in their garden?

Missouri couple discovers live World War II era Japanese bomb in their yard (nbcnews.com)

Used to hunt a spot in PA that was used as mortar range in the 40's. I have found cases and one whole shell while out hunting that area back in the 90's. I know that they closed it off in the 20's to try and clear that area. It still may be closed if they found it easier to just keep people out instead of sweeping out the oridinace. 

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