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1,000-pound World War II-era bomb unearthed at airport, prompting evacuations

via Hernando County Sheriff
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A 1,000-pound World War II-era bomb was discovered at a regional airport in Florida during construction work.

The area was evacuated until authorities confirmed the bomb was inert.

The bomb squad determined it was safe, and a team from MacDill Air Force Base was sent to dispose of it.

The bomb is a Mark 65 general-purpose bomb, historically used in World War II for blasting reinforced targets.

Dr. Angie Zambek, an associate professor of history at UNC Wilmington said, “The bomb itself was an unguided gravity bomb.”

“It was essentially just TNT in metal casing,” she added.

The airport was a former training site for World War II bombers.

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