Aircraft bomb successfully defused in Grafenwoehr

By Gerald Morgenstern

Grafenwoehr, Germany — 75 kilos of explosive and steel caused excitement in Grafenwoehr, led to the deployment of the bomb squad and about 180 German and American emergency  responders. An excavator dug up a 150-lbs. U.S. aircraft bomb during construction work at the military railhead near Gate 3 on Neue Amberger Straße.

The German bomb squad defused the unexploded ordnance after the adjacent residential area and office buildings had been evacuated. It took the experts only 45 minutes to successfully remove the bomb’s concrete-piercing fuse, disarming it and allowing the police to announce and “all clear.” All who were involved thanked the emergency responders for their work, emphasizing the good German-American cooperation.

Photo Credit: Gerald Morgenstern

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