WWII bomb found and blown up in Frankfurt

Some 600 people have been evacuated from their homes in the old city of Frankfurt so specialists could remove a World War II-era bomb that was discovered in the Main River.

The German news agency dpa reported the bomb was defused, as planned, underwater on Sunday, which led to a loud detonation and a big water fountain on the river. Police told dpa “the bomb is no longer a danger.”
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I wouldn’t say this is real common anymore, but when I was stationed in Heilbronn back in the late 70s/early 80s, they found two bombs in 2 different incidents while doing construction downtown.

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4 Responses to WWII bomb found and blown up in Frankfurt

  1. SgtBob says:

    Found during a diving exercise. Herr Instructor, will this be on the test?

  2. kb says:

    I was about 13 around 1960 with my parents at a shooting event outside Liege and I found 2 undetonated handgrenades in the woods. Didn’t want to pick them up, so I told the club and they put them in a dirt bank and shot at them till nothing was left. Wars leave a lot of legacy items for civilians to deal with.

  3. Sabre22 says:

    i was there at the time time 78-81 and they were finding alot more then. i was always fascinated in the fact thet there were hidden weapons all over Germany as well.

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