US Air Force: WWII-era ordnance found in UK is largest haul on record

The 48th Civil Engineering Squadron in April recovered a total of 370 .50-caliber rounds from a construction site at the Royal Air Force (RAF) Lakenheath station, where construction on a new airport was set to begin. 

“This is the largest find we’ve seen on our records, according to the United States Air Force,” Staff Sgt. Foster Harvey told Fox News. He said the process started with recovering a few rounds that had been accidentally unearthed but rapidly expanded as engineers searched the surrounding area. 

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Foster Harvey, an explosive ordnance disposal technician with the 48th Civil Engineering Squadron, recovers .50 caliber rounds from a construction site at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 18th, 2021. After years underground, a total of 370 rounds were unearthed resulting in the largest amount of unexploded ordnance recovered from RAF Lakenheath on record by the EOD team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jacob Wood)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Foster Harvey, an explosive ordnance disposal technician with the 48th Civil Engineering Squadron, recovers .50 caliber rounds from a construction site at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 18th, 2021. After years underground, a total of 370 rounds were unearthed resulting in the largest amount of unexploded ordnance recovered from RAF Lakenheath on record by the EOD team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jacob Wood)

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