World War II Practice Bomb Found in Boca Raton Backyard

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  • The item will soon be put on display at the Boca Raton Historical Society.

A group of children made quite the discovery while playing in a Boca Raton backyard last week: a practice bomb from World War II.

NBC affiliate WPTV-TV said the children were playing on Friday when they came upon a device that was labeled “practice bomb” on it. The mother of one child contacted police.

Police Chief Dan Alexander says bomb squad officials determined it was a AN MK-43 practice bomb that was likely from a former air field in the city that was used during the war.

The item will soon be put on display at the Boca Raton Historical Society.

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