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Children Find World War II Practice Bomb in Boca Raton Backyard

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    Kids Find WWII Practice Bomb in Boca Raton Field

    The item will be turned over the a group preserving artifacts found across South Florida.

    (Published Wednesday, June 12, 2019)

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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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