Delavan police find, detonate old military artillery
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What was presumed to be a World War II-era military artillery round was found in a shed in Delavan and detonated by officers from the Delavan Police Department and the Kenosha Bomb Squad July 29. Photo via Facebook.
DELAVAN--Officers from the Delavan Police Department, assisted by the Kenosha Bomb Squad, detonated what appeared to be a World War II-era military artillery round discovered in a shed in the city of Delavan Sunday afternoon, according to a Fox6Now news report.
Officials say the device is probably an anti-aircraft or anti-tank artillery round dating back to World War II. The device measured about 30 inches long and 2 ½ inches in diameter.
The shell was found intact with the primer cap and fuse still in place, but little, if any, powder within, according to police.
Police said the shell was detonated in a remote area behind the Delavan City Garage on Richmond Road about 2:36 p.m.
Officials believe the bomb was a souvenir brought back from the war.