Workers find WWII-era unexploded ordnance in Okinawa seabed
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — An unexploded bomb likely dropped by U.S. forces during World War II was safely removed Wednesday from Naha Military Port on Okinawa, according to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.
A private contractor dredging the seabed Tuesday morning discovered the 1,100-pound bomb in soil reclaimed for a second runway under construction at Naha Airport.
“The fuse [was] still intact when they found it in the dirt,” JMSDF spokesman Lt. Keisuke Araki told Stars and Stripes on Thursday.
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