Unexploded ordnance is secured to the seafloor after being removed from Naha Military Port, Okinawa, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. COURTESY OF JAPAN MARITIME SELF-DEFENSE FORCE
Unexploded ordnance is secured to the seafloor after being removed from Naha Military Port, Okinawa, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. COURTESY OF JAPAN MARITIME SELF-DEFENSE FORCE

Workers find WWII-era unexploded ordnance in Okinawa seabed

by Carlos M. Vazquez II and Aya Ichihashi
Stars and Stripes

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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