Mystery Object

Your comments about life in Bures during the Second World War. Can you recall anything about the USAAF Bomb Dumps ? New web site launched November 2009
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alan
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Mystery Object

Post by alan » Sun Jul 29, 2007 7:59 am

These steel containers can be found on farmland around Bures. They are currently used as water troughs. The general opinion is they were left behind by the USAAF after the war.
They may have been ammunition storage boxes but this is just a guess.

The top is obviously missing and would have been fixed in place by the multitude of holes in the base.
Any idea what they were used for ?
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Post by Denis » Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:36 am

hi i have put it on an aviation webb site denis

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Post by Denis » Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:14 am

I JUST HAD A THOUGHT COULD IT BE FOR A NORDON BOMB SIGHT DENIS

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Post by alan » Sat Mar 15, 2008 7:23 pm

Denis
You have lost me, whats a NORDON BOMB SIGHT ??

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Post by Denis » Sat Mar 15, 2008 7:29 pm

hi its the bomb sight for bombers to drop there bombs it may be the case it would have been before putting it in the bomber remember menthis bell when he could not see the target. denis

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Post by alan » Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:09 pm

Denis
All understood.
I have seen these metal cases around here on two farms - both using them as water troughs for horses.
No markings whatsoever, but they invariably come from the WW2 era

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Post by Denis » Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:28 am

hi thanks trying to get in touch with usaf in usa i will get to the bottom of this i am from bures grandfather i dont think it was for ammo its to small i am trying to find if it was for a delicate itam denis deaves cardiff

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