World War II bombs found on building site

A bulldozer working on a building site in the town centre discovered two 15kg incendiary bombs on Wednesday morning (2nd April, 2014).  One of them so damaged so badly, that a substance leaked out of it, that turned into a light-coloured smoke on contact with the air.

The building site and surrounding area were cordoned off and evacuated.

The bomb disposal service arrived quickly and were decided that as there was no immediate danger, they would remove them to dispose of them elsewhere.

A search was carried out for further items but nothing was found.

The building site on Tuesday evening before the bombs were found

The building site on Tuesday evening before the bombs were found


About Graham Tappenden

Graham Tappenden is a British ex-pat who first came to Oberursel in 1993 and returned with his family to live there in 2003. He has been writing for since 2006. When not writing blog posts or freelancing for the Oberurseler Woche he works as a self-employed IT consultant solving computer problems and designing websites. In 2016 he gained German citizenship.

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