933 users online (160 members and 773 guests)  


Websleuths News


Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Heart of Europe
    Posts
    27,185

    Australian showoff was da bomb, before he got evacuated

    When Damien Lumsden found a WW2 bomb with the pin still in it near his small town of Milingimbi in Australia's Northern Territory, he thought there'd be nothing better than to sling it in the back of his pickup and show it off to all his townsfolk. He sent a photo to his boss too.

    'I wanted to keep it,' he said plaintively, after bomb disposal experts summoned by Damien's horrified boss evacuated him from his home. He had to stay out of it for weeks while they figured how to remove the live explosive.

    When it was finally detonated outside the town, an area of nearly a mile had to be cleared.

    *My note: Australia was bombed by Japan in WW2 but this was a Navigation Flame Float II which sounds like one of their own. Wonder how it got there?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...E-blow-up.html
    Attached Images Attached Images
    We 'embraced' the missing Bob Harrod case as requested but 6 years on, are still waiting for further guidance


    Flyers/FB/Case Overview&Media Links
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...2009-19/page22

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Heart of Europe
    Posts
    27,185
    A navigation flame float isn't a bomb at all. It's a (duh) navigation explosive. British, as far as I can make out.

    Flame float: small incendiary device that would float after being thrown out down the flare chute. The rear gunner would center the "pip" on his reflector sight on the point of light and then read off the degree of deviation from a scale on his turret ring - this would provide the navigator with the degree of wind drift blowing the aircraft off track.
    http://natureonline.com/37/56-ap4-glossary.html
    We 'embraced' the missing Bob Harrod case as requested but 6 years on, are still waiting for further guidance


    Flyers/FB/Case Overview&Media Links
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...2009-19/page22

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    10,159
    it took weeks for them to clear his house? they should probably get a better system in place in case it happens again



Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-09-2016, 02:15 PM
  2. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-16-2014, 11:41 AM
  3. Replies: 10
    Last Post: 06-16-2014, 06:03 PM
  4. LSU evacuated due to bomb threat
    By momtective in forum Up to the Minute
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-19-2012, 12:17 PM