Uncovering the Past: Inert World War II Bomb Discovered Near Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport

Construction Crew Discovers World War II Era Relic Near Florida Airport

In a recent development, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office announced the discovery of an inert World War II-era bomb near a former military airfield in Florida. The bomb was found during the construction of what will become Wilton Simpson Technical College near the Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport.

The bomb, which had rusted and decayed over time, made it impossible for authorities to determine whether it was a live munition or not. However, Sheriff Al Nienhuis stated that bomb experts from Citrus County and MacDill Air Force Base were able to confirm that the bomb was indeed inert on Tuesday after it was unearthed.

According to Nienhuis, the Brooksville Army Airfield was in operation from 1942 and was used to train pilots, ground crews, and bomb squadrons during the war. This discovery serves as a reminder of the sacrifices made by those who served during World War II and highlights the importance of caution when working on construction projects near old military sites.

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