Above: The unexploded bomb found in a shed today (Tuesday) – M. Nobes picture.
AN UNEXPLODED World War II Japanese bomb has been found by shocked residents cleaning up household junk in a shed at Cowra today (Tuesday).
The bomb is about 90cm long with a diameter of approximately 18cm.
Inspector Powell from Cowra Police told CCN this afternoon the residents immediately notified police of their find.
“There is no possibility that the device will explode, so there is no reason for nearby residents to be alarmed,” says Inspector Powell.
“We have contacted the Australian Army Bomb Disposal Unit and they are making their way to Cowra to collect the device and dispose of it securely.”
Former Navy Seals officer, Michael Nobes, this afternoon confirmed he had examined the item.
He says it appears to be a 50-pound Japanese bomb from WWII likely brought back to Australia as a souvenir.
He says there was no danger of it exploding.
Mr Nobes referred CCN to http://www.scribd.com/doc/34687620/Recognition-Sorting-of-Japanese-Ammunition which describes such items.