London City Airport Closed After Unexploded World War II Bomb Found

Flights are cancelled today out of close-in London City airport “after the discovery nearby of an unexploded World War II bomb..in the River Thames early Sunday during planned development work at the airport…”


British Airways Takeoff at London City Airport, Copyright: jgolby / 123RF Stock Photo

The docks were a significant target for German bombing during World War II and “at least 20%” of the 20,000 tons of explosives dropped on the U.K. “are thought not to have detonated.”

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