0.5 cal shell casing

0.5 cal shell casing

Object ID

HOXE01,2016,17.11.3

Description

Casing from a 0.5 cal bullet. This was probably from a Browning machine gun. Object recorded at landowner's property.

Category

Military

Primary Material

Metal

Object Type

Bullet

Site Location

Hoxne, Suffolk

Subsequent Action

Returned to Finder

Method of Discovery

Reported by Landowner

Height

89 mm

Width

20 mm

Weight

47 g

About the Site Location

Hoxne, Suffolk

After the end of the Second World War, an airfield in the vicinity of Hoxne began clearing the base. One of sites chosen to dispose of the waste was a pond in the parish of Hoxne. In November 2016, Operation WALBEA’s project team excavated two small test pits into this feature.

Site Location:

Hoxne Operation WALBEA dig