0.5 cal Shell Casing

0.5 cal Shell Casing

Object ID

HOXE02,2017,11.02.4

Description

Casing from a 0.5 cal bullet. This was probably from a Browning machine gun. Manufactured by the St Louis Ordnance Plant, Missouri.

Inscription

'S' 'L' '4'

Category

Military

Primary Material

Metal

Object Type

Bullet

Date Made

1944

Site Location

Hoxne, Suffolk

Subsequent Action

WALBEA Archive

Method of Discovery

Metal Detected

Height

99 mm

Width

20 mm

Weight

52 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