37mm Casing Rim

37mm Casing Rim

Object ID

HOXE01,2016,14.11.6

Description

Rim from a 37mm shell case. Possibly from a 37mm M1 Anti-Aircraft Gun. Object recorded at landowner's property.

Category

Military

Primary Material

Metal

Object Type

Shell

Site Location

Hoxne, Suffolk

Subsequent Action

Returned to Finder

Method of Discovery

Reported by Landowner

Height

16 mm

Width

39 mm

Thickness

37 mm

Weight

22 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