LUDLOW - Director Georgia Brehm, with a museum volunteer,
discovered a 76 mm anti-aircraft gun bullet, not fully detonated,
amongst artifacts recently donated to the museum. Brehm called
the Ludlow police, who, upon inspecting the bullet, decided this
was an emergency case for the National Guard.
Chris Derringer, Steven Heffernan and David Lowder from the
Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit responded. They are part of
the 158th Fighter Wing stationed in Burlington. They noted
that the timer, set at 6 ½ seconds, had not gone off, pellets were
still in the nose, but specific grooves indicated it had been
fired. However, since there was total uncertainty as to the gun
powder having been removed, it was decided that the bullet be
detonated/destroyed at one of the National Guard's safe
The museum is waiting the results, live or not.