The detonation on Tuesday concluded the operation to remove the dangerous 5.4-tonne Tallboy bomb at the bottom of a channel in Swinoujscie, a Baltic port city in the far northwest of Poland. There were no immediate reports of injuries.
VIDEO: If the unexploded ‘Tallboy’ bomb dropped by the RAF during World War Two goes off, a seismic wave could threaten nearby port infrastructure and bomb shrapnel could break through the water’s surface threatening local residents. Above ground, the bomb has a destructive range of two kilometres.
Practically untouched for decades, the wreck contains items ranging from military vehicles to porcelain, as well as many mysterious boxes with unknown contents, which are already capturing people’s imagination.
In mid-October, divers of the 8th Coastal Defence Flotilla will start work on neutralising the Tallboy bomb discovered at the bottom of the Piastowski Canal in Swinoujscie (northwestern Poland). It was one of the largest air bombs to be used during World War II.
Polish Navy divers on Monday recovered three World War II aerial bombs from the Baltic Sea off Kołobrzeg (northwestern Poland).