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  • Ray Merriam
    WWII cannon, ammo found in Antipolo ... abs-cbnNEWS.com | 10/05/2009 10:12 AM MANILA - A World War II-era cannon and three live projectiles or munitions were
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      WWII cannon, ammo found in Antipolo
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      abs-cbnNEWS.com | 10/05/2009 10:12 AM



      MANILA - A World War II-era cannon and three live projectiles or munitions were dug up and defused at a riverbank in Antipolo City last Saturday.

      Officials of the Army's 2nd Infantry Division said the cannon and the projectiles belonged to Japanese forces during the World War II because the area where they were found was used by the Japanese as a camp.

      Lt. Col. Noel Detoyato, the division's civil military operations officer, said authorities will probably display the recovered war materiel at the museum of the 2nd ID based at Camp Capinpin in Tanay, Rizal.

      The items were recovered last Saturday at Sitio Old Boso-boso in Barangay San Jose.

      Romualdo Motel, 64, told authorities about the cannon after erosion uncovered the items.

      Detoyato said the 75 mm cannon and projectiles were already rusty. "Its like a small howitzer. We have that in our museum," he said.

      2nd ID spokesman Lt. Celeste Frank Sayson supervised the disarming of the three 50 mm projectiles.

      "These war materials are commonly used as anti-aircraft and base protection during World War II," said Sayson of the projectiles.

      "Its thick metal casing preserved its gun powder and triggering mechanism. The materials are live ammunitions and are capable of inflicting serious damages if accidentally detonated and armed by a civilian," he said.

      Last month, Sherman M4-A1 Tank, also believed used by the US forces during World War II, was found off Manila Bay during a dredging operation. A month earlier, a Japanese cannon was also found at the Manila Bay.

      as of 10/05/2009 10:12 AM
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