The Discovered Unexploded WWII Bomb in Volkswagen Headquarters

Jul 15, 2016 06:14 AM EDT | Staff Reporter


This was discovered by construction workers that were working on renovations inside the Volkswagen's headquarters.

Last Friday, bomb detectives search the manufacturing facility for the explosive device that the construction workers were talking about. After several hours of intensive searching, the 550 pound (250 kg) bomb  was found. This was reported by a local news agency, the Wolfsburg Allgemeine Zeitung.

Good thing, the entire process was carried out safely without any hiccups. Because if not, it would have a destructive blow to Volkswagen, as the Wolfsburg plant is one of the major manufacturing facilities of Volkswagen in Germany.

The Wolfsburg facility has been a vital part of Germany's war efforts in World War II, making it not surprising at all to find an allied bomb to have stuck its way for decades lodged under the surface of the German factory.

This may have been dropped by an Allied bomber plane, but have not exploded. About 20 percent of all dropped bombs during World War II have not exploded, due to the technical functions of it being defective.

The Wolfsburg factory was created under the orders of Adolf Hitler in 1938. This was to support the program of the dictator's "People's Car" propaganda that aimed to provide everyone with a vehicle at an affordable price and decent quality.

Through the years, the plant shifted from becoming a commercial factory into becoming a military facility that produced military vehicles and aircraft supplied that were used in the war against the Allies.

Volkswagen released a statement that the unexploded bomb does not have any effects on the production rate and quality of the facility.

The Golf, Tiguan, and Touran, are all produced at the Wolfsburg plant.

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