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    Found in Tenn. WWII U.S. Army training camp

    I have never seen any WWII relics like these. I dug nearly 20 from the same hole Saturday. Only 5 in. deep as were the 30-06 blank cartridges for the c1903-A3 Springfield rifles used by U.S. army troops dated "42" for 1942 we found in the same area. The relics are 40mm dia. (1.5 in.) and have a "fin' stamped "AS". Opposite the fin is the base that may have the primer. The case looks like aluminum. This is a puzzler. Thanks for any info. May be a small mortar round or flare
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    Hey Q,
    First of all, I'm glad to hear you're out and about swingin' the MD. I'm not the WW2 person, so hopefully some of the experts will weigh in on it. They look somewhat like parachute flares, but I think most of those were smaller than 6 inches.
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    Those are some interesting finds! Very cool! Congratulations! I know little of WWII ordinance items. so I can't add any information for you! Thanks for posting.
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    TunaTonker

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    Flares or maybe practice rifle grenades or bomblets?
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    I'm don't know much about WW2 armament but I keep seeing something called "fin stabilized" armor piercing anti-tank rounds. I haven't really been able to find anything that looks like your finds, though.

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    personally, IMO - not sure i would be brave enough to hit this area.
    Only takes one live item - poof
    again, IMO
    Good luck
    BradyBoy

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    Quindy,
    I think I figured out the 'AS' mark. It could be for Amber Star Signal Parachute as shown here. With the 'tail,' yours would measure 10 inches. It would be model M21A1.
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  9. #9

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    Thanks Breezie. You're the BEST!
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  10. #10

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    Thanks GoDeep. I bet those lit up the farm in 1942. Happy Hunting!
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    Pretty neat WW 2 relics stay safe out there

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  13. #13

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    Thanks BB. I left some in the hole. Will go back and get them after the rain. HH, Q.
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    Great ID Breezie
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    Great ID, flare tube...still used in the 90’s...I’ve fired a few dozen myself. The worst part is they bet sucked into the rotor blades of landing helicopters if they are still attached to the parachute......will ruin your day.
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