When a WWII-era U.S. bomb was discovered at the construction site of a new elementary school at the U.S. Army Garrison in Grafenwoehr, both U.S. officials and German EOD responded. After the safe evacuation of the surrounding community, EOD moved the bomb to a nearby range for disposal.
The UXO was identified as a WWII U.S. 1,000 pound bomb and thus determined to fall under German EOD jurisdiction. However, due to its location on the U.S. base, the 702nd EOD Company, headquartered there, was tasked with the disposal.
Ironically, the discovery of the bomb came just days before the 70th anniversary of the Allied bombing of Grafenwoehr, which during WWII was a German military training area. The April 8, 1945 attack, known as "Low Sunday," saw over 200 American B-17 bombers drop nearly 200 tons of fire bombs over area.