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The WWII Guam Vulcan

Vulcan ANvil from Guam AFB

A WWII military relic, the Guam Vulcan - 148 pounds (67 kg).

Photo provided by Joseph Vinch, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam

While in the process of an environmental cleanup of a WWII era dump site on guam this anvil was found. The original photo was sent to us for identification.

(The anvil was found during) . . the two-year-long job of removing waste from the Urunao Dumpsite, an area used during World War II to hold the debris from construction of Northwest Field and North Field, now Andersen AFB.

This site is composed of several large cliffs, and the construction and aircraft debris were essentially pushed over the edge of the cliff. Eventually, the debris was covered with fill material and burned with napalm, said Capt. Elisa Hammer, an AFCEE environmental project manager.

. . . . The majority of the cleanup is composed of solid waste removal. The waste consists of housing/construction debris like scrap metal and rusted containers, heavy machinery to include tires, aircraft parts and vehicle parts as well as inactive explosive ordnance materials like M-89 and M-90 target identification bombs.

U.S. Air Force News April 5, 2007
Marti D. Ribeiro, Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence

The photo shows large sections of missing face which were probably the reason the anvil was discarded. The missing horn material is probably from corrosion. The now identified anvil will be marked with a plaque and kept in the base environmental office as an historical relic.




Vulcan Anvils
Vulcan anvils, manufacturing information and logo closeups.

WWII Relic Germany

The Bombed GHH Anvil
Another WWII relic, from the GHH factory in Oberhausen Germany.
From the Greenwood Collection.

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