Old bombs found on Mauna Loa: The rest of the story (Part 2)

Aerial view of a bomb detonating on Mauna Loa near the source of the 1935 Humuʻula lava flow on the morning of Dec. 27, 1935. This was one of 20 demolition bombs dropped on the lava flow that morning by the Army Bombing Squadron from Luke Field, O’ahu. Photo by Army Air Corps, 11th Photo Section.

Last week’s Volcano Watch provided details of events leading up to the dropping of bombs on a Mauna Loa lava flow on Dec. 27, 1935. Here’s the rest of the story.