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Article about: Finds from B-17 crashsite in The Baltic sea. Cartridges like this all over the site. These ones have the marking "M43" and "KS43" on the headstamp. Anyone who knows what

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    Finds from B-17 crashsite in The Baltic sea.
    Cartridges like this all over the site.
    These ones have the marking "M43" and "KS43" on the headstamp.
    Anyone who knows what it means?

    B-17 Crash site

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    These are US .50 cal Browning rounds.

    43 is the date, 1943.

    M = Milwaukee Ordnance Plant, Milwaukee, WI, USA (1942-1943)

    KS = Allegany Ordnance Plant (operated by Kelly-Springfield Tire Co.), Cumberland, MD, USA

    Cheers, Ade.
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