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Tooele Army Depot demilitarizes ammo produced for WWII troops

Posted at 10:37 AM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-10 20:01:24-05

TOOELE, Utah — The Tooele Army Depot is spending the week demilitarizing ammunition created around the same time the Utah post was opened in 1942.


Team members demilitarized over a million rounds of .50 caliber ammunition, with some of the lots dating back to World War II. The ammo was produced for U.S. troops fighting in Europe and the Pacific.

Tooele Army Depot

Originally manufactured in 1944, the ammo was first stored at the Ogden Arsenal after the war before being moved to the army depot.

Tooele Army Depot

The Toeele Army Depot stores ammunition as well as demilitarizes munitions.