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    Hello,

    An old man told me that allied bombers released one day butterfly bombs all around his farm, that killed one of his horse and later two people who were in a field near by.
    I know that germans used this kind of bomb but allied air force ??
    Do you know something about ? Thanks .

    Alain

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    Hi Alain
    As far as I know the "Butterfly Bomb" was a German device used as an Anti Personnel weapon although it was copied by the Americans in the 1950's. Is it possible that your farmer was the victim of a damaged German a/c jettisoning a bomb load?There are a few articles about them via Google-Butterfly Bombs
    Regards
    Dick

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