I was given this .50 Cal rd a few days ago, headstamp DM 43, it was recovered from an old World War 2 RAF base at Polebrook near Oundle, Northamptonshire, England.
On June 28, 1942, RAF Polebrook was officially turned over to the USAAF and the airbase became the base of the 97th Bombardment Group.
Captain Clark Gable flew 5 Combat Missions from there with the 351st.
Clark Gable filmed the documentary ‘Combat America’ at Polebrook between July and September 1943
So by stretching the imagination a little this round could have been handled by Clark Gable…maybe ;)
I think I’ll clean the mud off and leave it at that although my son thinks it should be polished.