Investigations

Siberian Bullet

The Case:

Rummaging through a box of shells and bullets at a Colorado gun show, a History Detectives fan discovered a World War I vintage cartridge with a curious etching: Leo V. Thompson, CO E 31st Inf., A.E.F. Siberia.  

The wording makes him wonder if American troops were in Siberia, Russia during WWI.

Inside the casing we find a small blade that looks like a letter opener.  

Nearly 40 years after he paid one dollar for the bullet, our contributor still wonders about Leo V. Thompson.  

History Detectives investigates.

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Aired:
Season 9, Episode 3

Detective:
Eduardo Pagán Location:
Kansas City, Missouri and Springfield, Illinois

More Information

National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial
100 West 26th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 784-1918
http://www.theworldwar.org/s/110/new/index_community.aspx

George Thompson's Letters

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