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Today in WW II: 25 Oct 1943 American and New Zealand troops land at Mono and Stirling, Treasury Islands, south of Bougainville [25-27 Oct].  More 
25 Oct 1944 First operation by the Japanese Kamikaze Special Attack Force: 55 kamikazes strike 7 carriers and 40 other ships, sinking six, off Leyte, Philippines.
25 Oct 1944 Battle off Samar [Leyte]: US Admiral Sprague skillfully prevents a loss to the stronger Japanese force under Japanese Admiral Kurita.
25 Oct 1944 Battle off Cape Engaño (Leyte): lopsided naval battle resulting in the loss of most of Japanese Northern Force to US Admiral Halsey's carrier planes and battleships [25-26 Oct].
25 Oct 1944 Soviet Red Army enters Kirkenes, the first town in Norway to be liberated from the Germans.
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General Short reviews the Hawaiian Division, September 1941. The smaller trucks appear to be Dodge VC series.
Hundreds of 5-Gallon Jerry Cans, filled with precious high octane fuel are piled high at 490th Quartermaster Depot, 9th Troop Carrier Command, somewhere in France,  3 March 1945.
A convoy of MRAP vehicles from 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade 1st Cavalry Division, arrives on Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq, 7 Oct 2011. The unit, which is the first self-redeploying unit to leave Iraq, passed through COB Adder to allow soldiers to rest and refuel before heading on to Kuwait.
USMC M50 Multiple 106mm recoilless rifles Ontos (right) and several LVTP-5 landing vehicled deploy in an exercise at Marine Base Quantico, VA, 19 December 1955.  A Marine Corps Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw hovers above.
Art Treasures Returned:  One of the CCKW 2 1/2-ton trucks that transported the art treasures to Florence, Italy. The paintings had been stolen by the German Army and recovered by the U.S. Army and returned to the city of Florence, 23 July 1945.  Sign on truck reads:  Florentine works of art from Tyrol return to their home.
An equipment operator from V Corps 94th Engineer Bn, 130th Engineer Brigade, drives a bulldozer onto a rail car as part of the units preparations for deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, at the railhead on Rose Barracks in Vilseck, Germany.

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