Today in WW II: 30 Aug 1941 German Lorenz SZ40 teleprinter operator sent a 4,000 character message twice, allowing British mathematician Bill Tutte and others at Bletchley Park to decipher the machine's coding mechanism. More↓
30 Aug 1942 Germany formally annexes Luxembourg to the German Reich, triggering a general strike the next day protesting German Army conscription. 30 Aug 1942 Battle of Alam el Halfa, between Rommel's German force and British Commenwealth troops under Montgomery, south of El Alamein, the end of last major Axis offensive of their Western Desert campaign [30 Aug-5 Sep]. 30 Aug 1944 Last remnants of German forces retreat across the Seine River, bringing Operation Overlord to a successful conclusion. Visit the Olive-Drab.com World War II Timeline for day-by-day events 1939-1945! See also WW2 Books.
Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 G506 Series
The Chevrolet G506 series of 1 1/2 ton 4x4 closed cab trucks were built by Chevrolet in large numbers during World War II.
All of the G506 series trucks were powered by the Chevrolet 235 cu. in. 83 hp. six cyl. engine mated to a four speed transmission and two speed transfer case. It had a wheelbase of 145 inches.
Click on the photo link to go to the page of photos and information for the specific truck in the Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 G506 Series.
Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Cab & Chassis (G7103)
Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Panel Truck
Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Cargo Dump Truck
Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Cargo Truck (G7107 and G7117)
Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Truck Tractor (G7113)
Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 LWB Cargo Truck
Chevrolet M6 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Bomb Service Truck
Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Earth Auger Truck
Chevrolet Truck, Telephone Construction & Maintenance, 1 1/2 Ton, 4x4, K-43