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Today in WW II: 23 Apr 1941 Greece surrenders to Germany and Italy. British Commonwealth troops along with elements of the Greek Army withdraw to Crete.   

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.

Vehicle Description Photo Link
G7103 Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Cab & Chassis (G7103) Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Cab & Chassis (G7103)
G7105 Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Panel Truck G7105 Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Panel Truck
G7106
G7116
Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Cargo Dump Truck G7106 G7116 Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Cargo Dump Truck
G7107
G7117
Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Cargo Truck (G7107 and G7117) Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Cargo Truck (G7107 and G7117)
G7113 Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Truck Tractor (G7113) Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Truck Tractor (G7113)
G7127 Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 LWB Cargo Truck G7127 Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 LWB Cargo Truck
G7128 Chevrolet M6 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Bomb Service Truck G7128 Chevrolet M6 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Bomb Service Truck
G7163 Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Earth Auger Truck G7163 Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Earth Auger Truck
G7173 Chevrolet Truck, Telephone Construction & Maintenance, 1 1/2 Ton, 4x4, K-43 G7173 Chevrolet Truck, Telephone Construction & Maintenance, 1 1/2 Ton, 4x4, K-43 (G7173)

Find additional photos and hi-res versions of the Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 G506 Series trucks at the Olive-Drab Military Mashup:

In the Aleutian Islands, circa 1943, a jeep mired in mud is pulled out with tow rope attached to what appears to be an Athey Track Laying trailer.  Possible Chevrolet 1 1/2-ton cargo truck in upper right of photo.
Chevrolet G7117 1 1/2-ton 4x4 cargo truck with driver and attendant from the WAAC ausillary, during WW II.
Ships loading at the harbor, Noumea, New Caledonia, 12 February 1943, to supply  forces fighting up the Solomon-New Guinea ladder.  Foreground: GMC Model AFKX-804 Truck, Radio Van, 4 Tons, 4x4.  Other:  CCKW 2 1/2-ton 6x6, 3/4-ton Dodge, 1 1/2-ton Chevy, and more.
Gun crew prepares to fire a 37mm sub-caliber mounted on a 75mm pack howitzer during range practice by the 19th and 21st FA, Sanskeid Range, Iceland, 20 Jun 1943.  Jeep and 1 1/2-ton truck in background.
Chevrolet 145 inch wheelbase, 1 1/2 ton, 4x4, cargo truck, Holabird Quartermaster Depot, 1941.
Chevrolet Truck, Combination, Stake and Platform, 1 1/2 Ton, 4x2, Holabird Quartermaster Depot, 1941.

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