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.
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Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Cargo Truck (G7107 and G7117)

The Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Cargo Truck (G7107) was part of the G506 series of 1 1/2 ton closed cab trucks built by Chevrolet in large numbers during World War II. The G7107 is the basic cargo truck of the G506 series, with a standard 9 foot bed. The G7107 Cargo Truck was produced with cargo beds made of both wood and metal.

The G7117 Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Cargo Truck was the same vehicle but with a front-mounted PTO winch.

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. The wheelbase was 145 inches.

Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Cargo Truck with winch (G7107)
Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Cargo Truck w/winch (G7107).

Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Cargo Truck w/winch (G7107)
Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Cargo Truck w/winch (G7107).

Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Cargo Truck w/winch (G7107)
Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Cargo Truck w/winch (G7107).