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Today in WW II: 16 Aug 1944 Canadian troops secure Falaise, still 15 miles north of US XV Corps, a gap that permitted large numbers of German troops to escape to the east from the Battle of the Falaise Pocket.   

Oshkosh P-4 Truck, Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF)

The Oshkosh P-4 6x6 Truck, Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) had a 1,500 gallon capacity and a 500 gpm pump. A variation of the P-4 called the P-4A was also procured. The U.S. Air Force bought more than 500 P-4s in the early 1970s and P-4As were purchased by both the U.S. Navy and the Australian Air Force.

Oshkosh P-4 Truck, Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) at a flight line fire during Exercise Thunderhog V, Myrtle Beach AFB, SC, 4 November 1983
Oshkosh P-4 Truck, Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) at a flight line fire during Exercise Thunderhog V, Myrtle Beach AFB, SC, 4 November 1983.

USAF 437th Military Airlift Wing firefighter in a proximity suit and an airman seated in the cab of a Oshkosh P-4 Truck, Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) during exercise Camille, Melville Hall Airport, Dominica, Caribbean, 3 May 1987
USAF 437th Military Airlift Wing firefighter in a proximity suit and an airman seated in the cab of a Oshkosh P-4 Truck, Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) during exercise Camille, Melville Hall Airport, Dominica, Caribbean, 3 May 1987.

USAF 437th Military Airlift Wing firefighter in a proximity suit with Oshkosh P-4 Truck, Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) during exercise Camille, Melville Hall Airport, Dominica, Caribbean, 3 May 1987
USAF 437th Military Airlift Wing firefighter in a proximity suit with Oshkosh P-4 Truck, Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) during exercise Camille, Melville Hall Airport, Dominica, Caribbean, 3 May 1987.