Today in WW II: 13 Aug 1944 US XV Corps [of US 3rd Army] captures Argentan, threatening to close the Falaise Pocket on the overextended Germans.  More 
13 Aug 1944 Gen. Bradley orders Gen. Patton to stop northward movement of XV Corps, preventing them from meeting Canadian troops and sealing the Argentan-Falaise pocket.
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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.

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