Today in WW II: 25 Oct 1943 American and New Zealand troops land at Mono and Stirling, Treasury Islands, south of Bougainville [25-27 Oct]. More ↓
25 Oct 1944 First operation by the Japanese Kamikaze Special Attack Force: 55 kamikazes strike 7 carriers and 40 other ships, sinking six, off Leyte, Philippines.
25 Oct 1944 Battle off Samar [Leyte]: US Admiral Sprague skillfully prevents a loss to the stronger Japanese force under Japanese Admiral Kurita.
25 Oct 1944 Battle off Cape Engaño (Leyte): lopsided naval battle resulting in the loss of most of Japanese Northern Force to US Admiral Halsey's carrier planes and battleships [25-26 Oct].
25 Oct 1944 Soviet Red Army enters Kirkenes, the first town in Norway to be liberated from the Germans.
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M-149 Trailer, Water, 400 gallon (Water Buffalo)
The U.S. military employs M149 water trailers to distribute drinking water to field units. The M149A2 water trailer, with a stainless steel tank, replaced the M149 and M149A1 fiberglass tank water trailers. The NSN for the M149A2 water trailer is 2510-01-091-5167. The technical manual for the M149 water tank trailer series is TM 9–2330–267–14&P.
M-149 Water Buffalo Trailer Photo Gallery
Lt. Jansen with M149 400 gallon Water Buffalo trailer, placed in foliage for concealment, Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, SC, 18 March 1985.
MSG Raul Marrero, 393rd Corps Support Battalion, 65th Regional Support Command, Puerto Rico, guides an M-923 5-ton cargo truck to the lunette of an M-149 Water Buffalo, 15 April 2002.
M-149A2 Water Buffalo.
M-149 Water Buffalo at U.S. Army Reserve Center, Dallas area. July 2005. Photo: Courtesy of Bob Pettit.