Today in WW II: 14 Oct 1939 German U-Boat U-47 sinks the British battleship HMS Royal Oak at Scapa Flow in Orkney, Scotland, with loss of 833 sailors. More 
14 Oct 1943 Schweinfurt Raid, Black Thursday: US 8th Air Force sends more than 250 B-17 Flying Fortress bombers to destroy ball-bearing factories.
14 Oct 1944 German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel commits suicide rather than face execution for his involvement in the 20 July plot against Adolf Hitler.
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USMC M-422 M-422A1 Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4. "Mighty Mite" jeep

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M-422 USMC jeeps at Camp Bruno Hochmuth (Phu Bai Combat Base), Vietnam. Photo: Courtesy of Lida Bensinger
M-422 USMC jeeps at Camp Bruno Hochmuth (Phu Bai Combat Base), Vietnam. Photo: Courtesy of Lida Bensinger.

USMC M-422 in Vietnam.  Chaplain Edwin V. Bohula in the vehicle assigned to him at Da Nang . In the rear is his clerk, Cpl Earl Benner, and the driver, LCpI Rosales. Photo: Courtesy of Chaplain Edwin V. Bohula
USMC M-422 in Vietnam. Chaplain Edwin V. Bohula in the vehicle assigned to him at Da Nang . In the rear is his clerk, Cpl Earl Benner, and the driver, LCpI Rosales. Photo: Courtesy of Chaplain Edwin V. Bohula.

USMC M-422A1 Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4. Mighty Mite jeep. Photo courtesy John Colwell, Vintage Military Trucks
USMC M-422A1 Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4. Mighty Mite jeep. Photo courtesy John Colwell, Vintage Military Trucks.

USMC M-422A1 Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4. Mighty Mite jeep. Photo courtesy John Colwell, Vintage Military Trucks
USMC M-422A1 Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4. Mighty Mite jeep. Photo courtesy John Colwell, Vintage Military Trucks.

USMC M-422 Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4. Mighty Mite jeep. Photographed at the Museum of the Marines, Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, NC, 16 July 2009
USMC M-422 Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4. Mighty Mite jeep. Photographed at the Museum of the Marines, Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, NC, 16 July 2009.