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US Military WW II M-5H-6 International Harvester 2 1/2 Ton 6x6 Cargo Truck (G-651)

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Find additional photos and hi-res versions of the IH M-5H-6 2 1/2-ton 6x6 truck at the Olive-Drab Military Mashup:

Marines unload medical supplies and food which has just arrived in a USMC Douglas R5D-2 Skymaster cargo plane from Japan, at an airfield near Chunchon, Korea, 1950.  The truck is an International Harvester M-5H-6 2 1/2-ton 6x6.
Seabees bringing back stretcher casualties from the front lines and loading trucks with rations and ammunition for the front lines, Peleliu, circa 15 September 1944.  Trucks are probably IH M-5H-6 2 1/2-ton trucks commonly used by the US Navy and Marine Corps.  LVTs (Amtracs) in the surf.
Members of a US Navy construction battalion (CB or Seabees) laying pierced planking across a runway in the Cape Torokina area of Bougainville, 2 December 1943.  Truck is probably an International M-5H-6, 2 1/2-ton 6x6.
M-5H-6 International Harvester 2 1/2 Ton 6x6 Cargo Truck, short wheel base model configured as a tractor.  Used primarily by the USMC and Navy during WW II and Korea.
1945 photo of a U.S. Navy (and USMC) International Harvester M-5H-6 2 1/2-ton 6x6 cargo truck, pulling a parade float with a lighter truck on board.
1st MarDiv Marines on Okinawa rushing men and supplies to the front through a morass of mud caused by the incessant rains, 8 May 1945 (VE Day).  Tenth Army units gave the enemy no respite during the drive on the capital city of Naha.  Trucks appear to be IH M-5H-6 2 1/2-ton 6x6.

Military trucks produced by International Harvister in the World War II era used a three part model number: M for Military, a second number indicating how many half-tons of off-road capacity, and a third number indicating the number of driven wheels. Example: M-2-4 is a one-ton model, 4x4. In some cases, an additional letter was inserted to further specify the model.

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M-5H-6 International Harvester 2 1/2 Ton 6x6 Cargo Truck (G-651)
M-5H-6 International Harvester 2 1/2 Ton 6x6 Cargo Truck (G-651) with 9 foot bed. Two piece windshield is unusual.

M-5H-6 International Harvester 2 1/2 Ton 6x6 Cargo Truck (G-651)
M-5H-6 International Harvester 2 1/2 Ton 6x6 Cargo Truck (G-651) with 12 foot bed.

Marines struggle to position M101 105mm Light Howitzer Okinawa, 1945.  Short wheelbase M-5H-6 2 1/2 ton 6x6 was used as a prime mover
Marines struggle to position M101 105mm Light Howitzer, Okinawa, 1945. Short wheelbase M-5H-6 2 1/2 ton 6x6 (right, rear) was used as a prime mover.

Marines in M-5H-6 6x6 trucks make slow progress during torrential rains on Okinawa, May 1945
Marines in M-5H-6 6x6 trucks make slow progress during torrential rains on Okinawa, May 1945.

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