Today in WW II: 20 Feb 1942 Navy Lt. Cdr. Edward 'Butch' O'Hare of Chicago becomes America's first World War II flying ace. Chicago expanded old Orchard field in 1946, renaming it for O'Hare.  More 
20 Feb 1944 Operation Argument aka 'Big Week' begins; American bombers concentrate on German aircraft manufacturing to lure the Luftwaffe into a decisive battle.
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Truck, Ambulance, 1 1/4 ton, 4x4 M725 "five-quarter" (G-890) Kaiser

The Truck, Ambulance, 1 1/4 ton, 4x4 M-725 is a variant of the Kaiser Jeep M-715 5/4 ton U.S. Military Truck, built by Kaiser from 1967-1969 to replace the Dodge M-43 ambulance of the M-37 3/4 ton truck series. The M725 had a crew of two and could transport five patients on stretchers or eight walking wounded. It was powered by the Kaiser Jeep 258 cid 6 cyl. 150hp gasoline engine and could reach 60 mph. Operators manual is TM 9-230-244-10.

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M-725 Kaiser Jeep Ambulance at 4th Infantry Division Museum, Ft. Hood, TX, 2 December 2005. Photo: Courtesy of Bob Pettit.

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M-725 Kaiser Jeep Ambulance, Granbury, TX, 4 October 2005. Photo: Courtesy of Bob Pettit.

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M-725 Kaiser Jeep Ambulance, Granbury, TX, 4 October 2005. Photo: Courtesy of Bob Pettit.

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