|Today in WW II: 30 Aug 1941 German Lorenz SZ40 teleprinter operator sent a 4,000 character message twice, allowing British mathematician Bill Tutte and others at Bletchley Park to decipher the machine's coding mechanism. More ↓
|30 Aug 1942 Germany formally annexes Luxembourg to the German Reich, triggering a general strike the next day protesting German Army conscription.
30 Aug 1942 Battle of Alam el Halfa, between Rommel's German force and British Commenwealth troops under Montgomery, south of El Alamein, the end of last major Axis offensive of their Western Desert campaign [30 Aug-5 Sep].
30 Aug 1944 Last remnants of German forces retreat across the Seine River, bringing Operation Overlord to a successful conclusion.
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M-817 Truck, Dump, 5 Ton 6x6
The M-817 Truck, Dump, 5 Ton 6x6 is part of the G-908 (or M-809) series of 5 ton 6x6 trucks. Details of the history, model numbers, and configurations of the M809-series of trucks are on the linked page.
Debris collected in the aftermath of Mount Pinatubo's eruption is emptied by a U.S. Navy Seebee M-817 Truck, Dump, 5 Ton 6x6, Subic Bay Naval Station, Philippines, 29 August 1991.
Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 (NMCB-4) with an M-817 Truck, Dump, 5 Ton 6x6, Cubi Point, Luzon Philippines, 24 September 1991. The Seebees were assigned to assist with the clean up of volcanic ash from an eruption of Mount Pinatubo volcano.
National Guard M-817 Truck, Dump, 5 Ton 6x6 fording floodwaters to bring supplies to the New Orleans Super Dome in the sftermatch of Hurricane Katrina, 31 August 2005.
M-817 Truck, Dump, 5 Ton 6x6. Photo: Courtesy of Billy P. Whyde (email@example.com).
M-817 Truck, Dump, 5 Ton 6x6. Photo: Government Liquidation.com