Today in WW II: 8 May 1944 Supreme Allied Commander Eisenhower confirms 5 June 1944 as the date for Operation Overlord, the invasion of France [changed last minute to 6 June due to weather]. More 
8 May 1945 VE Day (Victory in Europe): celebrates the formal acceptance of the unconditional surrender Nazi Germany and the end of Hitler's Third Reich.
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WC-55 Truck, 3/4 ton, 4x4 Gun Motor Carriage Dodge (G502)

The 3/4 ton Dodge WC-55 Gun Motor Carriage was manufactured by Dodge during 1942, as the platform for a temporary solution to the need for an anti-tank weapon. A 3/4 ton WC-52 Weapons Carrier was modified by mounting a 37mm M3A1 anti-tank gun along with other equipment and small changes. The combined modified weapons carrier and anti-tank gun were designated the M-6 Gun Motor Carriage (GMC).

Visit the linked page for photos and more information about the M6 GMC.