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Today in WW II: 25 Oct 1943 American and New Zealand troops land at Mono and Stirling, Treasury Islands, south of Bougainville [25-27 Oct].  More 
25 Oct 1944 First operation by the Japanese Kamikaze Special Attack Force: 55 kamikazes strike 7 carriers and 40 other ships, sinking six, off Leyte, Philippines.
25 Oct 1944 Battle off Samar [Leyte]: US Admiral Sprague skillfully prevents a loss to the stronger Japanese force under Japanese Admiral Kurita.
25 Oct 1944 Battle off Cape Engaño (Leyte): lopsided naval battle resulting in the loss of most of Japanese Northern Force to US Admiral Halsey's carrier planes and battleships [25-26 Oct].
25 Oct 1944 Soviet Red Army enters Kirkenes, the first town in Norway to be liberated from the Germans.
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57mm Antitank Guns being towed in a parade by M3 halftracks, 34th Division, Rabat, Morocco, 4 July 1943.  Units in Morocco in 1943 were refitted with the 57mm gun in preparation for Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily. The Dodge WC62 (or WC63 w/winch) 1 1/2 ton 6x6 was the designated prime mover for the 57mm gun, but were not yet available in Morocco.
Vehicles parked in reception park, Norfolk Army Base, VA, before transportation overseas, 27 May 1943. Vehicles included CCKW 6x6 trucks, jeeps, staff cars, motorcycles, all camouflaged. These vehicles accompanied the 45th Division when it sailed from Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, Newport News, VA, early in June 1943 for service in Africa, Sicily, and Italy.
Normandy, France, D-Day, 6 June 1944. The building behind the posing soldiers, now a pizza shop, was a German communications bunker captured by American troops on D-Day.  The vehicle appears to be a WC56 Dodge Command Car, 3/4 ton, 4x4, w/o winch.
M-274 Mechanical Mule, the Light Cargo, Personnel and Weapons Carrier (1959-1975).
DUKW Amphibious 2 1/2 Ton 6x6 Truck.  This vehicle was Lot 1019 of The Jacques M. Littlefield Collection, Military Vehicle Technology Foundation, Portola Valley, CA, auctioned 11-12 July 2014 by Auctions America. Courtesy:   Auctions America by RM.
M5 High Speed Tractor, used as prime mover for towed artillery.

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