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Today in WW II: 23 Jul 1940 American Bantam and Willys-Overland submit the only two bids for the Quartermaster Corps light reconnaissance and command cars, the origin of the military jeep.  More 
23 Jul 1941 Original World War II contract for jeeps awarded to Willys with Ford added Nov 1941 to increase production.
23 Jul 1945 Submarine USS Barb [SS-220] destroys a Japanese locomotive and supply train at Patience Bay off the coast of Karafuto, Japan, the only known such attack by a submarine.
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Renault FT-17 tanks in operation on Graduation Day, The Tank School, Ft George G. Meade, MD, 21 April 1932.  The US Army version of the Renault FT-17 was called the M1917.
The CCKW 2 1/2 Ton 6x6 Cargo Truck was the most common medium truck of WW II.  Here it is being used on a beach to pull the damaged ramp of an LCT, circa 1944.
Members of Company A, 1st Battalion, 8th Regiment, 24th Marine Amphibious Unit, proceed along a road aboard an M151A2 light utility vehicle during a multinational peacekeeping operation, Beirut, Lebanon, 7 Nov 1983. Mounted on the vehicle is an M2 .50-cal Browning machine gun.
M106 Water Trauker from USS PENSACOLA (LSD 38), during Hurricane Hugo disaster relief operations, St. Croix, Virgin Islands, Sep 1989
US Army M-923 5-ton 6x6 cargo truck from the 393rd Corps Support Battalion, 65th Regional Support Command, Puerto Rico, hauls an M-149 water trailer to the forward staging base, during the Tradewinds 2002 Field Training Exercise, Camp Barbuda, on the island of Antigua, 15 April 2002.
LACROSSE surface-to-surface guided missile, on a truck launcher. It was designed as artillery, for close tactical support of ground troops. The all-weather system, capable of carrying nuclear and high-explosive warheads, was first deployed in 1959 then declared obsolete in 1964.  Truck is M-35 Series launcher for LACROSSE, M387 or M398.

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