Today in WW II: 15 Aug 1940 Peak day for Luftwaffe sorties against England, including bombing in the North of Britain. More 
15 Aug 1942 Operation Pedestal, a last ditch attempt to re-supply Malta and avoid surrender to a German blockade, succeeds as tanker SS Ohio and other convoy ships reach Grand Harbour port.
15 Aug 1943 In the Aleutians, US troops land on Kiska Island to retake it from the Japanese ([5-24 Aug].
15 Aug 1944 Operation Dragoon [aka Anvil] invasion of Southern France.
15 Aug 1945 Japanese surrender, remembered as VJ Day (Victory over Japan) in the U.K. [14 August east of the date line, 15 August in Japan].
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Chart of Military Semitrailers, Low Bed

Soldiers from the Forward Support Company, 54th Engineer Battalion, load equipment and supplies onto an M870 40-ton semitrailer for a logistics convoy while deployed to Iraq, June 2009
Soldiers from the Forward Support Company, 54th Engineer Battalion, load equipment and supplies onto an M870 40-ton semitrailer for a logistics convoy while deployed to Iraq, June 2009.

Vehicle Description Photo Link
M-9 Trailer, Tank, 45 Ton, M9 (G159) with integrated dolly Trailer, Tank, 45 Ton, M9 (G159)
M-15 Semi-Trailer, Transporter, 40 Ton, 8-wheel, M15 and variants (G160) Semi-Trailer, Transporter, 40 Ton, 8-wheel, M15 and variants (G160)
M-172 Semitrailer, Low-Bed, 4 Wheel M172 (15 Ton) & M172A1 (25 Ton) (G797) Semitrailer, Low-Bed, 4 Wheel M172 (15 Ton) & M172A1 (25 Ton)
M-269 M-269 Semitrailer, Low Bed. 12-ton, Wrecker, 4-wheel
Manual TM 9-8240
M-269 Semitrailer, Low Bed. 12-ton, Wrecker, 4-wheel
M-270 M-270 Semitrailer, Low Bed. 12-ton, Wrecker, 4-wheel
Manual TM 9-8240
M-270 Semitrailer, Low Bed. 12-ton, Wrecker, 4-wheel
M-747 M747 Semi-Trailer, Low Bed, Heavy Equipment Transporter, 60 ton M747 Semi-Trailer, Low Bed, Heavy Equipment Transporter, 60 ton
M-870 M870 Semitrailer Low Bed 40 ton and variants M-870 Semitrailer Low Bed 40 ton and variants
M-1000 M-1000 Semitrailer Low Bed 70 ton Rear Loading M-1000 Semitrailer Low Bed 70 ton Rear Loading

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