WW II Machine Gun/Cannon Weapons Carrier Truck

WW II Machine Gun/Cannon Weapons Carrier Truck

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This interesting photo from World War II shows a Dodge Weapons Carrier with a 37 mm cannon mounted in the back and a Browning M2 .50 cal. machine gun mounted on the front bumper. (The truck is a WC-55 3/4 ton 4x4 Gun Motor Carriage -- when the 37mm gun is mounted the combined weapons system is known as the M-6 Gun Motor Carriage (GMC).) The .50 cal. machine gun was used for defense against airplanes attacking the truck's position.

The undated photo was taken by a U.S. Army Signal Corps photographer. The Signal Corps logo and photo number are visible on the bottom.

Today in WW II: 26 Jul 1941 Major Gen. Douglas MacArthur, retired US Army Chief of Staff, recalled to active duty, assigned to mobilize the Philippine Army and strengthen the US garrison in the Philippine Islands.  More 
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