Today in WW II: 4 Apr 1939 Slovak-Hungarian War ends with Slovakia ceding eastern territories to Hungary.  More 
4 Apr 1941 Axis forces capture Benghazi, Libya.
4 Apr 1944 Start of Battle of Kohima, India, with invading Japanese forces pitted against British and Indian troops [4 Apr - 22 Jun].
4 Apr 1945 American troops liberate Ohrdruf death camp in Germany, the first encountered by US units.
4 Apr 1945 War ends in Hungary with the expulsion of the last German troops.
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Case Military Tractors in World War II

During WW II (1941-1945), Case built over 15,000 specialized and modified tractors for the U.S. military and Allies, in forty types.

Case LAI with military blackout lights and other modifications. Photo: Case.
Case LAI with military blackout lights and other modifications. Photo: Case.

Case Armored Tractor, WW II. Photo: Case
Case Armored Tractor, modified with armor plate to protect the operator. Photo: Case.