Today in WW II: 17 Oct 1941 USS Kearny [DD-432] torpedoed but not sunk by German submarine U-568, near Iceland, killing 11 sailors, the first American military casualties of WW II.  More 
17 Oct 1943 At Gothenburg, about 10,000 seriously wounded and sick German and British POWs, about half from each side, make up the first British-German prisoner exchange of WW II [17-21 Oct].
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Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Panel Truck (G7105)

The Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Panel Truck (G7105) was part of the G506 series of 1 1/2 ton closed cab trucks built by Chevrolet in large numbers during World War II. The G7105 looks like a Dodge WC panel or carryall truck from the G505 series. However, it has the higher carrying capacity and dual rear wheels. When used by the Signal Corps as a radio truck, it is designated the K-51.

All of the G506 series trucks were powered by the Chevrolet 235 cu. in. 83 hp. six cyl. engine mated to a four speed transmission and two speed transfer case.

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Chevrolet G7105 or K-51 Photo Gallery

Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Panel Truck (G7105)
Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Panel Truck (G7105).

Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Panel Truck (G7105)
Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Panel Truck (G7105).

Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Panel Trucks, equipped as Signal Corps K-51 Radio Trucks, with K-52 1-ton Ben Hur trailers, parked on Pier X, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, Newport News, VA, 25 February 1943
Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Panel Trucks, equipped as Signal Corps K-51 Radio Trucks, with K-52 1-ton Ben Hur trailers, parked on Pier X, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, Newport News, VA, 25 February 1943.