Today in WW II: 26 May 1940 Evacuation of Dunkirk begins, withdrawing British forces from continental Europe [Operation Dynamo, 26 May-3 June].  More 
26 May 1942 German Afrika Korps counteroffensive in North Africa drives the British back to the Gazala line, just in front of Tobruk [26-27 May].
26 May 1942 At remote oasis in the Libyan desert, Free French and British troops slow the German advance [Battle of Bir Hakeim].
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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.