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 Cargo Truck (G7107 and G7117)

The Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Cargo Truck (G7107) 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 G7107 is the basic cargo truck of the G506 series, with a standard 9 foot bed. The G7107 Cargo Truck was produced with cargo beds made of both wood and metal.

The G7117 Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Cargo Truck was the same vehicle but with a front-mounted PTO winch.

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. The wheelbase was 145 inches.

Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Cargo Truck with winch (G7107)
Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Cargo Truck w/winch (G7107).

Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Cargo Truck w/winch (G7107)
Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Cargo Truck w/winch (G7107).

Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Cargo Truck w/winch (G7107)
Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Cargo Truck w/winch (G7107).