Today in WW II: 17 Aug 1940 Italian armed forces under Marshal d'Armata Rodolfo Graziani invaded and occupied British Somaliland, threatening American Red Sea merchant shipping and British access to India.  More 
17 Aug 1942 Raid on Makin Atoll in the Gilbert Islands, led by Lt. Colonel Evans F. Carlson, USMC.
17 Aug 1943 RAF attack (Operation Hydra) on German V-2 rocket facility at Peenemünde demolishes the factory. Over 500 Allied bombers dropped 1600 tons of explosives and 280 tons of incendiaries.
17 Aug 1943 First Quebec Conference [QUADRANT] held between British, Canadian and United States governments [August 17-24].
17 Aug 1943 Just hours after the last German units evacuated the city, elements of the US 3d Infantry Division's 7th Infantry Regiment enter Messina, Sicily, the final objective of Operation Husky.
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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).