Today in WW II: 18 Oct 1941 General Hideki Tojo becomes the 40th Prime Minister of Japan, serving until 22 July 1944 when he was forced out by the loss of Saipan.  More 
18 Oct 1943 Third Moscow Conference: US Britain, and the Soviets discuss the progress of the war against Germany and post-war methods to ensure peace [18 Oct-11 Nov].
18 Oct 1944 Volkssturm founded by Hitler, mobilizing all German civilian males between sixteen and sixty for a suicidal final defense of the Third Reich.
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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).