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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 Truck Tractor (G7113)

The Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Truck Tractor (G7113) 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 G7113 was used to haul light, general purpose cargo trailers for specific tasks such as delivering ammunition, raations, medical supplies or other material.

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. It had a wheelbase of 145 inches.

Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Truck Tractor (G7113), shown with a six-ton stake trailer
Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Truck Tractor (G7113), shown with a six-ton stake trailer.

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