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 LWB Cargo Truck (G7127)

The Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Long Wheel Base (LWB) Cargo Truck (G7127) 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 G7127 is much like the G7107, the basic cargo truck of the G506 series, but has a 15 ft. cargo bed instead of the standard 9 foot bed. The G7127 has a wheel base of 175 inches.

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.

Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Cargo Truck (G7127)
Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton 4x4 Cargo Truck (G7127)