Today in WW II: 12 Jan 1944 In Italy, Allied attack on the Gustav Line resumes, centered on Monte Cassino. More ↓
12 Jan 1945 Japanese bombing balloon lands near Regina, Saskatchewa causing minor damage, one of over 9000 launched from Japan during 1944-1945 against US and Canada.
12 Jan 1945 First convoy of 113 vehicles starts from Ledo [in India] via the reopened Burma Road to deliver supplies to China.
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Harnischfeger P&H 855B Crane-Shovel
Successor to the World War II Crawler Cranes, the Harnischfeger P&H Model 855B was made in a number of configurations as a shovel, dragline or other uses. The unit pictured is a Model 855BG-3, manufactured January 1961 with the Cat engine, as stamped on its dataplate. It was equipped with a dragline bucket. The technical manuals for this crane seem to refer to slightly different model and stock numbers:
TM 5-3810-201-12 CRANE-SHOVEL UNIT, CRAWLER MTD; 40-TON; 2 CU YD; DIESEL DRIVEN (W/HARNISCHFE ENGINE MODEL 687C-18-ES) (W/CATERPILLAR ENGINE MODEL D333TA) (HARNISCHFEGER MODEL 855BG-2) NON-WINTERIZED, NSN 3810-00-542-3 WINTERIZED, NSN 3810-00-542-3049 (HARNISCHFEGER MODEL 855BG-3) NON-WINTERIZED, (NSN 3810-00-786-5200) (REPRINTED W/BASIC INCL C2-3)
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Harnischfeger P&H 855B Crane-Shovel.
Harnischfeger P&H 855B Crane-Shovel, right side view.
Harnischfeger P&H 855B Crane-Shovel, left side view.
Harnischfeger P&H 855B Crane-Shovel dataplate.
Harnischfeger P&H 855B Crane-Shovel nameplate.