Today in WW II: 5 Jun 1940 100 Wehrmacht divisions with 2000 Panzers plus massive air support attack France at four points, outflanking the static Maginot defenses and overwhelming the pathetic Weygand Line. More ↓
5 Jun 1941 During the Bombing of Chongqing, 4000 residents hidden in a bomb shelter tunnel are asphyxiated.
5 Jun 1941 German ammunition depot explodes at Smederevo on the outskirts of Belgrade, Serbia, killing 2,500 and injuring more than 4,500.
5 Jun 1944 In the night before D-Day, thousands of US and British paratroopers fly from England to jump over Normandy [5-6 Jun].
5 Jun 1944 In a black Halifax, Team HUGH departed England at 2300 hours, the first Jedburgh team to infiltrate into occupied Europe, landing on French soil early D-Day mcrning.
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Cushman 30 Series Scooters
Cushman Motor Works manufactured the 30 Series scooters from late 1943 through the end of World War II in 1945. The Model 32 had a centrifugal clutch while the Model 34 had a two speed transmission and clutch. These scooters were commonly used during WW II for messengers and for internal transportation in large naval bases and industrial plants.
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Cushman 30 Series Scooters Photo Gallery
Cushman 30 Series Scooter carrying T/5 Leroy Courtney of Columbus, OH at Pier 5, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, VA, 20 January 1945.
Cushman 30 Series Scooter with driver and Sgt. Beverly B. Hanlen of Mount Jewett, PA, providing directions, Finger Piers, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, VA, 15 July 1944.