Today in WW II: 23 Feb 1942 Japanese submarine I-17 attacks a coastal oil refinery at Santa Barbara, CA. 17 high-explosive shells cause insignificant damage.  More 
23 Feb 1944 US forces achieve victory in the Battle of Eniwetok Atoll, in the Pacific Marshall Islands.
23 Feb 1945 US Marines from 28th Marines, 5th Marine Division captured the summit of Mt. Suribachi on Iwo Jima, after days of intense fighting. Without realizing its significance, Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal snapped the world famous Iwo Jima flag photo.
23 Feb 1945 Allied Forces cross the Roer River [Operation Grenade].
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FV721 Fox Armored Scout Car

The Fox FV721 Combat Reconnaissance Wheeled Vehicle served the British Army between 1973 and 1994. It was a 4x4 vehicle that superseded the Ferret Armored Scout Car and Saladin. It was armed with a 30mm cannon in the turret and a co-axial 7.62 mm machine gun.

Two columns of British Army Fox armored combat reconnaissance vehicles drive along 17th of June Street during the annual Allied Forces Day parade, Berlin, Germany, 17 June 1989
Two columns of British Army Fox armored combat reconnaissance vehicles drive along 17th of June Street during the annual Allied Forces Day parade, Berlin, Germany, 17 June 1989.

Close up of British Army Fox armored combat reconnaissance vehicle on 17th of June Street during the annual Allied Forces Day parade, Berlin, Germany, 17 June 1989
Close up of British Army Fox armored combat reconnaissance vehicle on 17th of June Street during the annual Allied Forces Day parade, Berlin, Germany, 17 June 1989.

Fox Armored Scout Vehicle.  Photo: Courtesy of Alan Wise
Fox Armored Scout Vehicle. Photo: Courtesy of Alan Wise.