Today in WW II: 16 Aug 1944 Canadian troops secure Falaise, still 15 miles north of US XV Corps, a gap that permitted large numbers of German troops to escape to the east from the Battle of the Falaise Pocket.   

Trailer, Cargo, 2 Wheel, 1 ton, World War II (G518)

The Trailer, Cargo, 2 Wheel, 1 ton, World War II (G518) was produced during World War II by many manufacturers. It was produced with a wood body from mid-1942 but later was changed back to steel construction. This trailer was towed by most trucks in the range of 1 1/2 ton or larger.

Trailer, Cargo, 2 Wheel, 1 ton, World War II (G518).  Photo 1 May 1941
Trailer, Cargo, 2 Wheel, 1 ton, World War II (G518). Photo 1 May 1941.

A U.S. Army truck and Trailer, Cargo, 2 Wheel, 1 ton (G518) back up into a C-119 Flying Boxcar for evacuation during the Korean War, Yonpo Airfield, December 1950
A U.S. Army truck and Trailer, Cargo, 2 Wheel, 1 ton (G518) back up into a C-119 Flying Boxcar for evacuation during the Korean War, Yonpo Airfield, December 1950.

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