Today in WW II: 23 Oct 1941 Romanian troops slaughter over 20,000 Jews in the Odessa area, in reprisal for bomb set by Soviets. More 
23 Oct 1942 2nd Battle of El Alamein, Egypt begins; British successfully driving the German Afrika Korps out of Egypt [23 Oct-4 Nov].
23 Oct 1944 Naval Battle of Leyte Gulf begins in the Philippines, protecting US 6th Army Leyte beachheads from sea based attack [23-26 Oct].
23 Oct 1944 Palawan Island, Japanese armada detected on route to Leyte; American submarines sink two Japanese cruisers.
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Trailer, Water, 250 gallon, 1 Ton, 2 Wheel (G-527) 'Ben Hur'

The G-527 Trailer, Water, 250 gallon, 1 Ton, 2 Wheel was towed by 3/4 ton or heavier vehicles to provide drinking water to the field. A hand pump at the front of the tank delivered the water to dispensing faucets. Manufactured by Ben Hur, Checker, and Springfield. Sometimes called "Ben Hur water trailer."

Manuals for the Trailer, Water, 250 gallon, 1 Ton, 2 Wheel (G-527) include:

  • ORD 9 G527 Parts List
  • TM 10-1212 Parts and Maintenance

Trailer, Water, 250 gallon, 1 Ton Photo Album

Factory photo of Trailer, Water, 250 gallon, 1 Ton, 2 Wheel (G-527) by Ben Hur
Factory photo of Trailer, Water, 250 gallon, 1 Ton, 2 Wheel (G-527) by Ben Hur.

1940 photo of Trailer, Water, 250 gallon, 1 Ton, 2 Wheel (G-527)
1940 photo of Trailer, Water, 250 gallon, 1 Ton, 2 Wheel (G-527)

1940 photo of Trailer, Water, 250 gallon, 1 Ton, 2 Wheel (G-527)
1940 photo of Trailer, Water, 250 gallon, 1 Ton, 2 Wheel (G-527)