Today in WW II: 16 Sep 1940 Selective Training and Service Act of 1940 signed by Pres. Roosevelt, beginning the military draft of US men aged 21-36.  More 
16 Sep 1941 German encirclement of Soviet forces in Kiev completed, to be followed by ruthless German attacks to annihilate the trapped Red Army troops.
16 Sep 1943 Malaya Zemlya enclave of Novorossiysk port on the Black Sea, after holding out against Wehrmacht for 225 days, liberated by the Red Army.
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GMC Model AFWX-354 Truck, 3-Ton, 6x4

The GMC Model AFWX-354 Truck, 3-Ton, 6x4 was a specialized vehicle built to carry a searchlight unit and its crew. It was powered by the GMC 256 cu. in. 6 cyl. 77 bhp engine. The full nomenclature was Truck, GMC, 2 1/2 Ton, 6x4, Searchlight Body, COE (AFWX-354-10A).

GMC AFWX354 Scan: Courtesy of Richard Notton from Bart Vanderveen's Observer's Fighting Vehicle Directory, WW II
Scan: Courtesy of Richard Notton from Bart Vanderveen's "Observer's Fighting Vehicle Directory, WW II."

AFWX-354 Truck, 3-Ton, 6x4
AFWX-354 Truck, 3-Ton, 6x4.

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