Today in WW II: 12 Jan 1944 In Italy, Allied attack on the Gustav Line resumes, centered on Monte Cassino.  More 
12 Jan 1945 Japanese bombing balloon lands near Regina, Saskatchewa causing minor damage, one of over 9000 launched from Japan during 1944-1945 against US and Canada.
12 Jan 1945 First convoy of 113 vehicles starts from Ledo [in India] via the reopened Burma Road to deliver supplies to China.
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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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