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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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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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