Today in WW II: 17 Jun 1940 As Germany overruns France, Allied troops execute Operation Ariel, the evacuation of France [15-25 June].  More 
17 Jun 1940 Luftwaffe bombs and sinks the British ship RMS Lancastria with the loss of 5800 troops being evacuated near Saint-Nazaire, France.
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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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