Today in WW II: 26 Jul 1941 Major Gen. Douglas MacArthur, retired US Army Chief of Staff, recalled to active duty, assigned to mobilize the Philippine Army and strengthen the US garrison in the Philippine Islands.  More 
26 Jul 1945 Allies issue the Potsdam Declaration calling for the surrender of Japan, promising 'prompt and utter destruction' if not.
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Crane, Wheel Mounted, 5 ton, Model H446 and H446A

The air transportable "Crane, Wheel Mounted, 5 ton" was produced by Hanson Manufacturing Co. in the late 1960s through mid-1970s. It was powered by a Detroit Diesel engine, and had a boom length of 25 feet.

Crane, Wheel Mounted, 5 ton, Model H446A. Photo:  Government Liquidation.com
Crane, Wheel Mounted, 5 ton, Model H446A. Photo: Government Liquidation.com

Crane, Wheel Mounted, 5 ton, Model H446. Photo:  Government Liquidation.com
Crane, Wheel Mounted, 5 ton, Model H446. Photo: Government Liquidation.com

Crane, Wheel Mounted, 5 ton, Model H446. Photo:  Government Liquidation.com
Crane, Wheel Mounted, 5 ton, Model H446. Interior of operators cab. Photo: Government Liquidation.com