Today in WW II: 3 May 1942 Japanese invasion of Tulagi, near Guadalcanal [3-4 May]. Invasion is successful and results in another Japanese military base.  More 
3 May 1944 Admiral Soemu Toyoda is appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Japanese Combined Fleet, replacing Fleet Admiral Mineichi Koga.
3 May 1945 German troops in Italy surrender, formally ending World War II in the Mediterranean.
3 May 1945 Reconquest of Burma essentially completed with the capture of Rangoon.
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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