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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Honda 250cc Military Motorcycle

Honda military 250 cc dirt bike.  Photo: Courtesy of Paul E. Schwartz
Honda military 250 cc dirt bike. Photo: Courtesy of Paul E. Schwartz.

Honda military 250 cc dirt bike.  Photo: Courtesy of Neil C. Harris
Honda military 250 cc dirt bike. Photo: Courtesy of Neil C. Harris.

Honda military 250 cc dirt bike.  Photo: Courtesy of Neil C. Harris
Honda military 250 cc dirt bike. Photo: Courtesy of Neil C. Harris.

Honda military 250 cc dirt bike.  Photo: Courtesy of Neil C. Harris
Honda military 250 cc dirt bike. Photo: Courtesy of Neil C. Harris.

Honda military 250 cc dirt bike.  Photo: Courtesy of Neil C. Harris
Honda military 250 cc dirt bike. Photo: Courtesy of Neil C. Harris.

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