Today in WW II: 17 Oct 1941 USS Kearny [DD-432] torpedoed but not sunk by German submarine U-568, near Iceland, killing 11 sailors, the first American military casualties of WW II.  More 
17 Oct 1943 At Gothenburg, about 10,000 seriously wounded and sick German and British POWs, about half from each side, make up the first British-German prisoner exchange of WW II [17-21 Oct].
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USMC Landing Vehicle, Tracked (4) (LVT-4 or AMTRAC)

USMC Landing Vehicle, Tracked (4) (LVT-4 or AMTRAC Model 4) is 26 feet long and has a rear ramp. It carries 45 men, a jeep or fieldpiece with crew.

USMC Landing Vehicle, Tracked (4) (LVT-4)
USMC Landing Vehicle, Tracked (4) (LVT-4)

USMC LVT-4 at the National Museum of the Pacific War, Fredericksburg, TX.  Photo courtesy of Bob Pettit.
USMC LVT-4 at The National Museum of the Pacific War (formerly the Admiral Nimitz Museum and Historical Center), Fredericksburg, TX. Photo courtesy of Bob Pettit.

USMC LVT-4 at the National Museum of the Pacific War, Fredericksburg, TX.  Photo courtesy of Bob Pettit.
USMC LVT-4 at The National Museum of the Pacific War (formerly the Admiral Nimitz Museum and Historical Center), Fredericksburg, TX. Photo courtesy of Bob Pettit.

USMC LVT-4 at the National Museum of the Pacific War, Fredericksburg, TX.  Photo courtesy of Bob Pettit.
USMC LVT-4 at The National Museum of the Pacific War (formerly the Admiral Nimitz Museum and Historical Center), Fredericksburg, TX. Photo courtesy of Bob Pettit.

USMC LVT-4 at the National Museum of the Pacific War, Fredericksburg, TX.  Photo courtesy of Bob Pettit.
USMC LVT-4 at The National Museum of the Pacific War (formerly the Admiral Nimitz Museum and Historical Center), Fredericksburg, TX. Photo courtesy of Bob Pettit.



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