Today in WW II: 16 Dec 1941 Japanese merchant ship Atsutasan Maru sunk by USS Swordfish [SS-193], the first US Navy submarine to sink a Japanese ship in WW II.  More 
16 Dec 1941 Japanese troops land on the island of Borneo, Southeast Asia.
16 Dec 1942 Adolf Hitler directs that anyone with any amount of Gypsy blood is to be sent to 'resettlement' camps in the East.
16 Dec 1944 Most deadly German V-2 rocket attack of the war occurred when a V-2 struck the Rex Theatre in Antwerp, Belgium, killing 567 people, wounding 291 others.
16 Dec 1944 Battle of the Bulge begins, major German counteroffensive in Ardennes Forest, Belgium.
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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.