Today in WW II: 9 May 1941 British Royal Navy captures German submarine U-110, with Enigma cryptography machine onboard. More 
9 May 1943 Japanese troops in Changjiao, Hunan, China kill more than 30,000 civilians and rape thousands of women [Changjiao Massacre, 9-12 May 1943], one of many Japanese war crimes in WW II.
9 May 1945 German officials in Berlin sign a document explicitly surrendering to Soviet forces in the presence of Soviet General Georgy Zhukov.
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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.