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Today in WW II: 25 May 1940 Boulogne, France is captured by the Germans.  More 
25 May 1941 King George of Greece abandons Crete, relocating to Cairo in a narrow escape from German forces.
25 May 1942 Japanese attack force leaves Hokkaido for invasion of the Aleutians Islands, Alaska.
25 May 1945 Chiefs of Staff of US military set 1 November 1945 as start date for invasion of Japan [Operation Downfall]. The huge casualties of Downfall avoided by use of Atomic Bombs in Aug 1945.
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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.