Today in WW II: 19 Mar 1941 99th Pursuit Squadron activated at Chanute Field in Rantoul, IL, the unit that became the Tuskegee Airmen.  More 
19 Mar 1943 China Air Task Force [Flying Tigers] disbanded as Fourteenth Air Force established by special order of the President with General Claire Lee Chennault as commander.
19 Mar 1944 Operation Margarethe launched by Germany to occupy Hungary.
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M1089 or M1089A1 5 ton Wrecker

The M-1089 or M1089A1 5 ton Wrecker is a member of the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV), providing tactical unit mobility and logistics for the U.S. Army and the other military services.

Curb Weight 34,773 lb 15,773 kg
Length 366 in 9,305 mm
Width 96 in 2,438 mm
Oper. Height 112 in 2,845 mm
Air Trans. Height 105.5 in 2,680 mm
Wheelbase 209 in 5,300 mm
Range (Min. Gr. Wt.) 300+ mi 483+ km
Approach Angle 40
Departure Angle 40
Payload (Lift & Tow Stinger) 11,000 lb 4,990 kg
Towed Load 36,836 lb 16,709 kg

M1089 5 ton Wrecker
M1089 5 ton Wrecker.