Today in WW II: 9 Jul 1940 Battle of Calabria [Battle of Punta Stilo, the toe of Italy] fought between the Italian Royal Navy and the British/Australian Royal Navies, 30 miles [48km] east of Punta Stilo.  More 
9 Jul 1943 US-British invasion of Sicily begins [night of 9-10 Jul].
9 Jul 1944 British and Canadian forces capture Caen from the Germans, a critical post-D-Day objective in Normandy, France.
9 Jul 1944 US forces reach the northern end of Saipan, finding thousands of Japanese civilian men, women, and children who commit suicide by leaping off the cliffs rather than be captured.
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M-1090 or M1090A1 5 ton Medium Tactical Vehicle Dump Truck

The M-1090 or M1090A1 5 ton Dump Truck 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 22,178 lb 10,060 kg
Length 286 in 7,266 mm
Width 96 in 2,438 mm
Oper. Height 119 in 3,030 mm
Air Trans. Height 105.5 in 2,680 mm
Wheelbase 161 in 4,100 mm
Range (Min. Gr. Wt.) 300+ mi 483+ km
Approach Angle 40
Departure Angle 44
Payload 10,000 lb 4,536 kg (5 cu yd)
Towed Load 21,000 lb 9,596 kg

M1090 or M1090A1 5 ton FMTV Dump Truck
M1090 or M1090A1 5 ton FMTV Dump Truck

M1090 or M1090A1 5 ton FMTV Dump Truck from 3rd Platoon, Bravo Company, 577 Engineer Bn., 1st Engineer Brigade, US Army Engineer School, Fort Leonard Wood, MO.
M1090 or M1090A1 5 ton FMTV Dump Truck from 3rd Platoon, Bravo Company, 577 Engineer Bn., 1st Engineer Brigade, US Army Engineer School, Fort Leonard Wood, MO.

M1090 or M1090A1 5 ton FMTV Dump Truck from 3rd Platoon, Bravo Company, 577 Engineer Bn., 1st Engineer Brigade, US Army Engineer School, Fort Leonard Wood, MO.
M1090 or M1090A1 5 ton FMTV Dump Truck from 3rd Platoon, Bravo Company, 577 Engineer Bn., 1st Engineer Brigade, US Army Engineer School, Fort Leonard Wood, MO.