Today in WW II: 24 May 1941 Battle of the Denmark Strait: German battleship Bismarck sinks British battlecruiser HMS Hood, flagship of the Home Fleet, killing all but 3 of the 1418 crew.  More 
24 May 1943 Dr. Josef Mengele, German SS officer and physician, becomes the medical officer at Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.
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M-114 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)

M-114 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) at the Pate Museum of Transportation, Ft. Worth, TX.  Photo courtesy of Bob Pettit
M-114 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) at the Pate Museum of Transportation, Ft. Worth, TX. Photo courtesy of Bob Pettit.

M-114 APC on border patrol in West Germany
M-114 APC on border patrol in West Germany.

M-114 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) at the Pate Museum of Transportation, Ft. Worth, TX.  Photo courtesy of Bob Pettit
M-114 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) at the Pate Museum of Transportation, Ft. Worth, TX. Photo courtesy of Bob Pettit.