Today in WW II: 16 Oct 1939 Germans counterattack in the Saar, quickly expelling the French invaders. More 
16 Oct 1940 Selective Service draft registration begins in the United States for approximately 16 million men.
16 Oct 1940 34 ships sunk from Convoy SC-7 and Convoy HX-79 by German submarine Wolf Pack, one of the worst attacks of the war in the Atlantic [16-19 Oct].
16 Oct 1941 Germans and Romanians march into Odessa, following the Soviet evacuation.
16 Oct 1941 Although Stalin remains in Moscow, Soviet government moves east to Kuybyshev [Samara] on the Volga River, where they remain until summer of 1943.
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M1A2 155mm Howitzer

The M1 155mm howitzer superseded the M1918 155mm Schneider howitzer in late 1942. It was redesignated the Howitzer, Medium, Towed 155 mm, M114 after World War II.

Howitzer, 155mm, M1A2 at Highland Lakes Air Museum, Burnet, TX. Photo: Courtesy of Bob Pettit
Howitzer, 155mm, M1A2 at Highland Lakes Air Museum, Burnet, TX. Photo: Courtesy of Bob Pettit.

Howitzer, 155mm, M1A2 at Highland Lakes Air Museum, Burnet, TX. Photo: Courtesy of Bob Pettit
Howitzer, 155mm, M1A2 at Highland Lakes Air Museum, Burnet, TX. Photo: Courtesy of Bob Pettit.

Howitzer, 155mm, M1A2 at Highland Lakes Air Museum, Burnet, TX. Photo: Courtesy of Bob Pettit
Howitzer, 155mm, M1A2 at Highland Lakes Air Museum, Burnet, TX. Photo: Courtesy of Bob Pettit.

Data plate, Carriage, Howitzer, 155mm, M1A2 at Highland Lakes Air Museum, Burnet, TX. Photo: Courtesy of Bob Pettit
Data plate, Carriage, Howitzer, 155mm, M1A2 at Highland Lakes Air Museum, Burnet, TX. Photo: Courtesy of Bob Pettit.

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