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Today in WW II: 15 Aug 1940 Peak day for Luftwaffe sorties against England, including bombing in the North of Britain. More 
15 Aug 1942 Operation Pedestal, a last ditch attempt to re-supply Malta and avoid surrender to a German blockade, succeeds as tanker SS Ohio and other convoy ships reach Grand Harbour port.
15 Aug 1943 In the Aleutians, US troops land on Kiska Island to retake it from the Japanese ([5-24 Aug].
15 Aug 1944 Operation Dragoon [aka Anvil] invasion of Southern France.
15 Aug 1945 Japanese surrender, remembered as VJ Day (Victory over Japan) in the U.K. [14 August east of the date line, 15 August in Japan].
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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The M1 155mm howitzer superseded the M1918 155mm Schneider howitzer in late 1942.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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