Today in WW II: 11 Jul 1940 US Quartermaster Corps asked 135 companies to bid on seventy light reconnaissance and command cars, the origin of the military jeep.  More 
11 Jul 1941 Establishing the first US foreign intelligence organization, Wm. J. Donovan becomes Coordinator of Information, head of the organization renamed OSS in 1942, the predecessor of the post-war CIA.
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GMC M217 Truck, Gasoline Tank, 2 1/2 ton, 6x6 (G-749)

The M-217 2 1/2 Ton 6x6 Gasoline Tank Truck is part of the GMC M-135 Series of Cargo Trucks. More information is found on the linked page.

GMC M217 Truck, Gasoline Tank, 2 1/2 ton, 6x6 (G-749), delivering fuel to a continuous mix asphalt plant
GMC M217 Truck, Gasoline Tank, 2 1/2 ton, 6x6 (G-749), delivering fuel to a continuous mix asphalt plant.

GMC M217 Truck, Gasoline Tank, 2 1/2 ton, 6x6 (G-749), from TM 9-8024
GMC M217 Truck, Gasoline Tank, 2 1/2 ton, 6x6 (G-749), from TM 9-8024

GMC M217 Truck, Gasoline Tank, 2 1/2 ton, 6x6 (G-749), from TM 9-8024
GMC M217 Truck, Gasoline Tank, 2 1/2 ton, 6x6 (G-749), from TM 9-8024