Today in WW II: 16 Sep 1940 Selective Training and Service Act of 1940 signed by Pres. Roosevelt, beginning the military draft of US men aged 21-36.  More 
16 Sep 1941 German encirclement of Soviet forces in Kiev completed, to be followed by ruthless German attacks to annihilate the trapped Red Army troops.
16 Sep 1943 Malaya Zemlya enclave of Novorossiysk port on the Black Sea, after holding out against Wehrmacht for 225 days, liberated by the Red Army.
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GMC M221 Truck, Tractor, 2 1/2 ton, 6x6 (G-749)

The M-221 2 1/2 Ton 6x6 Tractor is part of the GMC M-135 Series of Cargo Trucks. More information is found on the linked page.

U.S. Military GMC M221 Truck, Tractor, 2 1/2 ton, 6x6 (G-749), from TM 9-8024
U.S. Military GMC M221 Truck, Tractor, 2 1/2 ton, 6x6 (G-749), from TM 9-8024

U.S. Military GMC M221 Truck, Tractor, 2 1/2 ton, 6x6 (G-749), from TM 9-8024
U.S. Military GMC M221 Truck, Tractor, 2 1/2 ton, 6x6 (G-749), from TM 9-8024