Today in WW II: 9 Jul 1940 Battle of Calabria [Battle of Punta Stilo, the toe of Italy] fought between the Italian Royal Navy and the British/Australian Royal Navies, 30 miles [48km] east of Punta Stilo.  More 
9 Jul 1943 US-British invasion of Sicily begins [night of 9-10 Jul].
9 Jul 1944 British and Canadian forces capture Caen from the Germans, a critical post-D-Day objective in Normandy, France.
9 Jul 1944 US forces reach the northern end of Saipan, finding thousands of Japanese civilian men, women, and children who commit suicide by leaping off the cliffs rather than be captured.
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GMC M222 Truck, Water Tank, 2 1/2 ton, 6x6 (G-749)

The M-222 2 1/2 Ton 6x6 Water Tank Truck is part of the GMC M-135 Series of Cargo Trucks. More information is found on the linked page.

U.S. Military GMC M222 Truck, Water Tank, 2 1/2 ton, 6x6 (G-749), from TM 9-8024
U.S. Military GMC M222 Truck, Water Tank, 2 1/2 ton, 6x6 (G-749), from TM 9-8024

U.S. Military GMC M222 Truck, Water Tank, 2 1/2 ton, 6x6 (G-749), from TM 9-8024
U.S. Military GMC M222 Truck, Water Tank, 2 1/2 ton, 6x6 (G-749), from TM 9-8024