Today in WW II: 17 Jun 1940 As Germany overruns France, Allied troops execute Operation Ariel, the evacuation of France [15-25 June].  More 
17 Jun 1940 Luftwaffe bombs and sinks the British ship RMS Lancastria with the loss of 5800 troops being evacuated near Saint-Nazaire, France.
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M152 Dodge 3/4 Ton Panel Truck (G-741)

The M152 Panel Truck is a member of the M-37 Dodge 3/4 ton 4x4 Truck Family (G-741).

The panel truck version of the M37 was called the XM152 by the U.S. military, using the X prefix since it was not made standard. The M152CDN panel truck was a variant of the XM152 panel truck, made for the Canadian Army in 1954-55. It was standardized, but only about 1000 were produced.

The M152 was based on the M43 Ambulance, but with changes such as sliding side doors, single or double rear doors, side windows, etc. There were small differences between the XM152 pilot models (five built in various configurations) and the M152CDN, the only production vehicle with side windows.

M152CDN panel truck
M152CDN panel truck.

M152CDN panel truck
M152CDN panel truck.

M152CDN panel truck. Photographed at Cedar Point Amusement Park, Sandusky, OH.  Photo: Courtesy of Bob Pettit
M152CDN panel truck. Photographed at Cedar Point Amusement Park, Sandusky, OH. Photo: Courtesy of Bob Pettit.