Today in WW II: 20 Feb 1942 Navy Lt. Cdr. Edward 'Butch' O'Hare of Chicago becomes America's first World War II flying ace. Chicago expanded old Orchard field in 1946, renaming it for O'Hare.  More 
20 Feb 1944 Operation Argument aka 'Big Week' begins; American bombers concentrate on German aircraft manufacturing to lure the Luftwaffe into a decisive battle.
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M52 Truck, Tractor, 5 ton, 6x6

The M52 Truck, Tractor, 5 ton, 6x6 is part of the G-744 (or M-39) series of 5 ton 6x6 trucks. Details of the history, model numbers, and configurations of the M39-series of trucks are on the linked page.

An M52 Truck, Tractor, 5 ton, 6x6 towing a 6th Marine Amphibious Brigade M198 155mm howitzer up the stern loading ramp of the Waterman class maritime prepositioning ship SS PFC. EUGENE A. OBREGON, 15 March 1985
An M52 Truck, Tractor, 5 ton, 6x6 towing a 6th Marine Amphibious Brigade M198 155mm howitzer up the stern loading ramp of the Waterman class maritime prepositioning ship SS PFC. EUGENE A. OBREGON, 15 March 1985.

An M-52 Truck, Tractor, 5 ton, 6x6 towing a semi-trailer with a container of equipment for the 6th Marine Amphibious Brigade, Wilmington, NC, 15 March 1985.  The ship in the background is the Maersk class maritime prepositioning ship SS CPL. LOUIS J. HAUGE JR.
An M-52 Truck, Tractor, 5 ton, 6x6 towing a semi-trailer with a container of equipment for the 6th Marine Amphibious Brigade, Wilmington, NC, 15 March 1985. The ship in the background is the Maersk class maritime prepositioning ship SS CPL. LOUIS J. HAUGE JR.

M-52 Truck, Tractor, 5 ton, 6x6
M52A2 Truck, Tractor, 5 ton, 6x6. Unit pictured was manufactured by Kaiser Jeep in 1968.

M-52 Truck, Tractor, 5 ton, 6x6
M52 Truck, Tractor, 5 ton, 6x6. Photo: Government Liquidation.com

M-52 Truck, Tractor, 5 ton, 6x6
M52 Truck, Tractor, 5 ton, 6x6. Photo: Government Liquidation.com