Today in WW II: 17 Oct 1941 USS Kearny [DD-432] torpedoed but not sunk by German submarine U-568, near Iceland, killing 11 sailors, the first American military casualties of WW II.  More 
17 Oct 1943 At Gothenburg, about 10,000 seriously wounded and sick German and British POWs, about half from each side, make up the first British-German prisoner exchange of WW II [17-21 Oct].
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Truck, Ambulance, 1 1/4 ton, 4x4 M725 "five-quarter" (G-890) Kaiser

The Truck, Ambulance, 1 1/4 ton, 4x4 M-725 is a variant of the Kaiser Jeep M-715 5/4 ton U.S. Military Truck, built by Kaiser from 1967-1969 to replace the Dodge M-43 ambulance of the M-37 3/4 ton truck series. The M725 had a crew of two and could transport five patients on stretchers or eight walking wounded. It was powered by the Kaiser Jeep 258 cid 6 cyl. 150hp gasoline engine and could reach 60 mph. Operators manual is TM 9-230-244-10.

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M-725 Kaiser Jeep Ambulance at 4th Infantry Division Museum, Ft. Hood, TX, 2 December 2005. Photo: Courtesy of Bob Pettit.

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M-725 Kaiser Jeep Ambulance, Granbury, TX, 4 October 2005. Photo: Courtesy of Bob Pettit.

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M-725 Kaiser Jeep Ambulance, Granbury, TX, 4 October 2005. Photo: Courtesy of Bob Pettit.