Today in WW II: 15 Aug 1940 Peak day for Luftwaffe sorties against England, including bombing in the North of Britain. More 
15 Aug 1942 Operation Pedestal, a last ditch attempt to re-supply Malta and avoid surrender to a German blockade, succeeds as tanker SS Ohio and other convoy ships reach Grand Harbour port.
15 Aug 1943 In the Aleutians, US troops land on Kiska Island to retake it from the Japanese ([5-24 Aug].
15 Aug 1944 Operation Dragoon [aka Anvil] invasion of Southern France.
15 Aug 1945 Japanese surrender, remembered as VJ Day (Victory over Japan) in the U.K. [14 August east of the date line, 15 August in Japan].
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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.