Today in WW II: 15 May 1940 Dutch armies surrender to Germany.  More 
15 May 1942 Gas rationing begins for the Eastern United States.
15 May 1942 US Congress authorizes Women's Auxiliary Army Corps [WAAC].
15 May 1944 Germans begin withdrawal from the Gustav Line to new positions south of Rome, Italy.
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Truck, Maintenance, 2 1/2 ton, 6x6, M764, Earthboring Machine & Pole Setter

The Truck, Maintenance, 2 1/2 ton, 6x6, M764 is built on the chassis of the M-35 Cargo Truck, a part of the G-742 (or M-44) series of 2 1/2 ton trucks. The full nomenclature is "Truck, Maintenance, 2 1/2 ton, 6x6, M764, Earthboring Machine & Pole Setter with Winch" to indicate the special equipment mounted on this truck. It is designed to set and pull telephone poles and to lay wire and light cable.

The M764 truck is NSN 2320-00-937-5980 and its manuals are in the TM 9-2320-209-xx series, where the xx represents the maintenance level.

Truck, Maintenance, 2 1/2 ton, 6x6, M764. Photo courtesy of Eastern Surplus & Equipment Company
Truck, Maintenance, 2 1/2 ton, 6x6, M764. Photo courtesy of Eastern Surplus & Equipment Company.

Truck, Maintenance, 2 1/2 ton, 6x6, M764. Photo courtesy of Eastern Surplus & Equipment Company
Truck, Maintenance, 2 1/2 ton, 6x6, M764. Photo courtesy of Eastern Surplus & Equipment Company.

Truck, Maintenance, 2 1/2 ton, 6x6, M764. Photo courtesy of Eastern Surplus & Equipment Company
Truck, Maintenance, 2 1/2 ton, 6x6, M764. Photo courtesy of Eastern Surplus & Equipment Company.

Truck, Maintenance, 2 1/2 ton, 6x6, M764. Photo courtesy of Eastern Surplus & Equipment Company
Truck, Maintenance, 2 1/2 ton, 6x6, M764. Photo courtesy of Eastern Surplus & Equipment Company.

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