Today in WW II: 10 Nov 1941 To increase production, US Army gives Ford Motor Co. a contract to manufacture the Willys designed jeep.  More 
10 Nov 1944 Accidental detonation of 3800 tons of ammunition on USS Mount Hood [AE-11] while anchored on Manus Island [Papua New Guinea] destroys itself and 22 small boats, damages 36 nearby ships, and kills 432 men with 371 more injured.
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USMC M-76 Otter Amphibious Vehicle

M-76 Otter.  Marine on the machine gun is David Blondin.  Photo: Courtesy Carl Smith
M-76 Otter. Marine on the machine gun is David Blondin. Photo: Courtesy Carl Smith.

M-76 Otter.  Photo: Courtesy Carl Smith
M-76 Otter. Photo: Courtesy Carl Smith.

M-76 Otter.  Vietnam Laundry Day. Photo: Courtesy Marvin Lockard
M-76 Otter. Vietnam Laundry Day. Photo: Courtesy Marvin Lockard.