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