Today in WW II: 13 Aug 1944 US XV Corps [of US 3rd Army] captures Argentan, threatening to close the Falaise Pocket on the overextended Germans.  More 
13 Aug 1944 Gen. Bradley orders Gen. Patton to stop northward movement of XV Corps, preventing them from meeting Canadian troops and sealing the Argentan-Falaise pocket.
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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.