Today in WW II: 1 Apr 1939 Spanish Civil War ends with the surrender of the last of the Republican forces.  More 
1 Apr 1941 Following a coup by pro-German Iraqi army officers, a pro-Axis regime is set up in Iraq.
1 Apr 1943 Meat, fats, canned goods, and cheese rationed in US. Wages, salaries, and prices are frozen.
1 Apr 1945 US troops land on Okinawa.
1 Apr 1945 Anne Frank dies from starvation, mistreatment and disease in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp [exact date unknown].
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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.