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. 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.