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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M809 Truck, Chassis: 5-ton, 6x6
The M-809 Truck, Chassis, 5 Ton 6x6 is part of the G-908 (or M-809) series of 5 ton 6x6 trucks. Details of the history, model numbers, and configurations of the M809-series of trucks are on the linked page.
The M-809 Truck, Chassis, 5 Ton 6x6 is produced with and without a winch.
The M-809 was a 5-ton 6x6 LWB chassis used for mounting truck bodies and was converted for other military tasks. The M-809 was approximately 317 inches, bumper to bumper, and 206 inches from the center of the front axle to the center of the rearmost axle.
U.S. Navy M-809 Truck, Chassis: 5-ton, 6x6 with water tank body being off-loaded from the vehicle cargo ship SS American Eagle for use during the multi-national joint service Exercise Bright Star '85, August 1985.
U.S. Army M-809 Truck, Chassis: 5-ton, 6x6 with stake body carrying M12A1 decontamination equipment, Pine Bluff Arsenal, AR, 6 June 1984.