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Today in WW II: 9 Dec 1940 British North African offensive begins against Italian forces in Somaliland, Egypt and Libya.  More 
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9 Dec 1942 Renewed attacks by Australian forces break through and take Gona Village, Papua New Guinea.
9 Dec 1945 Gen. George S. Patton, Jr. severely injured in a collision between his staff car and an Army truck, while on a hunting trip in the country outside Mannheim, Germany.
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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. 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
U.S. Army M-809 Truck, Chassis: 5-ton, 6x6 with stake body carrying M12A1 decontamination equipment, Pine Bluff Arsenal, AR, 6 June 1984.