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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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.