Today in WW II: 11 Oct 1939 Letter signed by Albert Einstein is delivered to US President Franklin D. Roosevelt, urging the United States to rapidly develop the atomic bomb before Germany does, the inspiration for the Manhattan Project. More ↓
11 Oct 1942 Battle of Cape Esperance: US and Japanese naval forces clash off northwest coast of Guadalcanal. US victory opens supply lines for Allies, prevents Japanese reinforcement.
11 Oct 1942 Wave of relentless Luftwaffe air attacks against Malta begins, continuing for 17 days with heavy losses of British and German planes and pilots.
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M-817 Truck, Dump, 5 Ton 6x6
The M-817 Truck, Dump, 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.
Debris collected in the aftermath of Mount Pinatubo's eruption is emptied by a U.S. Navy Seebee M-817 Truck, Dump, 5 Ton 6x6, Subic Bay Naval Station, Philippines, 29 August 1991.
Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 (NMCB-4) with an M-817 Truck, Dump, 5 Ton 6x6, Cubi Point, Luzon Philippines, 24 September 1991. The Seebees were assigned to assist with the clean up of volcanic ash from an eruption of Mount Pinatubo volcano.
National Guard M-817 Truck, Dump, 5 Ton 6x6 fording floodwaters to bring supplies to the New Orleans Super Dome in the sftermatch of Hurricane Katrina, 31 August 2005.
M-817 Truck, Dump, 5 Ton 6x6. Photo: Courtesy of Billy P. Whyde (email@example.com).
M-817 Truck, Dump, 5 Ton 6x6. Photo: Government Liquidation.com