Today in WW II: 15 Aug 1940 Peak day for Luftwaffe sorties against England, including bombing in the North of Britain. More 
15 Aug 1942 Operation Pedestal, a last ditch attempt to re-supply Malta and avoid surrender to a German blockade, succeeds as tanker SS Ohio and other convoy ships reach Grand Harbour port.
15 Aug 1943 In the Aleutians, US troops land on Kiska Island to retake it from the Japanese ([5-24 Aug].
15 Aug 1944 Operation Dragoon [aka Anvil] invasion of Southern France.
15 Aug 1945 Japanese surrender, remembered as VJ Day (Victory over Japan) in the U.K. [14 August east of the date line, 15 August in Japan].
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M-919 Truck, Concrete Mobile Mixer

The M919 Truck Chassis, 75,000 GVWR, 8x6 for Concrete Mobile Mixer ia also called Truck, Concrete-Mobile Mixer: 22 1/2-Ton, 8x6, 8 Cu Yds, M919 or Concrete Mobile Mixer, Truck Mounted, 8X6, M919. As the name implies, the M919 is a concrete mobile mixer with the capability to transport dry concrete ingredients and water, mix the ingredients in various proportions and discharge mixed concrete directly into forms or other handling equipment. M919 vehicles are authorized in Corps units, primarily the Construction and Combat Support Companies and the Combat Heavy Battalions.

The NSN for the M919 truck is 3895-01-028-4391. It was type classified Std. A in 1980.

The M919 shares the 400 bhp engine and semi-automatic 16/2 transmission with other AM General built M915 series vehicles. The M919 is equipped with a pusher axle for equalizing the load on the rear axles. The materials handling capacity of the M919 is:

  • Cement: 63 cu ft
  • Sand: 130 cu ft
  • Water: 400 gal
  • Aggregate: 187 cu ft

M919 Concrete Mobile Mixer at the Texas Military Forces Museum, Camp Mabry, TX
M919 Concrete Mobile Mixer at the Texas Military Forces Museum, Camp Mabry, TX.

M919 Concrete Mobile Mixer at the Texas Military Forces Museum, Camp Mabry, TX. Photo courtesy Bob Pettit
M919 Concrete Mobile Mixer at the Texas Military Forces Museum, Camp Mabry, TX. Photo courtesy Bob Pettit.

M919 Concrete Mobile Mixer, San Diego, CA area, 2012.  Photo courtesy eBay seller guentherkim1qaw
M919 Concrete Mobile Mixer, San Diego, CA area, 2012. Photo courtesy eBay seller guentherkim1qaw.