Today in WW II: 11 Nov 1940 55 Polish intellectuals murdered in Dachau concentration camp [near Munich], the first of many mass executions there.  More 
11 Nov 1940 Operation SWORDFISH: Raid on Taranto, Italy, the British Royal Navy's first all-aircraft naval attack, launching obsolete canvas planes from an aircraft carrier [11-12 Nov].
11 Nov 1942 Triggered by Operation Torch in N. Africa, Germans take control of all of Vichy France north of the Riviera.
11 Nov 1942 Allies capture Casablanca, Morocco during Operation Torch.
11 Nov 1942 In the aftermath of Operation Torch, Germany and Vichy France begin negotiations on the fate of the French fleet at Touson.
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Mack NJU-1 Ponton Tractor, 5-ton, 4x4 (G-639)

The Mack NJU-1 Ponton Tractor, 5-ton, 4x4 (G-639) was a specialized tractor for towing ponton trailers loaded with bridge sections. The Mack NJU-1 was powered by the Mack EN532 6 cyl., 136hp engine, with 532 cu. in. displacement. The wheelbase was 148 inches, width 96 in., length 237 in. and height 114 in. The maximum lowed load was 30,000 lbs. The box behind the cab was for stowage of tools and equipment related to bridge erection duties.

See also the very similar Autocar U-8144-T Ponton Tractor.

Mack NJU-1 Ponton Tractor, 5-ton, 4x4 (G-639)
Mack NJU-1 Ponton Tractor, 5-ton, 4x4 (G-639).

1941 photo of Mack NJU-1 Ponton Tractor, 5-ton, 4x4 (G-639)
1941 photo of Mack NJU-1 Ponton Tractor, 5-ton, 4x4 (G-639).

Mack NJU-1 Ponton Tractor, 5-ton, 4x4 (G-639) with ponton trailer
Mack NJU-1 Ponton Tractor, 5-ton, 4x4 (G-639) with ponton trailer.

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