Today in WW II: 14 Oct 1939 German U-Boat U-47 sinks the British battleship HMS Royal Oak at Scapa Flow in Orkney, Scotland, with loss of 833 sailors. More 
14 Oct 1943 Schweinfurt Raid, Black Thursday: US 8th Air Force sends more than 250 B-17 Flying Fortress bombers to destroy ball-bearing factories.
14 Oct 1944 German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel commits suicide rather than face execution for his involvement in the 20 July plot against Adolf Hitler.
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M1074 Truck, Palletized Loading, 10x10 with Material Handling Crane and 20K winch

The M1074 Truck, Palletized Loading, 10x10 is one of the US Military family of Palletized Load System (PLS) vehicles. General information about the PLS series is found on the linked page.

The M1074 is equipped with a hydraulic Load Handling System (LHS) capable of self-loading and unloading. It is also equipped with a variable reach Grove PLS Material Handling Crane (MHC) to support forward-deployed artillery units or similar missions. It is equipped with a 20K capacity self-recovery side-mounted winch kit that can be deployed for forward or rearward towing.

M1074 PLS Material Handling Crane training, Camp Grayling, MI,  3 August 2005
M1074 PLS Material Handling Crane training, Camp Grayling, MI, 3 August 2005.

M1074 PLS with Engineer Mission Module - M5 Concrete Mobile Mixer (EMM-CMM) and M6 Dump Body (EMM-DB) on M1076 PLS trailer
M1074 PLS with Engineer Mission Module - M5 Concrete Mobile Mixer (EMM-CMM) and M6 Dump Body (EMM-DB) on M1076 PLS trailer.