Today in WW II: 19 Apr 1941 British troops sent to Iraq.  More 
19 Apr 1943 On the first day of Passover, 2000 German troops marched into the Warsaw Ghetto to round up remaining Jews but were attacked and routed by the residents.
19 Apr 1944 Japanese launch Operation ICHIGO, the first Japanese ground offensive in China since December 1941.
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German Schwimmwagen Amphibious Vehicle

Schwimmwagen was mainly used by the Waffen SS in the roadless wastelands of Russia.

Volkswagen Type 166 Waffen SS Schwimmwagen. Pictured unit built in 1944 as marked on Volkswagen factory data plate (last year of production). Photo: Courtesy Leon DeSpain
Volkswagen Type 166 Waffen SS Schwimmwagen. Pictured unit built in 1944 as marked on Volkswagen factory data plate (last year of production). Photo: Courtesy Leon DeSpain.

Hawaii-American soldiers of the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 34th Division, move up in the battle for Leghorn, Castellina Sector, Italy using a captured German Schwimmwagen, 12 July 1944
Hawaii-American soldiers of the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 34th Division, move up in the battle for Leghorn, Castellina Sector, Italy using a captured German Schwimmwagen, 12 July 1944.