Today in WW II: 11 Dec 1941 Germany and Italy declare war on the United States and US reciprocates.   

Chevrolet Staff Cars

As a major American automobile company, Chevrolet naturally produced large numbers of military vehicles for the U.S. before, during and after World War II. Among the many vehicle types produced were Staff Cars, both military standard and ad hoc purchases of lightly militarized civilian cars.

Employee Ruth Hooker works on waterproofing the starter and generator of a 1942 Chevrolet Staff Car, Station 5 of the overseas shipment processing line, Warehouse 29, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, VA, 8 January 1944
Employee Ruth Hooker works on waterproofing the starter and generator of a 1942 Chevrolet Staff Car, Station 5 of the overseas shipment processing line, Warehouse 29, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, VA, 8 January 1944.

1941 Chevrolet Staff Car with U.S. Navy markings.  Special Deluxe 4 door sedan with 216 in straight 6 motor. Owned by Bob Barber. Photo: Courtesy of Ron Johansen
1941 Chevrolet Staff Car with U.S. Navy markings. Special Deluxe 4 door sedan with 216 in straight 6 motor. Owned by Bob Barber. Photo: Courtesy of Ron Johansen.