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Today in WW II: 16 Apr 1941 Britain receives 1st American Lend-Lease aid shipment across the German submarine-infested Atlantic.  More 
16 Apr 1945 After an immense artillery barrage, Soviet Marshal Georgy Zhukov's troops advance from the Oder River toward the Seelow Heights defenses of Berlin.
16 Apr 1945 German troop transport Goya sunk by Soviet submarine L-3, with loss of about 7,000 lives.
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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.