Today in WW II: 16 Nov 1940 RAF Bomber Command raids Hamburg, Germany. More 
16 Nov 1942 Australians assault Gona, Papua New Guinea, but retreat in failure after heavy losses.
16 Nov 1943 Flying from Britain, 160 American bombers strike hydro-electric power facility and heavy water factory in German-controlled Vemork, Norway, destroying key facililty of German atomic program.
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Packard Staff Car

War Department photo of Packard Staff Cars. Appears to be 1942 Packard One Eighty 7 passenger touring sedan model
War Department photo of Packard Staff Cars. Appears to be 1942 Packard One Eighty 7 passenger touring sedan model.

1941 Packard Clipper staff car assigned to Gen. Eisenhower, at a meeting with Gen. Bradley at 12th Army Group HQ, August 1944.  Gen. MacArthur had the same model vehicle.  Earlier in the war, in 1942, Gen. Eisenhower had a Cadillac staff car in Tunisia.  This model Packard staff car had factory air conditioning
1941 Packard Clipper staff car assigned to Gen. Eisenhower, at a meeting with Gen. Bradley at 12th Army Group HQ, August 1944. Gen. MacArthur had the same model vehicle. Earlier in the war, in 1942, Gen. Eisenhower had a Cadillac staff car in Tunisia. This model Packard staff car had factory air conditioning.

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