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Today in WW II: 23 Feb 1942 Japanese submarine I-17 attacks a coastal oil refinery at Santa Barbara, CA. 17 high-explosive shells cause insignificant damage.  More 
23 Feb 1944 US forces achieve victory in the Battle of Eniwetok Atoll, in the Pacific Marshall Islands.
23 Feb 1945 US Marines from 28th Marines, 5th Marine Division captured the summit of Mt. Suribachi on Iwo Jima, after days of intense fighting. Without realizing its significance, Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal snapped the world famous Iwo Jima flag photo.
23 Feb 1945 Allied Forces cross the Roer River [Operation Grenade].
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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.