Today in WW II: 7 Jun 1942 Japanese forces invade the Aleutian Islands, the first invasion of American soil since the War of 1812, 128 years earlier.  

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.