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Today in WW II: 16 Oct 1939 Germans counterattack in the Saar, quickly expelling the French invaders. More 
16 Oct 1940 Selective Service draft registration begins in the United States for approximately 16 million men.
16 Oct 1940 34 ships sunk from Convoy SC-7 and Convoy HX-79 by German submarine Wolf Pack, one of the worst attacks of the war in the Atlantic [16-19 Oct].
16 Oct 1941 Germans and Romanians march into Odessa, following the Soviet evacuation.
16 Oct 1941 Although Stalin remains in Moscow, Soviet government moves east to Kuybyshev [Samara] on the Volga River, where they remain until summer of 1943.
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Plymouth P11 Staff Car

The Plymouth P11 was a five passenger 4x2 sedan with rear "suicide doors." It was powered by Plymouth's 201 cu. in. 87 hp. 6 cyl. gas engine mated to a three speed manual transmission. The P-11 was one of the more common staff car sedans, widely used during WW II for light duties by the U.S. Army and Navy, in the U.S. and overseas.

1940 photo of Plymouth P11 Staff Car
1940 photo of Plymouth P11 Staff Car.