Today in WW II: 14 Oct 1939 German U-Boat U-47 sinks the British battleship HMS Royal Oak at Scapa Flow in Orkney, Scotland, with loss of 833 sailors. More 
14 Oct 1943 Schweinfurt Raid, Black Thursday: US 8th Air Force sends more than 250 B-17 Flying Fortress bombers to destroy ball-bearing factories.
14 Oct 1944 German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel commits suicide rather than face execution for his involvement in the 20 July plot against Adolf Hitler.
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VC-1 1/2 ton, 4x4 Dodge Command Reconnaissance (G505)

The Dodge VC-1 1/2 ton Command Reconnaissance car is part of the VC model series G-505, built by Dodge during 1940.

Model Serial Number Range Hood Number Range
VC-1 8643462-8644641
8644348-8644641
8640001-8644641
W205790-W206471
W204249-W205721

Data from SNL G-657 Dodge Master Parts List. Other data on the Dodge G505 VC main page.

VC-1 1/2 ton, 4x4 Dodge Command Reconnaissance (G505).  Hood number W-206226 confirms VC-1 (1940 contract).  Photo: Courtesy Steve
VC-1 1/2 ton, 4x4 Dodge Command Reconnaissance (G505). Hood number W-206226 confirms VC-1 (1940 contract). Photo: Courtesy Steve.