Today in WW II: 20 Mar 1939 Nazi Germany issues ultimatum to Lithuania to cede its Klaipeda Region [Memel Territory], lost by Germany in WW I.  More 
20 Mar 1944 RAF Flight Sergeant Nicholas Alkemade survives 4000 meter [13000+ ft] drop without a parachute over Germany.
20 Mar 1944 Beginning of Allied invasion to occupy Emirau Island, Northern Solomons, effectively cutting off the Solomon Islands and the Bismarck Archipelago from the Japanese.
20 Mar 1945 Mandalay, Burma liberated from the Japanese by 19th Indian Division after diversionary attack at Meiktila [Mar 20-21].
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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.

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