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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Dodge WC-58 Truck, Radio, 3/4 ton, 4x4 with winch (G-502)

Dodge produced the WC-58 3/4 ton 4x4 Radio Car, part of the Dodge 3/4 ton WC series of trucks. The Radio Car was the same design as the WC-57 Command Reconnaissance vehicle with the addition of racks for a large radio set behind the front seats and additional wiring. Like the WC-57, the WC-58 Radio Car was equipped with a winch, although some sources say no winch models were factory built. Like the other Command Reconnaissance Cars, production was soon phased out with only a total of 2,344 vehicles manufactured.

Sources disagree regarding whether factory produced WC-58 vehicles were equipped with a winch. One point of reference is the post-war manual TM9-2800-1 (February 1953). On the WC-58 page (page 177) of that manual from the Dept. of the Army (and Air Force) the image below is used, clearly showing the WC-58 with a winch. On the other hand, the same manual lists load and oil capacity for a winch on the WC-57 page (page 176) but nothing about winch capacities is stated on the WC-58 page.

Dodge WC-58 Truck, Radio, 3/4 ton, 4x4 with winch (G-502)
Dodge WC-58 Truck, Radio, 3/4 ton, 4x4 with winch (G-502).

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