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Today in WW II: 9 Jul 1940 Battle of Calabria [Battle of Punta Stilo, the toe of Italy] fought between the Italian Royal Navy and the British/Australian Royal Navies, 30 miles [48km] east of Punta Stilo.  More 
9 Jul 1943 US-British invasion of Sicily begins [night of 9-10 Jul].
9 Jul 1944 British and Canadian forces capture Caen from the Germans, a critical post-D-Day objective in Normandy, France.
9 Jul 1944 US forces reach the northern end of Saipan, finding thousands of Japanese civilian men, women, and children who commit suicide by leaping off the cliffs rather than be captured.
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Dodge WC-60 Emergency Repair Chassis, 3/4 ton, 4x4 (G-502)

Dodge produced the WC-60 3/4 ton 4x4 Emergency Repair Chassis for the M2 Emergency Repair Truck. The WC-60 Emergency Repair Chassis was fitted with a separate rear compartment by another contractor to produce the M2 Emergency Repair Truck. These trucks were replaced by later Contract Maintenance Vehicles.

The WC-60 was part of the Dodge 3/4 ton WC series of trucks. A total of 296 were produced from 1942 to the end of World War II in 1945.

Dodge WC-60 Emergency Repair Chassis, 3/4 ton, 4x4 (G-502) as component of M2 Emergency Repair Truck
Dodge WC-60 Emergency Repair Chassis, 3/4 ton, 4x4 (G-502) as component of M2 Emergency Repair Truck.

Dodge WC-60 Emergency Repair Chassis, 3/4 ton, 4x4 (G-502) as component of M2 Emergency Repair Truck
Dodge WC-60 Emergency Repair Chassis, 3/4 ton, 4x4 (G-502) as component of M2 Emergency Repair Truck.

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