Today in WW II: 15 Aug 1940 Peak day for Luftwaffe sorties against England, including bombing in the North of Britain. More 
15 Aug 1942 Operation Pedestal, a last ditch attempt to re-supply Malta and avoid surrender to a German blockade, succeeds as tanker SS Ohio and other convoy ships reach Grand Harbour port.
15 Aug 1943 In the Aleutians, US troops land on Kiska Island to retake it from the Japanese ([5-24 Aug].
15 Aug 1944 Operation Dragoon [aka Anvil] invasion of Southern France.
15 Aug 1945 Japanese surrender, remembered as VJ Day (Victory over Japan) in the U.K. [14 August east of the date line, 15 August in Japan].
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WC-7 WC-24 1/2 ton, 4x4 Dodge Command Reconnaissance Car with Winch (G505)

The Dodge WC-7 and the very similar WC-24, are 1/2 ton Command and Reconnaissance Cars with slightly different engines and other small differences. They have an extended frame to accomodate a factory installed winch, otherwise they are almost the same as the WC-6 WC-15 WC-23 Command and Reconnaissance Cars. They were developed for officers and staff to have mobility on the battlefield. All are part of the WC model series G-505, built by Dodge during 1941 or early 1942.

If you don't have the vehicle dataplate, to differentiate you must know the U.S. Government registration number (Army number on the hood) or the serial number which can be found stamped on the left front frame.

Model Serial Number Range Hood Number Range
WC-7 8644701-8666216 W2010209-W2010500
W2015244-W2015297
W2022217-W2023308
WC-24 81500001-???
81516783-???
81517694-???
W2051697-W2052046
W2052247-W2052396

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

1941 photo, WC-7 Truck, 1/2 ton, 4x4, Dodge Command Car, w/Winch (T207)
1941 photo, WC-7 Truck, 1/2 ton, 4x4, Dodge Command Car, w/Winch. Hood number W-2010235 confirms WC-7 (1941 contract).

WC-7 or WC-24 Truck, 1/2 ton, 4x4, Dodge Command Car, w/Winch on the ALCAN Highway, Alaska, 1942.
WC-7 or WC-24 Truck, 1/2 ton, 4x4, Dodge Command Car, w/Winch on the ALCAN Highway, Alaska, 1942. This photo is available in high resolution in the Olive-Drab.com Gallery.

WC-7 Truck, 1/2 ton, 4x4, Dodge Command Car, w/Winch (T207). Hood number W-2022280 is correct for WC-7 (1941 contract). Photo: Courtesy John Buckley. Thanks to Steve Andersen for correct identification.
WC-7 Truck, 1/2 ton, 4x4, Dodge Command Car, w/Winch (T207). Hood number W-2022280 is correct for WC-7 (1941 contract). Photo: Courtesy John Buckley. Thanks to Steve Andersen for correct identification.