Today in WW II: 16 May 1940 US Pres. Roosevelt asks Congress for funding to build 50,000 airplanes per year, a startling undertaking at the time.  More 
16 May 1943 Royal Air Force No. 617 Squadron [The Dambusters] destroyed the Möhne and Eder dams on the Ruhr, causing catastrophic flooding [Operation Chastise, 16–17 May].
16 May 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising ends with liquidation of the poorly equipped Jewish resistance by German Troop.
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M19 Ammunition Cans Gallery 1: Mount Vernon Metals, Inc.

M19 Ammunition Can by Mount Vernon Metals, Inc.  Photo courtesy Todd Kavanagh
M19 Ammunition Can by Mount Vernon Metals, Inc. Photo courtesy Todd Kavanagh.

M19 Ammunition Can by Mount Vernon Metals, Inc.  Photo courtesy Todd Kavanagh
M19 Ammunition Can by Mount Vernon Metals, Inc. Photo courtesy Todd Kavanagh.

M19 Ammunition Can by Mount Vernon Metals, Inc.  Photo courtesy Todd Kavanagh
M19 Ammunition Can by Mount Vernon Metals, Inc. Photo courtesy Todd Kavanagh.

M19 Ammunition Can by Mount Vernon Metals, Inc.  Photo courtesy Todd Kavanagh
M19 Ammunition Can by Mount Vernon Metals, Inc. Photo courtesy Todd Kavanagh.

M19 Ammunition Can by Mount Vernon Metals, Inc.  Photo courtesy Todd Kavanagh
M19 Ammunition Can by Mount Vernon Metals, Inc. Photo courtesy Todd Kavanagh.

M19 Ammunition Can by Mount Vernon Metals, Inc.  Photo courtesy Todd Kavanagh
M19 Ammunition Can by Mount Vernon Metals, Inc. Photo courtesy Todd Kavanagh.

M19 Ammunition Can by Mount Vernon Metals, Inc.  Photo courtesy Todd Kavanagh
M19 Ammunition Can by Mount Vernon Metals, Inc. Photo courtesy Todd Kavanagh.

M19 Ammunition Can by Mount Vernon Metals, Inc.  Photo courtesy Todd Kavanagh
M19 Ammunition Can by Mount Vernon Metals, Inc. Photo courtesy Todd Kavanagh.

Thanks to Todd Kavanagh for providing the photos and motivation for this page.