VICTORY DAY BUT MISSING THE AMERICAN MADE STUDEBAKER TRUCKS

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One truck missing from the Moscow Victory Day jamboree on May 9 was the American manufactured Studebaker US6 2.5-ton Utility Truck 1941 and other vehicles that poured from the maker’s production lines.

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In July 1943, the Red Army planned a major offensive against the Germans grouped at Kursk.  The major problem for Soviet General Georgy Zhukov in the upcoming operation would be supply lines. There would be difficulty in quickly moving infantry and field guns to advantageous positions along a changing front.

The answer to Zhukov’s problems was thousands of U.S. Studebakers to resupply Red Army troops and armament, move artillery and crews, and haul infantry. …

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