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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Dells Ducks Deployed

I'm watching NBC 15's storm coverage right now, and they're reporting that the Wisconsin Ducks - the WWII-era amphibious vehicles that are used for river tours up in the Dells - are being deployed to the Baraboo area to help in evacuation and rescue efforts.

The Ducks - including the ones in Wisconsin Dells - were built in the 1940s for use in wartime amphibious landings. They were used extensively in the Pacific and on D-Day.

Here's a fact sheet, and a little history.