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What’s a Jeep between brothers?

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From the Vale Valley Website comes this story of one brother buying CJ-2A #No. 23995 for another.  It’s written by Raymond Bleesz.  You can see pictures of his jeep on the CJ-2A Page.

It is said that the Willys Jeep won the hearts and minds of all those who served in World War II, and that the jeep won the war.

My 1946 CJ2A jeep, No. 23995, was in the assembly line of production when the war ended.

This jeep with its “Go Devil” four- banger engine, a body from the Willys Ford Overland Co. in Toledo, Ohio, was one of thousands produced during the war years and later into preproduction civilian jeeps at the end of the war.

In 1990, this jeep was given to me as a birthday gift by my brother, who had purchased it from a good old boy in Frederick, Md., towed it across country and presented it to me upon his arrival here in Edwards.  . . . . . .Read more below


3 Comments on “What’s a Jeep between brothers?

  1. mom

    Loved your story. It is easy to see that despite the long distance between brothers, it is a short distance between your hearts and admiration. Thanks!

  2. frankthecrank58

    two things struck me as odd in this story; willys ford overland jeep? next was detroi tneeded to phase down? detroit had nothing to do with jeep. maybe i missed something in my reading of jeep history but, like Paul said”… history revision was an interesting twist.”

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