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1941 Photo of Ford GP on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features, Old Images

Even though Willys had won the contract, you can see they were still running the Ford GPs through their paces.

“1941 US MILITARY MANEUVERS
37mm ANTI TANK GUN & JEEP
appx size :7 1/2″ x 9 1/2”

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2 Comments on “1941 Photo of Ford GP on eBay

  1. Gayland Ledy

    Note that in November 1941, before Pearl Harbor, the press refers to the vehicle as a ‘Jeep”

  2. David Eilers Post author

    The confusion among the press on what to call the jeep probably mirrored the confusion among the military as to what it should be called. These two examples highlight this more. A June 1941 article called it both a “blitz buggy” and a “jeep” http://www.ewillys.com/2015/02/07/1941-photo-of-ford-gp-at-camp-hunter-ligget-ca/ . Yet, a later article in December of 1941 doesn’t use the term jeep, referring to it instead as a “truck” and a “reconnaissance or scout car”: http://www.ewillys.com/2016/06/30/1941-article-about-fords-pygmy-production/

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