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1944? Photo of 2 Bantams Crossing Stream on eBay

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

This photo features 2 Bantam BRC-40s. I’m wondering if the date of publishing was later than the photography date, given the Bantams.

“You are bidding on an original press photo of WWII Soldiers Drive Jeep Autos Through Water. Newspaper markings on photo. Photo measures 6.5 x 8.5 inches and is dated 8/22/1944.”

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2 Comments on “1944? Photo of 2 Bantams Crossing Stream on eBay

  1. colton

    I wonder if those are actually ford models. The only jeeps I’ve ever seen with 11 slot grill was the ford pygmy pilots.

  2. David Eilers Post author

    Hi Colton,

    Nope, those are not Ford GPs. The GPs had the headlights behind the slat grilles. The Bantams had the lights inset into the fenders like you see above. You can tell these are the Bantam BRC 40s because the grilles are flat. The BRC 60s, which came before the 40s, had a curve slat grille like their predecessor, the first jeep, the Bantam BRC.

    – Dave

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