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1943 Photo of Carl Buehler Getting His Jeep Ride on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Carl must have penned a powerful letter! Carl J. Buehler, JR, passed away in 2001.

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“1943 Press Photo 10-year-old Carl Buehler’s first jeep-ride, Verona, NJ. This is an original press photo. World War II – United States. Verona, New Jersey. Carl Buehler of Verona, New Jersey, wrote to the president saying that he had been promised a jeep ride for selling war bonds and that such promise had not been kept. The jeep showed up by presidential order, driven by Major Arthur J. Lonegren and here we see the 10-year-old boy getting his much desired jeep-ride. Photo measures 7.75 x 6.25 inches. Photo is dated 11-10-1943.

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In 1943, Carl was honored for his 1942 efforts when he joined a New York City parade in 1943. Later, in 1944, Carl was back in the papers as a twelve-year-old hoping to break his previous war bond drive effort.

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6 Comments on “1943 Photo of Carl Buehler Getting His Jeep Ride on eBay

  1. Mike

    Verona, NJ is within ten miles of Clifton, NJ, my old home town. This was a little bit before my time, just the same, had I been alive at that time, Most certainly, I would have bugged a family member to take me to see this event.

  2. Bob in nc

    How do you beat what he did as a young man later in life? This guy was a hot shot. Probably a good one to know if you were looking for a date.

  3. Mike

    Yes, he did get a good start in life, if he had been my friend, most likely my life would have been very different.

  4. SE Pennsylvania Steve

    The way the hood numbers are painted on this jeep looks different, doesn’t it? Not like how I’ve usually seen it done.

  5. Mike

    Yes, they do look different, hand lettered as opposed to painted with stencils, as I’ve seen in the past.

  6. Bob in nc

    Dave
    Reading your introduction again about his “powerful” letter – you are right. My mom always said a pen can be more powerful than a sword.

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