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1941 Photo of a Ford GP in the Dirt

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UPDATE: Joshua notes this is a Ford GP.

The photo was published in the June 12, 1941, issue of the Madera Tribune.

U. S. Army’s celebrated little “jeep” or “blitz buggy* technique, as shown here. Camouflage removed to into a hole under camouflage to provide new fightin ” which seems to go everywhere these days, now goes take picture, during maneuvers at California’s Ft. Ord. Captain William A. Dodds designed mount for .50-caliber gun.



6 Comments on “1941 Photo of a Ford GP in the Dirt

  1. Lester Senn

    Don’t know about the model of the jeep but the headline on the weapon is wrong. That is a prewar 50 cal not a 30 cal. They had a shorter length barrel and a slotted barrel heat shield .

  2. Josh

    This is a GP. The give away indicators for me are the curvature of the top bows near the seats, steering wheel, and the body handle.

  3. Barney Goodwin

    Just a typo in the italics. Actual “50 cal” is in the original photo heading. Neat photo. My arms ache thinking of digging that hole.

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