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1943 Photo of Jeep & Grumman aboard Carrier

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Good photo of a stripped(?) jeep maneuvering a Hellcat aboard an aircraft carrier.

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“1943 Press Photo Jeep toying US Navy Hellcat aboard an aircraft carrier. This is an original press photo. Autos – Jeeps – Somewhere off Wake Island – They say there’s nothing new under the sun, but here’s a picture of a Jeep, familiar to all as one of the most useful of the many instruments used in this war to date, at a novel task – that of jockeying a “Hellcat” aboard a carrier. This was one of the “flat tops” used to pummel the Japanese on Wake Island, October 5-6. Note two other similar ships in the distance Photo measures 8.5 x 6.5 inches. Photo is dated 10-15-1943.”

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3 Comments on “1943 Photo of Jeep & Grumman aboard Carrier

  1. DW

    Interesting photo, but that’s a Grumman (or possibly General Motors) Avenger torpedo bomber, not a Hellcat.

  2. Gayland

    It looks like only the windshield was removed. The Jeep still has all 4 seats an you can barely see the reflection of the headlights.

  3. David Eilers Post author

    Thanks for the correction DW.

    Gayland, I couldn’t make out the headlight reflections very well, so wasn’t sure on that.

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