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1943 Photo of Jeep on Amchitka Island on eBay

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This driver was having some fun.

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“1943 Press Photo US soldier drives jeep through standing water on Amchitka, WWII. This is an original press photo. Amchitka Island – Aleutians – An unidentified Yank spurs his jeep through soupy goo, the result of spring thaws, which blankets newly constructed “road” through Uncle Sam’s new Amchitka Island base in the Aleutians Photo measures 9.25 x 6.5 inches. Photo is dated 06-02-1943.”




3 Comments on “1943 Photo of Jeep on Amchitka Island on eBay

  1. Alaska Paul

    Amchitka island was the site of three nuclear bomb explosions from the mid 1960s to the early 1970s.

  2. Dan B.

    Our grandpa fought on Attu during WWII, a few islands to the west. He had crazy stories about Jeeps and other vehicles sinking through the frozen ground.

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