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1942 Photo of Jeep Crossing Practice Bridge on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

The guy in front of the jeep appears to have lost part of his arm (or it’s an optical illusion).

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“1942 Press Photo Jeep crosses bridge built by Army Engineers for training. This is an original press photo. United States Army – Engineers. On a field maneuver in the Pacific Northwest, the army demonstrated a speedy bridge building project, followed by an even faster demolition job – to train soldiers in both operations. (1) Soldiers laid logs across a swamp; (2) a jeep is first across; Photo measures 9 x 7.25 inches. Photo is dated 3-13-1942.”

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2 Comments on “1942 Photo of Jeep Crossing Practice Bridge on eBay

  1. Barney Goodwin

    Small print: DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME.
    Looks like a former neighbor – to the left, in sweatpants.
    May not be an illusion, Dave. Sure looks like a gator right below that watermark on the left.

  2. David Eilers Post author

    Barney,

    Thankfully, no gators up here! It’s most likely the Fort Lewis area (similar terrain as pictured above).

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