To Top

1946 Photo of a Waterproofed Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: This was one of at least two press photos taken and published that included Roy Harmon and this waterproofed jeep. The other, available on eBay in 2017, is shown below.

View all the information on ebay

“1946 Press Photo Marine Sergeant Roy Harmon with Jeep at Bay Ridge, Maryland. This is an original press photo. Trucks – US – Marine Sergeant Roy Harmon of Washington, DC, shows the periscope-like manifold extensions and other waterproofing installations on a conventional jeep, just prior to an actual demonstration at Bay Ridge, Maryland, Thursday. He drove under water to a depth of six feet. Navy plans to use submarine jeeps along beaches and in fording streamsPhoto measures 9 x 7inches. Photo is dated 10-19-1946.”

1946-10-19-waterproofed-jeep1

1946-10-19-waterproofed-jeep2

 

==============================

Original Post in 2017: As part of the post, Luis added the following comment: 

“Its a true USMC jeep as seen by the use of the electric “Dynamo” windshield wiper motor which were used only on Marine Corp jeeps, this motors are quite rare and highly desirable for a true USMC jeep restoration.”

“1946 Press Photo Bay Ridge MD Sgt Roy Harmon USMC in underwater jeep. .This is an original press photo. Photo measures 9 x 7.25inches. Photo is dated 10-17-1946.”

1946-10-17-underwater-jeep1

1946-10-17-underwater-jeep2

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe without commenting