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Two Articles on Fire Fighting Jeeps for the USFS

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

This first article from January 22, 1950, in the Independent Press-Telegram (Long Beach, California) provides purchase numbers and eventual destinations for some Forest Service Jeeps.

Clipping from Independent Press-Telegram - Newspapers.com

This second article, from May 05, 1954, in the Sacramento Bee, notes the sale of 10 USFS jeeps that had been part of the Forest Service since 1947 and 1948.

1954-05-05-sacramento-bee-USFS-jeeps-auction

 

One comment on “Two Articles on Fire Fighting Jeeps for the USFS

  1. Barney Goodwin

    The last article brings back good memories as I served 3 1/2 years with the Navy on that base in Stockton. It had a large civilian Property Disposal Office (PDO – now DRMO) where they would get civilian and military equipment in for auction to the public or redistribution to other agencies. I once saw a trainload of Willys trucks, wagons and panels brought on the base for auction when the Atomic Energy Commission replaced their aging fleet. S&S Surplus Sales in Sun Valley CA bought most of them. ACME Truck Parts was also located in Stockton where you could find surplus military Jeeps. In the mid-70s they were auctioning M38A1s. M422 Mighty Mites and early M151s. I did use my own Jeep to go deer hunting in the forests in the Shasta / Lassen areas of N. CA. Great Time and good memories!

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