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2 Photos Generals w/ Modified Jeeps on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

A couple good photos of a modified jeep used by Generals, including General Hodges, General Bradley and/or General Eisenhower. The cowl on the second jeep below is particularly unusual (armor plating?).

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“ITEM: Original WWII Photo of GENERAL COURTNEY HODGES (1st Army Commander), GENERAL OMAR BRADLEY (in back by Hodges) and GENERAL DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (in front seat) all in the same JEEP at REMAGEN just after the 9th Armored Division captured the LUDENDORFF BRIDGE in tact, March 1945. I cannot tell who the Major General is that they are talking to, but it is probably John Leonard who commanded the 9th Armored Division. See the other Remagen related photos that I have listed separately.

Photo is from Sergeant Robert L. Lambert who was in the III Corps Inspector General Section. III Corps participated in the Tennessee Maneuvers. Later they processed troops arriving in Normandy during the invasion of France and organized the Red Ball Express to supply the drive across Northern France in 1944. Before and during the Battle of the Bulge, III Corps was in Patton’s 3rd Army and consisted of the 26th & 80th Infantry Divisions and the 4th Armored Division which Patton thrust into the flank of the German Bulge to relieve the 101st Airborne Division surrounded at Bastogne. In 1945 III Corps was assigned to the 1st Army and included the 9th Armored Division which captured the Ludendorff Bridge in tact at Remagen, Germany.”

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“ITEM: Original WWII Photo of GENERAL OMAR BRADLEY in JEEP and GENERAL COURTNEY HODGES (1st Army Commander, extending hand) in REMAGEN just after the 9th Armored Division captured the LUDENDORFF BRIDGE in tact, March 1945. Note the three stars for Lieutenant General on the Jeep. I am guessing that the smiling major (who Hodges is reaching to shake his hand) must have been one of the principles taking and securing the bridge, but I do not recognize him. See the other Remagen related photos that I have listed separately.

Photo is from Sergeant Robert L. Lambert who was in the III Corps Inspector General Section. III Corps participated in the Tennessee Maneuvers. Later they processed troops arriving in Normandy during the invasion of France and organized the Red Ball Express to supply the drive across Northern France in 1944. Before and during the Battle of the Bulge, III Corps was in Patton’s 3rd Army and consisted of the 26th & 80th Infantry Divisions and the 4th Armored Division which Patton thrust into the flank of the German Bulge to relieve the 101st Airborne Division surrounded at Bastogne. In 1945 III Corps was assigned to the 1st Army and included the 9th Armored Division which captured the Ludendorff Bridge in tact at Remagen, Germany.”

 

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