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July 1945 Press Release Photo #4

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

This photo, marked as photo #4, shows a prototype CJ-2 pulling a spring tooth cultivator.
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Sept 1957 Willys Export Oil Industry Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, International

This unusual brochure came from Switzerland. The form number is OFS-9-57-X, with the X indicating it is an export brochure. This brochure contains a surprising amount of text. On the very last page of the brochure is a small image of another brochure, one I haven’t seen (see the very bottom image of this post).

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This is the fully opened section of the brochure.

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1949 Photo of Koreans Inspecting a Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

The US and South Korea must have been expecting conflict, as this photo was taken a year after South Korea (The Republic of Korea) formed, but a year. before North Korea attacked the South.

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“1949 Press Photo M/Sgt. Wilkerson displays the Jeep engine to Korean soldiers. This is an original press photo. U.S. Military Advisory Group to Korea is training the Korean Security Forces to maintain the Republic’s Internal Order, Territorial Integrity and Sovereignty. This training is being conducted at the request of the Korean government until such time that this country can maintain its own security. The Advisory Group consists of approximately 500 officers and men commanded by Brig. Gen. William Roberts. The training chiefly consists of familiarization with modern equipment and modern techniques. M/Sgt. Floyd Wilkerson, 404th Ordnance Battalion, explains to Korean soldiers about the functioning of the Jeep Engine. Photo measures 10 x 8.25 inches. Photo is dated 07-18-1949.”

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1945 Signal Corps Video Footage

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

This combat footage begins with footage of the rear of a jeep.

 
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Oakdale Minnesota’s CJ-3A Fire Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

The Oakdale Minnesota fire department was formed in 1953 with one old CJ-3A Fire jeep and some Fords. The below poor-quality still was taken from a history video of the Oakdale fire department. It shows the CJ-3A.

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August 1948 Joe Drew Fishing Wagon Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Joe Drew outfitted a series of wagon modifications that are highlighted in this brochure. I tried to learn more about Joe Drew, but didn’t have any luck. This is form number: 4x463SW-M2-50M-8-48. It is a tri-fold brochure that also folds out to create a single large image.

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This is the page when the tri-fold portion is fully opened.
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This is the full center page:

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This is the back side when the brochure is fully opened:

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July 1945 Press Release Photo #3

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

This photo, marked as photo #3, shows prototype CJ-2 X59 at New Hudson. The caption discuses the Ginsu-like qualities of the jeep on the farm: It can mow, disk, rake, trash and probably slice and dice with the right attachments.

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WWII Jeep Model Lighter on eBay

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This lighter is a little more detailed than the ones I have.

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1944 Photo of Jeep Stuck in Italian Mud on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

I’m sure the driver is explaining, “The mud didn’t look that deep!”

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“1944 Press Photo World War II US troops push an Army Jeep out of mud in Italy This is an original press photo. World War II – Italy. These American soldiers on the Italian front try to free a jeep that has bogged down in the mud. Photo measures 8.75 x 7.25 inches. Photo is dated 1-9-1944. ”

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1958 Brazil Video Showing the Jeep at Work

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Mike shared this vintage 1958 video from Brazil.

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July 1945 Press Release F

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Documents, Features • TAGS: .

This is the final press release from the July 1945 press release kit. Customers could rest assured, according to the release, that the new peace jeep would “embody many comfort facilities” compared to the war-time jeep.

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July 1945 Press Release Photo #2

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This photo, marked as photo #2, shows a prototype CJ-2 at New Hudson. The jeep has a crated pig in the cargo area. The caption discuses the 4-in-1 nature of the jeep and lists different ways the jeep was expected to be utilized.

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1950 Photo in Northwest Korea on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This is a photo I hadn’t seen. This photo was taken just before the battle at Chosin Reservoir.

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“KOREA WAR JEEPS TROOPS US MARINES BATTALION 1950 PRESS ORIGINAL PHOTO 290, 9 X 7 INCHES”

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Willys of Indiana Matchbook Cover on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Artists/Drawings, Features • TAGS: .

The starting price on this matchbook is $49.99. Note the illustrative details of the jeep, including bows+holders and a rear pto.

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“Jeep Willys Matchbook Indianapolis Indiana Vintage Rare Dealership 40’s?. Condition is “Used”. Shipped with USPS First Class. This is old and used. The colors and advertising are beautiful! No matches. What you see is what you get.”

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1947/48 Willys Jeep Brochure from Switzerland

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, International

This double-sided brochure is printed in French on one Sid era German on the other. The only driver shown in the pics is a woman at the helm of the CJ-2A. Given the vehicles pictured, my guess this was printed in 1947 or 1948. The paper is extremely thin, so I’m surprised this one survived.

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July 1945 Press Release E

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This brochure highlights the jeep’s ease of operation.

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July 1945 Press Release Photo #1

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As part of the 1945 Press Release packet, this image is included as photo #1 along with a caption.

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Image from 1967 6-Day War in Israel

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Joe spotted this photo showing a partially crushed M-38A1.He accidentally found it on Google while searching for something else. I had no idea an M

Quora.com indicates the tank is an M-50 Sherman that was damaged during fighting along the West Bank during 1967. I had no idea running over an M-38A1 could knock out a tank like that! (my poor attempt at humor…).

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1949 Photo of Jeep Driving Between W. Germany and W. Berlin on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This jeep was the first vehicle to go from West Germany to West Berlin following the soviet blockage of Berlin.

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“1949 Press Photo U.S. Army jeep travels between West Germany & West Berlin. This is an original press photo. U.S. Army jeep is first Allied vehicle to travel land route between West Germany and West Berlin after end of Soviet blockage of West Berlin, May 12, 1949 (Germany)Photo measures 10.25 x 8.5inches. Photo is dated 05-12-1949.”

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Willys Parts Collection Hesperia, CA Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: Features, Parts

Seller would like potential buyers to see the parts at his place and his dad’s to see what’s all there. Seller doesn’t have the time to part it all out.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/pts/d/hesperia-willys-jeep-parts-collection/7203137778.html

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“Hello, I have a somewhat large Willys parts collection that i would like to sell. Its a collection from my dad and i dating back to the 1980’s. He is 80 and no longer has interest in keeping most of it and honestly there’s so much stuff i don’t really know what all is there. Included are multiple engines, sheet metal, interior parts, transmissions, transfer cases, axles, frames, etc. for wagons, trucks, jeepsters, cj2 cj3, mb and maybe a few cabover parts, trash cans full of parts, containers full of part, etc. There might be a few NOS parts too but I have to look and see what i might keep as i’m likely gonna keep one or two of the Willys vehicles as my kids have been wanting a father kid classic car project. I would like someone who can come to my place in Hesperia and my dads in Riverside to see it all. Keep what you want and sell the rest to other Willys enthusiasts. I don’t have time to part it out or deal with those that are looking for a few parts. Tried that before and it was a big waste of time. Pics only show a part of whats there. Please understand that you will need a decent amount of storage space for all this, preferably inside storage and much of it is very heavy and it will take multiple loads so be realistic. Thanks”

 
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2 Circa 1970? Brochures From Switzerland

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Titled Geschlossener Jeep fur Sommer und Winter, these two brochures came from Switzerland. The majority of the images show configurations for the CJ-6, but a CJ-3A looking jeep is shown as is a CJ-5. You can see one brochure has “72” written on it, which *might* be a reference to 1972? Those seem like some nice configurations of well-built tops.

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Angles National Forest’s New Fire Jeeps

A March 30, 1947, article in the Metropolitan Pasadena Star-News introduced the Forest Service’s ten new CJ-2As to California readers. These vehicles were equipped with two-way radios to aid fire control.

The article notes that a Weasel was being tested, along with the development of a four-wheel-drive vehicle that would be better for forest fire fighting, but I could find no references on the internet to an offload vehicle designed by Ira Funk.

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July 1945 Press Release D

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This one-page press release focuses on the CJ-2A’s engine.

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July 1945 Press Release C

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After the large size of press releases A & B, press release C is a modest 2 pages.

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Jeep Tankers Developed by the Forest Service

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

A niche journal focuses on forest fire fighting called Fire Control Notes published at article in the January 1947 issue concerning quarter-ton-tanker jeeps made from WWII vehicles. You can see the full journal here: https://archive.org/details/firecontrolnotes08unit/page/n5/mode/2up?q=jeep

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