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1947 Press Photo of Bountiful Jeep Posse on eBay

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This is back on eBay.

“1947 Press Photo Bountiful Jeep Posse Volunteer Org. serves the City and County
This is an original press photo. In Emergency Duty. At Bountiful Utah.Photo measures 9.25 x 7inches. Photo is dated 09-30-1947.”

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1952 Photo Of Eisenhower in Korea on eBay

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Looks like a cold December visit.

“This is an original press photo. President Elect Eisenhower dressed for cold weather and in a jeep loaded with brass prepares to leave after visiting the South Korean Capitol Division rest area somewhere in Korea to go to an airfield and continue his Korean tour. In the back seat its Maj Gen Song You Chan Capitol Division Commander Gen Mark Clark far east supreme commander an Gen James Van Fleet 8th Army Commander.Photo measures 10 x 8.25 inches. Photo is dated 12-07-1952.”

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1944 Photo From Falaise, France on eBay

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That jeep driver isn’t wasting time! He’s outta there!

“1944- American tank destroyer and jeeps racing towards Falaise, France, to close the Falaise Pocket. Smoke from burning German equipment rising in background. Photo measures approx. 6 1/2″ x 8 1/2″”

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1943 Photo Showing Maneuvers in Oregon on eBay

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That’s an SAS-esque jeep.

“1943- Willys “radio jeep” during U.S. Army maneuvers “somewhere” in Oregon. Photo measures approx. 7″ x 9″”

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1942 Photo of Pilots and Jeep in England on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Neat photo that includes names and places of origin.

“1942 Press Photo Lieut. Wesley T. Ballard & Lieut. John Kamer pile into Jeep. This is an original press photo. Piling into and upon an Army Jeep, crack American pilots head for a flight dispersal point in England. On hood (left to right): Lieut. Wesley T. Ballard, of Victoria, Texas; Lieut. John L. Kamer of Marion, Ohio; Lieut. Edwin Dalrymple of San Antonio, Texas, and Lieut. Monroe Smith of Jackson, MIss. The driver is Capt. Frank Hill of Hillsdale, N.J., Lieut. Gillas Johnson, of Willow, Okla., has his feet draped over Rear Jeep wheel. (In Rear left): Lieut. Charles Van Reed of Reading, Penn. and Lieut. D. Smith of Waterloo, Ind. Photo measures 9 x 7.25inches. Photo is dated 10-02-1942.”

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1946 Photo of Married Couple Taking CJ-2A on Trip on eBay

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This married couple has quite the age difference: 61 years to be exact! The 2A is a column shift.

“This is an original press photo. Mrs. Mattie Lyons Large Sprouse, 79 and her 18 year old husband are ready for their 100 mile jeep trip to a Huntington amusement park tomorrow. It will be the first trip out of Lawrence county for Mrs. Sprouse, a widow for 17 years before her recent marriage.Photo measures 10.25 x 8.25inches. Photo is dated –1946.”

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1941 Photo of Ford GP Leaping Over a Bump on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features, Old Images

Great action photo. Interesting mix of tires.

“1941- U.S. soldiers hurtling over bump while taking Ford GP Jeep on a test drive. Photo measures approx. 7″ x 9″ ”

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1943 Photo of Ford GPA Delivering Food in Wabash on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, GPA (SEEP), Old Images

A Ford GPA to the rescue!

“1943 Press Photo Army amphibious jeep delivers food to flooded hotel. This is an original press photo. With downtown Logansport IN inundated by the Wabash River guests stranded at the Barnett Hotel received their food via an Army amphibious jeep during the worst flood the area has known since 1913. Photo measures 8 x 6.25inches. Photo is dated 06-19-1943.”

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Feb. 1942 Photo of Ford GP on Panama HWY on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features, Old Images

Looks like a slat grille behind the GP.

“1942 Press Photo Jeeps travel across unpaved section of Panama trans-highway.
This is an original press photo. Under the supervision of the U.S. Public Roads Administration fourteen hundred men are at work constructing a trans-ishmanian highway which is scheduled for completion (withal weather paving) by the end of March 1942, if the work is not hampered by rain during the present “dry season”. Photo shows part of the “Jeep” parade over a section of road which has not a yet been laid with concrete. The road is entirely within the Republic of Panama. Photo measures 9 x 7.25 inches. Photo is dated 02-06-1942″

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1942 Photo of Jeeps and Soldiers on eBay

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Includes a newspaper clipping with the same photo.

“1942 Press Photo Marines and Jeeps land Ashore from United States Landing Barges
This is an original press photo. …up on the beach and the marines have landed. Bottom left, a seagoing tank plows its way through the jungle. Bottom right, more marines pour ashore from landing barges bringing with them jeeps and other equipment to reinforce the beach head. They quickly overcame opposition offered by the Japanese on island. Photo measures 6.75 x 6 inches. Photo is dated 09-01-1942.”

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1943 Photo of Soldiers on Makin Island on eBay

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The lighting of this photo looks perfect.

“1943- Jeep loaded with U.S. troops passes the body of a Japanese soldier on Makin.
Photo measures approx. 8″ x 10″”

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More Pics From Charles

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1944 Italy German Prisoner on hood

These pics show Belgian para-commandos in the former Belgian territory of the Congo BROUSSE-Kamina-1961--3 BROUSSE-Kamina-1961--2 BROUSSE-Kamina-1961--5 BROUSSE-Kamina-1961--6

The remainder of these look like Belgian military taken in Africa:

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1941 Photo of Ford GP at Fort Custer on eBay

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Nice shot of a Ford GP.

“941- Army engineers at Fort Custer test footbridge by driving Ford GP jeep across it. Photo measures approx. 7″ x 9″

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1942 Photo of British General on eBay

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A Brit listening to an Indian bag pipe player in North Africa.

“1942 Press Photo General Sir Claude J.E. Auchinleck tours North Africa This is an original press photo. General Sir Claude J.E. Auchinleck, British Middle East Commander, who took over personal command of the British Eighth Army in North Africa, chats with an Indian Sentry while making a tour of the front lines in an American made jeep.Photo measures 9 x 7.25inches. Photo is dated 8-6-1942.”

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1946 Photo of Jeep @ Atomic Bomb Test on eBay

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Interesting photo.

“1946 Press Photo Flying Fortress Plane Tests for Bikini Atomic Bomb at Roswell.
This is an original press photo. Roswell, NM – In a experiment for the Bikini atomic bomb tests, a 46,000 lb flying fortress took off from the Army air field here yesterday, circled the base for 30 minutes, and landed. The entire operation was remotely controlled by radio, the landing and takeoff from jeeps on the ground, and the flight itself from another plane flying to the right and a few feet above and behind the “drone”. Here the jeep prepares to bring in the “drone” Photo measures 8.5 x 6.75 inches. Photo is dated 02-28-1946.”

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2-1943 Photos of Roosevelt in Casablanca on eBay

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The first photo is particularly good.

1. “1943 Press Photo President Roosvelt Reviewing US Soldiers in Casablanca, Morocco
This is an original press photo. Casablanca, Morocco – In an army jeep driven by Sgt Oran Lass of Kansas City, Missouri, President Roosevelt reviews American army tank units to right are – Major General Ernest Harmon and Lt Gen Mark Clark. Running alongside the jeep on the far side is corporal Robert Hopkins, son of Harry Hopkins.Photo measures 10 x 8.25inches. Photo is dated 01-31-1943.”

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2. “1943 Press Photo President Franklin Roosevelt-checks troops at Casablanca
This is an original press photo. Commander In Chief Reviews troops from jeep. President Franklin Roosevelt, riding in the front seat of the jeep at left, inspects a body od D.S. Troops drawn up at a base near here. Photo measures 10.75 x 8.25 inches. Photo is dated 2-1-1943.”

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1942 Photo of Bantam BRC-40, Shells & Women on eBay

If you like old jeeps, shells, and women, then this photo if for you!

“1942 Press Photo A Group of Girls Riding the Range in a Jeep Pass 16 Inch Shells.
This is an original press photo. Women who just a short while ago thought of a range as something to cook on and powder as something to pat on their faces are now doing the work of men on the firing range at the Army ordnance Department’s proving grounds at Aberdeen, MD. They don’t just fool around with the light work, either. They fill shells with powder and prime them. They run huge cranes to assemble the big guns. And they load, clean, and fire everything from Garand rifles and Tommy guns to the big railroad guns. A group of the girls riding the range in a jeep pass a huge stack of 16 inch shells. Photo measures 9 x 7.25 inches. Photo is dated 06-06-1942.

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Koenig Hardtop Photo on eBay

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This photo shows off a unique full hardtop. It looks like the top is magnifying the antenna.

“Original factory photograph , 8 x 10 , 3 original stamps on reverse , ” Lawless & Son , Houston , Texas ” , “Koenig Iron Works , Houston , Texas ” .”

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1945 Photo of Jeep Exiting a “Water Buffalo” Amphibious Tractor on eBay

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Great photo.

“1945 PRESS PHOTO Army Jeep Coming Out Of Amphibious Water Buffalo Tractor 4494 Measures 7.5 X 9.5 inches”

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‘Jeep’ Traveller Ads

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Scramboleer Dan took the time to assemble these vintage newspapers ads for the Traveller (sorry it took me so long to get these posted!).

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October 1, 1959, pg 15 of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin

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October 24, 1960, pg. 12 of The Honolulu Advertiser

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October 25, 1960, pg. 13 of Honolulu Star-Bulletin

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A few years later we have some used Willys prices:

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Some prices from the December 18, 1963, pg. 35 of the Honolulu Advertiser

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This Capitol Chevy ad is from the Salem Statesman-Journal circa 1965-1966.


 
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1945 Photo of Jeep on Guam on eBay

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Looks like a photo op.

“1945 PRESS PHOTO Road Signs From Oil Drums Guam Jeep 4473 Measures 6.25 X 8.25 inches”

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Year? Photo of Jeep Driving onto a Float on eBay

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It’s dated Nov 29, 1940, which is highly unlikely given this version of the jeep hadn’t been built yet. I’d guess more like late Nov 29, 1942 is more likely.

“1940 Press Photo US Military Men Directing Jeep on a Float. This is an original press photo. US Military men directing jeep on a float.Photo measures 10 x 8.25inches. Photo is dated 11-29-1940.”

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1941 Photo of Bantam BRC 40 in Tennessee on eBay

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This is already at $70!

1941- U.S. soldier driving a Bantam BRC-40 jeep through a creek during maneuvers in Tennessee. Photo measures approx. 7″ x 9″.

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1943 Press Photo of Ford GPAs in River on eBay

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Another press photo from the Ford GPA tests.

“1943 PRESS PHOTO Army Ford Amphibian Peep Rouge River Detroit 4294 Measures 6.5 X 9 inches”

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1941 Photo of Canadian’s Testing Willys MA on eBay

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Great photo.

“1941 PRESS PHOTO Canadian Officers In US Army Jeep Baltimore MD 4259 Measures 7 X 9.5 inches”

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