Here’s the second half to the Universal Jeep Booklet. The pages I shared yesterday are underneath these. I’ll get them reordered at some future point.
Paul spotted this photo of a CJ-5 used to navigate the length of the 85-mile Delaware Aqueduct in 1957, still the longest tunnel in the world (construction photos). This was the last time the tunnel was navigate in its entirety. Because of the knowledge gained during their survey, the last living member of this party, Victor Feigelman, was consulted on the state of the tunnel up until his death in 2016.
If you zoom into the area just above gas inlet you’ll note the warning: USE WHITE GAS –ONLY–. The need to limit effluents inside the tunnel also explains the odd exhaust setup.
From Wikipedia, the Delaware Aqueduct … takes water from the Rondout Reservoir through the Chelsea Pump Station, the West Branch Reservoir, and the Kensico Reservoir, ending at the Hillview Reservoir in Yonkers, New York. The aqueduct was constructed between 1939 and 1945, and carries approximately half of the New York City water supply of 1.3 billion US gallons (4,900,000 m3) per day. At 85 miles (137 km) long and 13.5 feet (4.1 m) wide, the Delaware Aqueduct is the world’s longest tunnel.
I sure hope they’ve updated this bridge!
“You are bidding on an original press photo of Truck & Jeep Cross Pontoon Bridge Alaska Highway Construction. Photo has some waving due to too much glue being used to attach the information sheet onto the back of the photo. If the photo in the listing shows any thin green, red, yellow and/or blue lines, they are the result of a bad scan & the lines are NOT on the actual photo. Photo measures 7 x 8 inches and is dated 9/3/1942.”
I bet there is still a bunch of WWII raw footage buried in archives.
“This original WWII photo is identified as – CBI – 44-60780. Sgt. Nicholas A. Ackerman, Beverly Hills, Calif. Signal Corps cameraman shooting a movie story on yhr Burma Road from back of a Jeep. 30 Sept 1944 – Photog: T/ sgt Greenburg.
A great an clear photo with natives in the shot. This US Army Signal Corps photo is in good condition and measures 8″ X 10″. A nice World War Two photograph.”
Steve forwarded this interesting photo of a horse pulling a Bantam BRC-60 across a river.
“1941 Press Photo Horese-Drawn Jeep across water at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. This is an original vintage press photo. Horse-drawn Jeep at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.Photo measures 7.75 x 5.75 inches. Photo is dated 03-24-1941.”
An appropriate name for a photography jeep.
“This is a Type I Original News Press Wire Service Photograph.Size is 6″ x 8″. We are excited to offer photographs which are now available to the public after years inside photo archives. These are rare pieces of history from preiods of time which can never be repeated. Our hope is each photograph finds the perfect home! We combine Shipping in multiple items. Please request an invoice before you pay. This gives us a chance to combine purchases.”
Are we sure jeeps didn’t used to be bigger? the three adult men in the back almost fit!
“1943- Lieutenant General Mark Clark, Commander of the Allied Fifth Army in Italy, reviews beachhead battlefronts near Anzio from a jeep with Army officers during an inspection tour.
Photo measures approx. 6 1/2″ x 8 1/2”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.
“1943- U.S. Troops driving a jeep, the wrong way, down street in Noumea, New Caledonia. Photo measures approx. 7″ x 9″”
Give her props. Anna Weiss doesn’t look like a mother of eight (ages seven to seventeen)!
“WWII Female Jeep Driver Anna Weiss & 320th BG B-26 “Dina Mite” in Dodge City Press Photo”
Soldiers sure spent a lot of time pushing jeeps!
“1942- U.S. Soldiers push a Jeep across one of the many streams blocking the Kokoda Trail as they move through the Owen Stanley Mountains. Photo measures approx. 7″ x 9”
Speaking of Bantams ….
“1941 Press Photo Jeep Jumping at Fort Augusta, Georgia. This is an original vintage press photo. Jeep jumping at Fort Augusta, Georgia. Photo measures 7.75 x 5.75 inches. Photo is dated 01-24-1941.”
I could use one of those snowplows this year!
“This is an original vintage press photo. Thirteen new jeeps with snowplows attached have arrived for delivery to the Milwaukee’s Department of Public Works. They will be used in winter for fulfilling city contracts for sidewalk plowing. They can also be used with lawn mower attachments. The fleet will be added to similar equipment already on hand. Future purchase of more is under consideration. George Renno, 1350 South 98th Street, town of Wauwatosa, a passer-by, looked over the vehicles at Greenfield Motor Sales, 9800 West Greenfield Avenue, town of Wauwatosa. The jeeps cost $2,087 each. Photo measures 10 x 8.25 inches. Photo is dated 04-02-1952.”
I saw this in the G503 Facebook group a while ago.If I remember correctly, it was taken in Tennessee somewhere during WWII.
Thanks to Roberto Flores for spotting this story. Someone named Cliff authored a story about his family’s WWII jeep, which he has inherited. He titled it “JEEP – FAITHFUL AS A DOG, STRONG AS A MULE, AGILE AS A GOAT”
“1942 Press Photo La Mesa Texas Army jeep towing students in glider training. This is an original press photo. Photo measures 9 x 7.25inches. Photo is dated 07-15-1942.”
“ORIGINAL WWII PHOTO – ORIGINAL TO THE TIME – NOT A COPY, SCAN, OR REPRO
QUANTITY: 1 – See the other original WWI & WWII photos that I have listed.
SUBJECT: Original WWII Press Photo of American tank destroyer and jeeps racing towards Falaise, France, to close the Falaise Pocket and trap six German divisions.
DATE: August 24, 1944 – photo does not glow under a black light.
SIZE: 5″ x 7″
CONDITION: Very Good; see scans.
BACK: Has paper tag with typed description and date. See second scan.
SOURCE: From the archives of the World War History & Art Museum (WWHAM) in Alliance, Ohio. WWHAM designs and delivers WWI and WWII exhibits to other rmuseums. Our traveling exhibts include Brushes With War, a world class collection of 325 original paintings and drawings by soldiers of WWI, and Iron Fist, an HO scale model of the German 2nd Panzer Division in 1944 with 4,000 vehicles and 15,000 men.”
Usually we only see these photo from the outside of the jeep.
“You are bidding on an original press photo of Reno NV US Air Borne Troops Load Jeep in Curtiss Commando. Photo shows US Air Borne Troops Load Jeep in Curtiss Commando plane. Photo measures 7.25 x 9.75 inches and is dated 7/29/1943.”
“1943- Willys MB jeep rolls off a landing barge and onto a specially built wire net road at an Atlantic coast training base for Army and Navy amphibious forces. Photo measures approx. 8″ x 10″”
According to the CJ-3B Page, the Post Office experimented with several different types of jeeps for mail delivery. However, finding photos or history of these jeeps has proven difficult. Last week I acquired this awesome photo stamped December 18, 1955, showing a DJ-3A with a hardtop, no tailgate, and no sides to make entry easier.
Then, on eBay, this brochure has been available for a couple months. There’s no date on the brochure itself, but the seller claims it is from 1955:
Both documents show what appear to be the same hard top and same side cut body, but the jeeps in the photos aren’t quite the same. Unlike the top jeep, the bottom jeep has the same hubcaps as the early DJ-3As, but has custom parking lights. The top photo has the side mirror on the right side, while the bottom jeep has the rear view mirror on what would normally be the driver’s side. The seats are colored slightly differently. So, are these two jeeps both experimental models?
What surprises the DJ guys the most is that we weren’t aware the low cut body was available as of late 1955. None of the marketing materials show that body as an option in 1956, as this early brochure demonstrates:
So, the search for information about early dispatcher mail jeeps continues. Anyone have more photos or information about these early post office jeeps?
Note the caption’s name for the jeep is peep. The name jeep is assigned to the far right Command Car.
“1943 Press Photo Ft Knox KY armored 14 ton truck, all purpose car & a jeep. This is an original press photo. Photo measures 8.5 x 6.75inches. Photo is dated 05-21-1943.”
Hard to find many press photos from Korea on eBay.
“1950 Press Photo South Korea Cpl William A Shuey, Pfc John Mauldin & jeeps. This is an original press photo. Photo measures 9 x 7inches. Photo is dated 07-24-1950.”
Not much of the jeep showing above the water.
“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.”
I have not information on the rest of these:
A good shot of a Ford GP.
“1941- Ford GP jeep leads motorcycle troops of the 66th Regiment of the 2nd Armored Division over a road constructed beside a bridge that was “destroyed” by Red forces during maneuvers north of Leesville.”