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More Pics From Charles

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BRITISH FORCES IN BERLIN, GERMANY 1949 - 1960 (BER 49-189-013) British forces demonstrate an assault river crossing in Berlin, 29 June 1949. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205217789

BRITISH FORCES IN BERLIN, GERMANY 1949 – 1960 (BER 49-189-013) British forces demonstrate an assault river crossing in Berlin, 29 June 1949. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205217789

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1945 Photo of Vaslav Nijinsky in Jeep on eBay

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For you ballet fans, here’s Vaslav Nijinsky in a jeep in post-war Vienna.

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“1945 Press Photo Ballet dance Vaslav Nijinsky in jeep at Schonbrun Palace. This is an original press photo. Vienna Delighted as a child with his 1st ride in a jeep, famed ballet dancer Vaslav Nijinsky enjoys his trip over the rounds of the Schonbrun Palace in Vienna.Once reported eliminated by the Nazis, the Ballet Russe star is in good physical health today. Accompanying him are his wife Romola and the driver Pvt Arnold Henius, Indianapolis Ind Photo measures 8 x 6.25 inches. Photo is dated 08-28-1945.”

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1946 Testimonial For the Jeep & Buzz Saw

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Another satisfied customer.

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2 Early Wagon Brochures and Photos Minneapolis, MN $40

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Old Images, Willys Wagons

Looks like the photos are 8×10 press photos.

“Original 1950’s advertising and original black and white photos $40.”

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/pts/d/willys-overland-jeep-staion/6501252522.html

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Early Nissan Patrol 1951 Photo on eBay

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This a rare factory photo of early Nissan Patrol 4W60s. It was taken only three months after they began production. The 4W60s were made through 1960.

“1951 Press Photo Japanese workers build jeeps in Tokyo factory, Japan. This is an original press photo. Jeep-Japan – Industry – Bigger and more powerful than their American counterparts, Japanese jeeps receive their finishing touches in the Nissan Motor factory in Tokyo. The jeeps are used by the national rural police to speed up investigation work. More than 100 of the vehicles, which are constructed from materials from Japan, have been delivered. Photo measures 9 x 7.25 inches. Photo is dated 12-04-1951.”

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1942 Camp Hale Snow Photo on eBay

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UPDATE: Here’s the same photo with nearly the same caption on eBay. The one shown at the bottom of the post was for sale on eBay in 2015.

“1942 Press Photo Soldiers driving jeeps through snow at Camp Hale, Colorado.
This is an original press photo. Snow jeeps—Parka-clad soldiers whip howitizer-carrying jeeps through unbroken snow at Camp Hale, high in the Colorado Rockies. The pack artillery of the Camp Hale mountain troops use the rugged little jeeps to carry dismantled sections of 75 millimeter howitzers until the going is so rough that mules have to take over (United States) (Wars) (World War II) (Camp Hale, Colorado) (Mountain troops) Photo measures 9.25 x 7 inches. Photo is dated 12-23-1942.”

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Original Post May 2, 2015: “1942 WWII Parka Clad Soldiers In Jeeps Camp Hale Colorado Press Photo”

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More Pics From Charles

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More photos courtesy of Charles!

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1954ish Photo of the Willys Overland Factory

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This photo shows CJ-3Bs and M-38A1s on the same assembly line. I would guess this was taken around the summer of 1954.

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1942 Photo of CGs and Jeeps on eBay

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UPDATE: Here’s an original press photo used in the article at the bottom of the post.

“1942 Press Photo U.S. Coast Guardsmen in Armed Jeeps at East Coast Port. This is an original press photo. Anti-saboteur patrol “Vital war shipping must be protected on the docks as well as on the high seas,” was an official order by Vice-Admiral Russell R. Wesche, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, who equipped Coast Guardsmen with armed jeeps to protect valuable war supplies from any attempts at enemy sabotage. These armed Coast Guardsmen are shown getting their orders at an East Coast port before they start their patrol in the blitz buggies. Photo measures 9 x 7.25 inches. Photo is dated 10-20-1942.”

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(From a March 20, 2015 post) These Coast Guard men are protecting the ships and shipyards from saboteurs. The photo was published in the October, 22, 1942 issue of the Spokesman-Review.

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1945 Photo Correspondent Robert Massell on eBay

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UPDATE: Here’s another photo with Robert Massell in it.

“An original to the WWII time period photograph. Measures approximately 2.5″ x 2.5″ inches. This photo belonged to US War Correspondent Robert Massell who reported on the war from overseas for ABC’s Blue Network Company. He traveled throughout Germany with reporters such as Howard K. Smith-CBS, Robert Barr-BBC, Noel Monks- London Daily Express, Frank Conniff INS, and Bjorn Bjornson-NBC. ”

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Color WWII Photos

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Blaine shared two links that show color WWII photos from 1943 Italy, including the one below.

  1. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2527908/Road-Rome-Rare-photos-chronicle-valiant-Allied-efforts-World-War-IIs-brutal-Italian-Campaign.html
  2. http://time.com/3881461/world-war-ii-in-color-photos-italian-campaign/

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1951 DeAnza Trail Jeep Cavalcade

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1951-07-motortrend-jeep-gymkhana-calvacade-pg1-1The May 1951 issue of Motor Trend captured the 3rd Annual DeAnza Trail Jeep Cavalcade. The author titled the article “Jeep Gymkhana”, possibly attempting to reference timed automobile or equestrian contents designed to test driving skill, though to my knowledge the Cavalcade was not a timed event.

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1943 Photo of Slat Grille in Italy on eBay

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Not much info on this road’s location other than Italy.

“1943 Press Photo A jeep rolls up the newly finished Italian Road. This is an original press photo. A jeep rolls up the newly finished Italian Road Photo measures 7.75 x 7.25 inches. Photo is dated 10-15-1943.”

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1954 Photo of Early Mighty Mite? on eBay

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The hood and windshield on this jeep are different from the standard Mighty Mite. This may have been an early prototype. See the photo at the bottom for another view of a vehicle that may be one until earlier than the vehicle in the press photo. (the one in the press photo is #179849).

“1954 Press Photo Jeep being loaded into Sikorsky XHR25 helicopter, Connecticut. This is an original press photo. Three loaded jeeps or 26 men can be carried by a new giant helicopter demonstrated at Bridgeport, Connecticut, Monday. The Sikorsky XHR25 is being built in quantity for the armed forces. It has twin engines, retractable landing gear and rotors that fold, making it easy to handle aboard aircraft carriers. It will fly faster than 150 miles an hour. (Aero-Helicopter) Photo measures 10 x 7 inches. Photo is dated 01-19-1954.”

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This is #197848 (from G503): http://forums.g503.com/viewtopic.php?t=195524

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1943 Photo of China/Burma/India Theatre on eBay

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This is nicely framed.

“1943 Press Photo Chinese Soldiers In American Jeeps On The Move In Jungle Road. This is an original press photo. Chinese soldiers in American Jeeps on the move along a jungle road. Photo measures 9 x 7.25 inches. Photo is dated 10-22-1943.”

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Hemet Jeep Club Cavalcade Photos

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These photos appeared in the 2008 book HEMET, part of which was scanned into Google Books. In this case, the captions suggest that these were photos of the first cavalcade (listed in the caption as ’48, but ’49 according to a long-tim club member),

To me it looks as if there’s at least two M-38A1s, but I can’t confirm that with this lo-res image. The year credited is 1954.
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The caption suggests this was taken in 1948, but the CJ-3A shown at the front places the next two photos later than that. In fact, the CJ-3A pictured appears also appears in the 1949 photos from Life Magazine. So, these were most likely taken in April of 1949.2008-hemet-book-cavalcade-photo22008-hemet-book-cavalcade-photo3

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1945 Early 2A Press Photo on eBay

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Another introductory press photo of the CJ-2A.

“This Press photo measures 8×10 inches. Date 7-20-1945.”

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1944 Photo of Allan Robertson in Florence, Italy on eBay

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UPDATE: This one is back on eBay.

(11/05/2017) Seeing that “Beware” sign has got to be intimidating!

“1944 Press Photo Private Allan Robertson drives a jeep in Florence Italy

This is an original press photo. Driving this jeep through a street in Florence, Private Allan Robertson, Birmingham, Ala., pauses to read a “Beware Enemy Snipers” sign on the side of a building. Photo measures 9 x 7.25 inches. Photo is dated 8-19-1944.”

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1944 Photo of Town in Italy on eBay

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There’s a jeep the just appears near the bottom of the photo highlighting the scope of the devastation. I can’t quite make out the town’s name. Castelmuzio would put it in Siena, Italy.

“1944 Press Photo A Military jeep travels along the ruined Italian Streets. This is an original press photo. Dwarfed by towering ruins, a Jeep threads way through streets of battered Castlemouse(? aka Castelmuzio?), Italy, a German stronghold until the second day of current Allied offensive, when the fifth army overwhelmed its defenders. Photo measures 8.25 x 6.25 inches. Photo is dated 5-19-1944.”

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1951 Photo of M-38s Ready for Shipment on eBay

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That’s a large amount of M-38s!

“1951 Press Photo Military Jeeps on field at Philadelphia ready to ship overseas. This is an original press photo. Hundreds of jeeps stand in precise military rows on a field at Philadelphia as they are prepared for shipment overseas. The vehicles, from plants all over the United States are assembled in a motor pool before being loaded aboard ships (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) (Military jeeps) (Europe defense) Photo measures 8.75 x 8.25 inches. Photo is dated 12-13-1951.”

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1945 Photo of MB Pulling Farm Equipment on eBay

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This May 1945 photo appears to show an MB (rather than a CJ-2) pulling hay rake. It’s curious that the jeep has “WILLYS” written over the rear wheel well.

“1945 Press Photo Farmer Uses A Jeep As A Tractor To Rake Hay. This is an original press photo. Jeep has a future in postwar America The versatile jeep, which has become known as the “Sweetheart of the Army,” has a future in postwar America, both as an agricultural and industrial machine. All kinds of special bodies, air compressors, and pulley attachments for postwar units can be used with the jeep. Here a farmer uses the jeep to rake hay. This in only one of the farm chores a jeep will do. Others are plowing, harrowing, disking, rolling, drilling, cultivating, reaping and binding. Photo measures 8 x 6.25 inches. Photo is dated 05-26-1945.”

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1951 Photo of Kids Washing Jeep in Korea on eBay

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Ricepaddy Lou is the jeep’s name.

“1951 Press Photo Korean children help Buddy Jones to clean his jeep. This is an original press photo. Cpl. Buddy Jones of Cedar Rapids, Ia., enlists the help of eager Korean youngsters to get his jeep, “Ricepaddy Lou,” cleaned during a lull in battle. The children, who use empty ration cans to do the job, will be rewarded with some candy. Photo measures 9 x 6.25 inches. Photo is dated 5-1-1951.”

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1952 Photo of Fire Jeep at the Vatican on eBay

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Looks to be an MB/GPW.

“1952 Press Photo Firemen in Vatican city, in jeep with fire fighting equipment. This is an original press photo. A tiny unit of the Vatican City fire fighting brigade prepared for a training drill with a jeep fire truck. The brigade, consisting of 15 men and one officer, is equipped with two war surplus jeeps, a small chemical spray unit, a few hand operated fire extinguishers and some stepladders. IN more serious cases the Rome fire brigade is called. Photo measures 9 x 7.25 inches. Photo is dated 11-14-1952.

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