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1948 Article on Elk Hunting with a CJ-2A

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I wish the pic and caption were better reproduced in this scanned newspaper, but the December 02, 1948, article in Montana’s Choteau Acantha newspaper demonstrates how surprised some civilians were by the jeep’s capabilities. The writer mentions Black Leaf Canyon, which is south of Glacier National Park.

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1944 Photo of Jeep in Cape Gloucester

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Possibly a Holden Jeep?

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1950 Photo of Jeep-mounted 105mm on eBay

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Another photo showing the test of the 105mm recoil-less rifle.

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“1950 Press Photo US soldiers Ernest Pupo & James F. with jeep-mounted rifle, MD. This is an original press photo. Guns – United States. Aberdeen, Maryland. The Army’s new jeep-mounted 105-millimeter recoil-less rifle (above) is credited with being able to knock out any known foreign tank. It was demonstrated for the first time this week at the Army’s Aberdeen Proving Ground for Secretary of the Army Frank Pace. Shown loading the tank buster are Pfc Ernest Pupo (left) and Corporal James F…Photo measures 9 x 8inches. Photo is dated 11-25-1950.”

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1942 Photo of Jeep Crossing Practice Bridge on eBay

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The guy in front of the jeep appears to have lost part of his arm (or it’s an optical illusion).

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“1942 Press Photo Jeep crosses bridge built by Army Engineers for training. This is an original press photo. United States Army – Engineers. On a field maneuver in the Pacific Northwest, the army demonstrated a speedy bridge building project, followed by an even faster demolition job – to train soldiers in both operations. (1) Soldiers laid logs across a swamp; (2) a jeep is first across; Photo measures 9 x 7.25 inches. Photo is dated 3-13-1942.”

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1943 Image of Wounded on Jeep

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This 1943 image shows a crowd gathered around a jeep as it carries a wounded American. There are several articles about the war with Japan in this August 23, 1943, issue of the Daily Illini, but what caught me by surprise was Northwest Airlines’ attempt to secure a direct air route from Alaska to Tokyo even almost two years before the war eventually ended, as if we weren’t at war with Japan! Talk about advanced planning. 
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1943 Photo of Ford GPA Landing in NY on eBay

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

Nice shot of a Ford GPW SEEP landing in New York.

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“1943 Press Photo Military officers in amphibious jeep on New York waterway. This is an original press photo. New York – (Swim) jeeps Photo measures 10.25 x 8.25 inches. Photo is dated 04-20-1943.”

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1945 Photo of Starts & Stripes Jeep on eBay

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This jeep saw some fender action.

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“Vintage photograph of American War shoes respondents’ jeep parked outside the Eden – 29 May 1945.

Size of photo 4.4″ x 5.2″
Location:

Sverige 1945-05-29”

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1943 Photo of Jeep-Glider Training in Texas on eBay

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This September 6, 1943, photo shows a training exercise in Lubbock, Texas, with soldiers emerging from a glider on an MB ready for a fight. These days you can learn more about glider training at the Silent Wings Museum in Lubbock.

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“This is an original press photo. Jeep-in-the-box – The instant this big glider touches earth, up springs its nose, out pops a jeep loaded with soldiers. It’s a magic trick the enemy knows about by now, to their sorrow. But new glider tricks are promised. This is training attack at South Plains Army Air Field, Lubbock, Texas. Photo measures 8 x 10.25 inches. Photo is dated 09-06-1943.”

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1953 Photo of Glenn McCarthy in CJ-3B on eBay

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This photo dated 11/12/1953 shows oil tycoon Glenn McCarthy, also known as ‘Diamond Jim’, aboard a CJ-3B. The CJ-3B sits atop some type of rail(?) car.

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“This is an original press photo. Glenn McCarthy, Houston Oilman aboard a military jeep. Photo measures 10 x 8.25inches. Photo is dated 11-12-1953.”

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Odd Tops in Argentina

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Blaine share this link from a forum in Argentina that included some jeeps with odd tops.
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Portal To Texas History Jeeps

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Here’s a series of jeep photos from the Portal To Texas History website. There are many, many more: https://texashistory.unt.edu/search/?q=jeep&t=fulltext&sort=&fq=

This is my favorite of the bunch: An M-38A1 with a Schooner-like soft top:

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CREDIT: https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth33411/ Man standing in uniform next to jeep advertising the Sheraton Terrace Motor Hotel, 1201 S Congress Ave.

Some interesting mods on this jeep.

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CREDIT: https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth476250/ .. Photograph of Capt. John M. McAfoos, T/5 Paul Severino, and two unidentified soldiers sitting in a Jeep somewhere in France. Buildings are visible in the background.

This photo is dated 1945, but it’s clearly a 1950s photo based on the grille.

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CREDIT: https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth586886/ .. Photograph of a group of men looking at a Jeep in a field. Trees and buildings are visible in the background. … there is a second photo in this series that better shows the plaque on the side of the truck’s cowl.

One of the few CJ-2A images in the collection.

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CREDIT: https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth74048/ .. Photograph of a man in a jeep in a ranch yard. A small wooden structure and a gated wooden fence are behind him. The photographer’s shadow is visible against the front wheel of the vehicle.

The only Ford GP I’ve run across in the photo collection.

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CREDIT: https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth436897/ .. Photograph of five soldiers, including Alphonse DeSanto, Charles Kozak, Andrew Horn, and Robert French, standing around another soldier seated in a Jeep. Buildings are visible in the background.

 
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1954 Photo of a 106mm gun on M-38 on eBay

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I thought these were only used on the M-38A1s. I’m surprised they were testing this on an M-38 as late as 1954. But, perhaps that was just the photo’s release date and not the date of the photo.

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“1954 Press Photo US soldiers fire rifle on a jeep at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. This is an original press photo. Guns – Artillery. Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. The Army’s new battalion (BAT) 106 MM. recoilless rifle is mounted on a jeep and fired during a demonstration at the Army’s Aberdeen Proving Grounds. The rifle has greater range and destructive power than any other weapon now available on the battalion level.Photo measures 10 x 8.25inches. Photo is dated 10-12-1954.”

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1950 Photo of Jeeps at Kumho River in Korea on eBay

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By the covers on the jeeps and the rain gear, it looks kind of wet!

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“1950 Press Photo US military jeeps lined up to ferry across river in Korea. This is an original press photo. Korea – War – General – A long line of jeeps waiting to be ferried across the Kumjo-gang River cause a traffic jam on the way to the front in Korea Photo measures 8 x 10.5 inches. Photo is dated 09-16-1950.”

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1945 Photo of Modified Jeep

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This press photo and caption was posted to Facebook.

“THIS IS A “TWEEP”
MAJURO– This combination truck and jeep was constructed by Seabees fo materials salvaged from six abandoned jeeps. With a wheelbase one-half times longer than the standard jeep, the “Tweep” accommodates eight person and gear, carries gas in its fenders. Red Cross Field Director Robert De Lawny, Spring Lane, Ithaca, NY , Stands by the Vehicle.
CREDIT (Red Cross PHOTO FROM ACME) 11-20-45″
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1944 France Modified Jeep

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This image of a modified jeep is part of the “Portal to Texas History” digital collection.

https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth476250/m1/1/?q=%20date:1940-1960

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Reference: [Soldiers on Jeep], photograph, 1944;(https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth476250/m1/2/?q=%20date:1940-1960: accessed February 7, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum.

 
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1942 Photo of Jeeps in New Guinea on eBay

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UPDATE: A second version of this press photo out of New Guinea is on eBay.

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“1942 Press Photo US jeeps driving through New Guinea jungle during World War II. This is an original press photo. World War II – New Guinea – Dispensing with recognized traffic rules, American “peeps” wind their way single file through this New Guinea jungle. Yesterday Japanese troops were in headlong retreat through New Guinea’s Papuan Peninsula with Americans and Australians in grim pursuit. Photo measures 7 x 7.5 inches. Photo is dated 11-15-1942.”

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From June 5, 2017:

“1942 PRESS PHOTO WWII American Army Jeep Convoy Jungles of New Guinea 5757 Measures 6.5 X 8 inches”

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1943 Photo “Just Married?” Jeep Being Towed

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This will surely delay the honeymoon! These images are from the “Portal to Texas History” digital collection.

1. https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth688891

“Photograph of a newly wed officer and his bride being towed away in their jeep by a wrecker. A sign on the back of the jeep says, “Just Married?””

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1951 Photo of Jeep Stuck in Korean Mud on eBay

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Mud’s a pain, but better than freezing temps that soldiers had to deal with during the winters.

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“1951 Press Photo U.S. Army Jeep is maneuvered through deep mud in Korea. This is an original press photo. An Army Jeep is maneuvered through deep mud, during recent operations in Korea. Photo measures 10.25 x 8 inches. Photo is dated 05-01-1951.”

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1943 Photo of Jeep on Amchitka Island on eBay

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This driver was having some fun.

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“1943 Press Photo US soldier drives jeep through standing water on Amchitka, WWII. This is an original press photo. Amchitka Island – Aleutians – An unidentified Yank spurs his jeep through soupy goo, the result of spring thaws, which blankets newly constructed “road” through Uncle Sam’s new Amchitka Island base in the Aleutians Photo measures 9.25 x 6.5 inches. Photo is dated 06-02-1943.”

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1942 Photo of Marines Landing on eBay

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No indication as to which island. It could be the Eastern Solomons.

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“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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1953 Photo of M-38s w/Plows in Germany on eBay

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Neat photo. This is for the photo and not the negative.

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“Here I have an 8 x 10 inch
Black and white photograph
From Original negative
2 Jeeps with Plow Blades
PIRMASENS, GERMANY”

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1943 Article Of Jeep Purchase By School Kids

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Seattle’s St. Joseph Boy’s School and St. Joseph’s Academy worked together to buy a $900 jeep for the military.

https://washingtondigitalnewspapers.org/?a=d&d=CATHNWP19430115.2.20

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“A JEEP, valued at $900, was a gift to Uncle Sam, from students of St. Joseph’s Academy and St. Joseph’s Boys’ school. War stamps and bonds purchased by the boys and girls at their own school booths within a two-week period paid for the jeep. Purchasers wore tags, the girls bearing the likeness of General MacArthur and the inscription: “He’s Fighting—l’m Buying,” and the boys’ tags bore a gold V and distinguished star of various colors.

Bond buyers pictured from left to right with the jeep in front of the academy, are: Sergeant Dauer, Theresa Gamache, Lorraine Brule, Mary Ellen Chott, John Kerkem, William Himmelsbach and Patricia. Others were Francis Rooney, Claude Clifford, Laon Deymonaz, William Bischoff, Willetta Hofmeister, Donald Brule and nd Donna Gamache.”

 
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1942 Article About Holy Names Academy Buying Jeep

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This November 20, 1942, article from the Catholic Northwest Progress Newspaper highlights the Holy Names Academy’s Girls School’s efforts to purchase a jeep for the Army.

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https://washingtondigitalnewspapers.org/?a=d&d=CATHNWP19421120.2.95

Holy Names Académy Girls Buy Jeep for U. 5. Army

RIDING In the jeep which had been sent to Holy Names Academy through the courtesy of the War Department, the members of the Student Council celebrated a major event in the Schools at War Program which has been carried on at Holy Names since September. During one week the pupils of the school contributed $1040 In savings bonds and stamps to the War Savings Staff, the “buying” of a jeep for the army being the goal of their efforts.

Making a serious effort to co-operate with the Treasury Department to save, serve and conserve, the girls have entered upon all three avenues of action. A recent questionnaire revealed the types of service being rendered: Clerical service, messenger service for local civilian defense, assisting in the unification and harvesting of crops, studying, first aid, roiling bandages, making of kits, and the collection of books and magazines for recreation centers.

The Christmas project at Holy Names this year is the preparing of boxes for army chaplains. containing religious articles for use in their work. Besides these helpful articles, a chaplain will also receive a spiritual bouquet which the girls are preparing during these preceding weeks.”

 
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1950 Photo of “Bringing Up Father”

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The December 22, 1950, issue of the Catholic Northwest Progress reported that Father (Major) Lawrence E. Ryan’s jeep was named “Bringing Up Father”.

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Chaplain’s Jeep Has Perfect Name

HAMHUNG, North Korea—Father (Major) Lawrence E. Ryan of Troy, N.Y.. (right), chaplain attached to the U.S. Third Infantry Division. could not have found a more appropriate title for his jeep. Here Father Ryan is shown talking to Pfc. Pedro Marti Arguinzone of Cavey, Puerto Rico, while using the jeep’s hood for a desk—(Religions News Service Photo.)”

 
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1950 Photos of Austin Champ Tests on eBay

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UPDATE: There are now several photos on eBay that were taken during the testing of the Austin Champ.

1. Photo of prototype Champ from the passenger side

“Motor car jeep. Size of photo 8″ x 10.3”

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2. Photo of an Austin Champ prototype from the front.

“Motor car jeep. Size of photo 8.1″ x 10.2″ 1950-07-26”

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