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Turkey Day is Coming …

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This seemed appropriate in anticipation of Thanksgiving. It was published in the October 1954 issue of Willys News.

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More Pics From Charles

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Some more random jeep photos courtesy of Charles.

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Note the cool billboard!

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1944 Photo of Catherine Rogers on eBay

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I expect this was a posed photo, Neat nonetheless. I found a second photo online from a different angle (see bottom pic). I was unable to learn if Catherine was someone famous. Anyone know?

“1944 Press Photo WAC Pvt. Catherine Rogers Rides on Jeep in New Guinea. This is an original press photo. WAC Pvt. Catherine Rogers of Boston, Mass., gets a ride in a Jeep soon after her arrival in New Guinea with a small advance contingent of WACs. Aussie Sgt. Len McTavish is her chauffeur, and two natives, who wanted a lift down the road, come along for the ride. Photo measures 9 x 7.25 inches. Photo is dated 06-23-1944.”

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On page 5 of the Northern Recon Group’s “Jeep News” (pg 5) there is a second press photo of the group from a different angle.

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German actress Christine Kaufmann on Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Women & Jeeps

Mike shared this photo he found on Facebook of the lovely actress Christine Kaufmann on a jeep. She was born in 1945, so I imagine this was from the early to mid 1960s? This also made the rounds on Pinterest, saved by Roberto Flores. Christine would go on to marry Tony Curtis, among others.

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1948 Photo from Lamia, Greece on eBay

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UPDATE: Same seller is selling a second version of this press photo on eBay. See the first one sold in 2014 at the bottom.

“1948 Press Photo Lieutenant Colonel William E. Jennings in Jeep through Greece. This is an original press photo. Lieutenant Colonel William E. Jennings, Watervliet, Michigan, drives Jeep through mud caused by unseasonable rains and snows which plagued the Roumeli offensive, first spring drive by the Greek National Army against Guerrillas. Jennings is one of the U.S. observers advising the Greek army in its push on rebel positions in mountains near Lamia which are interfering with U.S. construction gangs. Rebuilding the Athens-Salonika highway and railroad. Photo measures 9 x 7.25 inches. Photo is dated 05-11-1948.”

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1944 Photo New Zealanders Passing Sign on eBay

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Seller seems to be getting more aggressive with the pricing. Interesting photo just the same.

“1944 Press Photo American jeep stops and read the signage in Highway “6”
This is an original press photo. New Zealanders, who probably got their information from a close contest with Nazi Bullets, erected his sign which temporarily halts an American Jeep on famed Highway “6” which leads to Rome. “Achtung” is the German word for “attention” and the warning it headlines is situated a few miles from where the Rapido River crosses the highway south of Cassino. Photo measures 8.25 x 7.25 inches. Photo is dated 3-18-1944.”

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1954 Photo of M-38A1s w/ 106mm on eBay

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Cool pic.

“1954 Press Photo Pfc Crousehora, Cpl Copeland with jeep mounted 105 mm guns. This is an original press photo. Pfc John D Crousehora at eft and Cpl Buel O Copeland, members of Co D 6th Inf Reg check their position with the jeep mounted 105 mm recoiless rifle as they set up a defensive perimeter during the annual combined training exercises of French, British and US troops held at Grunewald training area in Berlin, Germany Photo measures 10 x 8.25 inches. Photo is dated 04-01-1954.”

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1946 Jeep Testimonial w/ Hay Baler

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Another satisfied customer.

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1944 Photo of Allan Robertson in Florence, Italy on eBay

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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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Forty Acre Jeep Snow Plow Test

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This article appeared in the February 1955 issue of Kaiser Willys News.

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More Pics from Charles

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More random jeep pics from Charles.

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1942 Photo of Jeep, Dawson Creek, BC on eBay

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I can say the place looks a little nicer than it did back in ’42.

“1942 Press Photo Army Jeep passes the Dawson Creek muddy street.
This is an original press photo. Dawson Creek, BC. There are fewer spots these days than Dawson Creek BC. U.S. Army Troops and engineers are gathered there to lay out preliminary plans for building the highway to Alaska. Rain and mud are a set back but Army engineers say they will push her through”. An Army jeep is shown on the muddy main street of Dawson Creek. Photo measures 9 x 7.25 inches. Photo is dated 3-15-1942.”

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January 1955 Jeep Sales Optimism

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This article highlights how optimistic Willys was going into 1955.

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1946 Berkey Aux Fire Dept Testimonial

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This testimonial included a detailed list of fire jeep specs. 
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Trencher’s First Appearance?

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This photo from the October 1954 issue of Kaiser Willys News got me thinking. Anyone know when the first jeep trenchers were manufactured?

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Photo of VP Hickman Price Descending Hill in a CJ-5

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Ann says they tilted the camera for this shot. I can’t tell for sure. This photo was featured in the March 1955 issue of the Willys News and shows Vice President Hickman Price descending a steep gradel in a CJ-5.

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1946 Photo of Fitting Hardtops in Japan

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UPDATE: A previous version of this sold in August (see pics at the bottom). 

“This is an original press photo. Instead of manufacturing cargo planes for Japanese use, this assembly line is making US Jeeps fit for winter use. Japanese stocks of aluminum, plexiglass, rivets, iron rods and fabric are being fitted to jeep use. Photo measures 9.25 x 7 inches. Photo is dated 2-6-1946.”

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Clark County, Nevada, Sheriff’s Office Jeep Posse

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A little something to read from five years ago …

Originally published October 31, 2012: I stumbled across some Flickr Images of the Clark County, Nevada, Sheriff’s Office Jeep Posse. I searched for a website for the group, but could only find a Sheriff site.

Here are a few images from Flickr.

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In February, 1952, Popular Science published a short article about this Jeep Posse.  Note the Slat Grille MB.

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Chuck Yeager Buys a Wagon

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This October 1954 photo and caption from Kaiser Willys News highlights Chuck Yeager’s recent purchase of a Willys Wagon (or maybe he was given it).

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1953 Photo of Fire Jeep on eBay

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Interesting photo. It appears this has a bed extender on it. I don’t think I’ve seen that on a fire jeep previously?

“1953 Press Photo McCloskey & Burke inspect donated jeep with fireman Pizzatola. This is an original press photo. This Jeep, equipped with two-way radio, was donated by the New Orleans Fire Department to the Fort Pike Volunteer Fire Department for communication between the two departments for fires along Cef Menteur. Highway Safety Commissioner McCloskey and Deputy Fire Chief Patrick Burke inspect the jeep. The fireman is Sam Pizzatola. Photo measures 10 x 8.25 inches. Photo is dated 09-22-1953.”

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Photo of Jeeps & Trucks in Field on eBay

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UPDATE: Barry noticed that this may very well be a photo with FDR in the passenger side of the jeep. 1) He spent extended periods of time in Georgia, 2) the side would have been cut to make it easier for him to get in the jeep, and 3) it looks quite a bit like FDR.

No date on the photo. The jeep to the left has had some modifications done to the entry area.

“Press Photo The Army jeeps shown in a field –
This is an original press photo. The Army jeeps shown in a field Photo measures 11 x 7 inches. Photo is dated –none.”

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1942 Photo of Ford GPA Test

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I don’t think I’ve seen this photo. That looks to be an early GPA to me.

“1942 Press Photo U.S Army Amphibious Jeep Proceeds into swollen Ohio River. This is an original press photo. Turning off the highway it proceeds into the swollen Ohio River between Fort Knox and Louisville. The Propeller is put in motion and its Ship Ahoy. Photo measures 10 x 8.25 inches. Photo is dated 04-10-1942.”

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October 1954 Optimism at Willys Motors

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This October 1954 photo and caption from Kaiser Willys News underscores how confident Willys Motors was about the coming year and their new CJ-5 model. About this time there was an explosion of new brochures and mailers, so Willys Motors did what it could to generate excitement about the commercial and utility market.

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1946 Photo of Jeeps in Stalingrad

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That’s a stark photo, but also a very thoughtful one if the photographer is correct.

“1946 Press Photo Jeeps and Studebaker Trucks That Helped Russia Win the War. This is an original press photo. This is typical of the destruction of Stalingrad, where workers and farmers pitched in to help the Red Army hold. These two Russian Chauffeurs say jeeps and studebaker trucks helped Russia win the war. They suggested Strohm take this picture so he could tell the American people they appreciated the things we sent them in lend-lease. Photo measures 9 x 7.25 inches. Photo is dated 10-04-1946.”

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More Pics From Charles

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Some more random pics courtesy of Charles.
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