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1943 Photo of Camp Croft Submersible Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

The Camp Croft mechanics explored creating a submersible jeep.

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“1943 Press Photo Army Mechanics at Camp Croft Make Army Jeep Submersible. This is an original press photo. The Army Jeep is a “submarine.” Army mechanics at Camp Croft, South Carolina, waterproof the motor and other vital parts and then traveled along the bottom of a shallow lake. The tube in front is an elongated exhaust pipe. Photo measures 9 x 8.25 inches. Photo is dated 07-03-1943.”

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1943 Tunisia Pics From the Saturday Evening Post

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

These two pics featuring multiple jeeps in Tunisia appeared in the May 29, 1943, issue of the Saturday Evening Post, pages 20-21.
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1958 Jeepers Jamboree Photos

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old Images Jeeping

These 1958 Jeepers Jamboree photos reside in the UC David digital archives. They were taken by Jervie Henry Eastman.

Eastman also shot this photo of Ted Corder’s Willys dealership, located in Susanville, California. I’d say this was taken in the late 1940s?

 
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1951 Photo of Troops Pushing Jeep Over Hill on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

That looks like an uphill slog!

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“1951 Press Photo United Nations troops push jeep over hill during Korean War. This is an original press photo. The powerful jeep was unable to negotiate a muddy hill, so manpower took over. United Nations troops pushed the jeep and a trailer up the hill. About two dozen men helped. — Korean War – Troops U.S. – Living & Weather conditions Photo measures 9 x 6.5 inches. Photo is dated 11-08-1951.”

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Photo with an Unusual Navy Hardtop

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

This photo was on eBay and posted to the G503 Facebook page. It’s got an unusual hardtop. Some good headroom!

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1972 Photo of CJ-2A(?) at the Albany, NY, Landfill on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

A hard working CJ sporting a Kelly hardtop a the Albany, New York, landfill.

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“1972 Press Photo Jeep with plow at landfill on Rapp Road, Albany, New York. This is an original press photo. Albany Sanitary Landfill, Rapp Road, Albany, New York – jeep purchased by North End Photo measures 9 x 7.25 inches. Photo is dated 12-16-1972.”

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Jeep w/Top in Europe

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Wood bodies • TAGS: , .

The writing on this photo indicates this jeep with a wood top was located in Europe. It was odd enough I thought I’d buy the photo, which was on eBay.

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A Few Pics from Charles

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Charles is currently vacationing along the Belgian coast. During his trip he spotted these photos on the window of a shop. He noted that “the advertisment NESCAFE on the jeep is belgian coffee – first one liberation of Belgium.”

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1957 Photo of M-38A1s in Barstow, CA on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

That’s a lot of M-38A1s!

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“1957 Press Photo Senior Sergeant Jack McCallister, Army jeeps, Barstow, CA. This is an original press photo. Trucks – United States. And imagine your problem trying to locate your parked car in this jungle of jeeps which stretches across desert sands at the Marine Corps Supply Center at Barstow, California. However, the Marine Corps says it has a filing system which helps locate any one jeep in jig time. The Marine in jeep at center is Senior Sergeant Jack McCallister. Photo measures 10 x 8.25 inches. Photo is dated 3-22-1957.”

 
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Mobile Cinema Unit Photos

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Modeler builder Frederic Dete plans to create a model of this Mobile Cinema jeep and trailer. He’d like to make contact with David, but I no longer have his email. If he could contact me, I’ll put you in touch with Frederic.

Original Post  Apr 27, 2013: David was going through his father’s items and discovered photos of his father’s Mobile Cinema Unit in New Guinea.

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1957 Photo of FC-150 w/ Louisville Health Dept Mosquito on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Cool photo.

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“1957 Jeep FC Press Photo. City of Louisville. Transportation Division. Louisville & Jefferson County Health Department Mosquito Control Project.
Pages: 1
Details: W 10 x H 8 x D 0.1 Weight 1”

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1943 photo of Jeep stuck in the Solomon Islands on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: A different version of this photo is up for auction.

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Original Post March 22, 2014: “1943- U.S. Marines pull jeep from mud on Bougainville, Solomon Islands.” This was on eBay.

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1944 Photo of Eisenhower in France on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This photo appears to have been published as part of Eisenhower’s 1948 book “Crusade in Europe”.

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“Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower in a jeep at front line positions in France in September, 1944 . . . Get. Eisenhower’s own book of the war, “Crusade in Europe,” to be published Nov. 22, will be a treat to military men in studying the strategy of the war and its campaigns, but perhaps the most interesting part of it to the layman is his inside estimate of the war leaders. . .”

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1944 Photo of Burma’s Lowest Point on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This press photo shows the lost point in the Burma Road (as of 1944).

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“American Jeep on the Burma Road.
An American Jeep Rides through a section of the Burma Road in China that is cut right into the rocky mountainside. This is at the road’s lowest point of elevation, 2960 feet. Picture form the Chinese Ministry of information. Associated Press Photo EEM 10-13-1944 430P CNS.”

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1958 Early Photo of M-679

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677, Features, Old Images

This early press photo of the M-679 was on eBay.

“1958 Willys Jeep 4×4 XM 679 Panel Van Press Photo. US Navy. Original.
Condition: Hole punched.
Pages: 1
Details: W 10 x H 8 x D 0.1 Weight 1”

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1957 Press Photo of Jeep with Wide Wheels on Tracks on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

We’ve seen this photo in the past, but I’m not sure if I’ve seen a press photo of it. It also just occurred to me (and maybe it did before, too), but that could be a DJ-3A body and front clip.

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“1957 Willys Jeep With Wide Tires on Railroad Tracks Press Photo.
Pages: 1
Details: W 10 x H 8 x D 0.1 Weight 1”

 
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Photo of Willys Quad on eBay

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

This press photo was produced in 1990 (mostly likely from an original negative) probably for the 50th anniversary of the Quad.

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“This is an original press photo. 1940 Jeep Willys Quad – The original Willys-Overland pilot model delivered to the US Army on November 11, 1940 Photo measures 10 x 8 inches. Photo is dated 10-08-1990.”

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1952 Photo of M-38A1 w/ Hardtop on eBay

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I don’t recognize that hardtop.

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“Here I have a Near Mint 8 x 10 inch Photograph
PROJECT 7461 MODEL MD MILITARY JEEP (M38-A1)
¾ RIGHT FRONT VIEW (HARD METAL TOP)
WILLYS-OVERLAND ENGINEERING NO. 13300-41 4-15-52”

 
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1960 Army’s Davy Crockett M-38A1 Photo on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, M-38A1, Old Images

UPDATE: Here’s another press photo showing the M-38A1D. This photo also appears on a 1960 spec sheet comparing the M-38A1, the M-274, and the XM443E1. 

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“This is an original press photo. Davy Crockett, Front Line Atomic Weapon on Jeep. Davy Crockett, the latest front line atomic weapon developed for infantry troops, can be carried by a crew of three or transported easily by Jeep. A recoilless rifle, the David Crockett is a short range weapon capable of lobbing a conventional or atomic warhead into nearby enemy positions. U.S. Army. Photo measures 10 x 8.25 inches. Photo is dated 06-12-1960. ”

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Original Post  Feb 14, 2013: The photograph highlights a M-38A1D model also known as the Davy Crocket.

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Photo of Fisher Motors Dealership in Vermont

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old Images

Fisher Motors out of Brattleboro, Vermont, has an interesting sign that highlighted Willys Jeep, Sales-Service, and Cars & Trucks.

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1945 Photo of First CJ-2A to Reach Miami **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: In a shocker, this photo SOLD at auction for $230.05! It was on eBay.

This August 08, 1945, photo shows Shirley Watts driving the first CJ-2A to reach Miami.

“1945 Press Photo Mrs. Shirley Watts drives the first civilian jeep. This is an original press photo. Here’s the first Jeep for civilian use and the first new car to arrive in Maimi since limited production of new cars was authorized. Mrs. Shirley Watts gets the feel of the wheel of the car which in its military version made World War II history. Waco Motors, the distributor, expects to be able to make rapid delivery of the civilian Jeep model in about 30 days.Photo measures 8.5 x 6.75inches. Photo is dated 08-08-1945.”

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1956 Photo of WI National Guardsman Washing Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

That’s one way to wash a jeep!

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“1959 Press Photo Wisconsin national guardsmen washing a jeep, Camp McCoy. This is an original press photo. National guardsmen washed a jeep at Camp McCoy before their homeward convoy trip following a two week training encampment. Private William Feirn (left) and Private Dan Gibson, both of Eau Claire, are of B battery, 175th field artillery. (Camp McCoy Wisconsin) Photo measures 10 x 8.25 inches. Photo is dated 06-29-1959.”

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1954 Photo of Aero Jeep Airborne Prototype

• CATEGORIES: Airborne Lightweight Jeeps, Features, Old Images

UPDATE: These two pics are currently on eBay.

  1. 1954 Willys Aero (Bobcat) Airborne prototype (From front):
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  2. 1954 Willys Aero (Bobcat) Airborne prototype (From rear):
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  3. (Reproduction) Aero Bobcat Spec Sheet.
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Original post 2014: This is a collection of Aero Bobcat Airport jeep photos. A couple may still be on eBay

1. “A vintage 1954 original photo depicting Willy’s Aero Jeep undergoing test at the proving grounds at Aberdeen MD. Original press stamp and caption with a JAN 8 1954 stamp date are on the verso.”

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1949 Triple-AAA Article W/ Jeep Pics

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, Old Images

A November 11, 1949, article in the Saturday Evening Post included these two pics of an Auto Club of Southern California CJ-2A.

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1958 FC-170 Dually Press Photo on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

No photo of the back included.

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“1958 Willys Jeep Truck Press Photo.
Condition: Shows edges of transparency used for reproduction and is fairly washed out (over-exposed).
Pages: 1
Details: W 10 x H 8 x D 0.1 Weight 1

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