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More Pics From Charles

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Charles wrote, “these are very hard to find i became them of a private collection from an ex para commando in katanga – 1956 (rep of congo). All these photo were old and not best condition they were digitalized and renewed as they are now.”

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Climbing Colorado’s Storm Mountain in a Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

This article was published in the January 1958 issue of Willys News.

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Riggins’ Volunteer Fire Department

This January 1958 article from Willys News highlighted a group of teen boys who provided the small town of Riggins, Idaho, with fire protection using a fire jeep.

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FC-170 Pipe Organ Delivery Service

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677, Features, Old Images, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

Hmm … wonder if he delivered any Wurlitzers in this? This article was published in the January 1958 issue of Willys News.

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Hundreds of M-606s

• CATEGORIES: Features, M-606 (military CJ-3B), Old Images

Blaine spotted this great photo showing hundreds of what appear to be M-606s about ready to be shipped to Iran in 1962. It’s part of an article in the Toledo Blade about the 75th anniversary of the Willys-Overland-produced jeep.

http://www4.toledoblade.com/Automotive/2016/04/25/Toledo-to-mark-Jeep-s-75th-in-August-fest.html

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More Pics From Charles

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1944 Photo of Windshield Sniper Hole

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Yes, cigarettes can save lives, too!

“1944- Sgt. Thomas Hill driving down a street in Granville, France, behind a bullet hole in the windshield of his command car. Hole was made by a German sniper’s bullet while Hill was behind the wheel. Hill would have been killed had he not just bent over to light a cigarette.”

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Economy Delivery Truck Article

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

The January 1958 issue of Willys News included this article about the Economy Delivery Truck.

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1955 Photo of a French-built Delahaye

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Alex shared this photo taken around 1955 in Martinique of a Delahaye VLR, a French jeep clone. It shows four French administrators making (as put by Alex) a “very colonial” looking visit it to the area.

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1942 Photo of Soldiers Sleeping from Oahu on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Being able to sleep in a jeep is a sure sign they were tired! Looks like a Willys MA based on the gauges.

“1942- Exhausted U.S. soldiers sleep in their jeep following maneuvers in Oahu, Hawaii, that duplicated actual wartime conditions.”

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1943 Photo of Jeep Pulling Barrage Balloon on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Steve found this photo from Camp Tyson of a jeep pulling a barrage balloon.

“1943- U.S. soldiers use a jeep to maneuver a barrage balloon into position during training at the Barrage Balloon Training Center at Camp Tyson, Tennessee.”

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Steve Fowler’s 1963 America Jeep Trip

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

This August 5th, 1963, article from the St. Petersburg Times describes how Dunedin, Florida, resident Steve Fowler drove from Florida to Los Angeles, north to Idaho, then cross the northern part of the US, before heading back to Florida. The article claims he drove about 10,000 miles. His most worrisome event was a close call at Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park. He was camping near it when a large bear chased him away from his jeep. Sounds like quite an adventure!

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1942 Photo of Santa & Jeeps Pulling Tanks on ebay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

A similar version of the photo was sold on eBay in May of 2015.

“1942- Pulled by a quintette of jeeps instead of reindeer, Santa Claus rides a tank at Fort Knox. This was the Christmas greeting from the men of the armored force. Name “Yardbird” is painted on lead jeep. The others look to have names as well but I can’t make them out.”

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Uranium Hunters Using Willys Trucks

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The January 1958 issue of Willys News included a photo of two intrepid uranium hunters using Willys trucks.

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More Pics From Charles

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Sedan-jeep

Here’s another batch of photos courtesy of Charles.

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original photo korea .. looks to be an M-170. 

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East Stroudsburg gets a Rescue Truck

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

This January 1958 article from Willys News tells the story of how East Stroudsburg was able to get a Rescue Truck.

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1944 Article: A Jeep Named Galloping Gael

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St. Marys High School in Eugene, Oregon, purchased this jeep, christened the Galloping Gael, as part of the war effort. The name is memorable enough that maybe someone has seen an old photo of a jeep with the name on it? The article came from the March 28, 1944, issue of the Eugene Register-Guard.

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More Pics From Charles

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Enjoy your Sunday everyone!

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Looks like the driver doesn’t want to give up his jeep just yet …

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More Pics From Charles

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Thanks to Charles for sharing these.

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village of ‘foy'(belgium-battle of the bulge) aid station for the 101 th airborne 1945

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1943 Photo with Carl Thusgaard in New Guinea on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: A similar photo and caption was on bay in 2015 (see pic and caption at the bottom & don’t know if it sold). The description in the ad, photo, and caption are the same. It appears the check marks are different. 

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1944 Photo from Tolfa, Italy on ebay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Great photo.

“This Auction is for one WWII US Press photo GI’s in Jeep Description on back Italy 1944 . The photo is about 4 1/2 by 6 3/4 inches in size. Shows age, , wear, yellowing ,Description on back ,. I used a transparency with the word original to preserve the uniqueness of the photo when I scanned it .”

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Kent Frost and his CJ-5 at Needles

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old Images Jeeping • TAGS: .

Here’s another photo of Kent Frost and his CJ-5 at the Needles in Canyonlands National Park, probably before it was a park.

http://content.lib.utah.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/USHS_Morton/id/595/rec/4

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1949 Photo from Colorado River Crossing

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old Images Jeeping

This Utah State Historical Society photo by Jack Breed from 1949 is just beautiful! Three unidentified men are standing around a National Geographic Society Jeep, part of a Society exploration party into southern Utah. They are observing the site called “Crossing of the Fathers” at the Colorado River. I shared a color version of this photo back in 2013, but the black and white photo is equally beautiful.

http://content.lib.utah.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/USHS_Class/id/30852/rec/11

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1941 Photo of Bantam BRC-60 on eBay

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

Great view of a BRC-60.

“1941- Troops at Fort Benning in Bantam prototype pre-Willys jeep armed with 30 caliber and 50 caliber machine guns.
Photo measures approx. 7″ x 9″”

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1943 Photo from the Pacific Theatre on eBay

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There wasn’t much information about this image.

“Chinese soldiers in jeeps on jungle island. This is an original press photo. Photo measures 9 x 7.25inches. Photo is dated 10-29-1943.”

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