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1943 Photo of Football Players Pushing Jeep on eBay

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UPDATE: Below is a press photo of the ‘push-a-war’ photo in the original 2014 post on eBay

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“1943 Press Photo Camp Joe T. Robinson, football players push a jeep for training. This is an original press photo. A new use for the versatile jeep is shown here. The jeep is being substituted for a charging sled. Captain C.R. Goodwin, Special Projects Officer of the 66th Div. soon at Camp Joseph T. Robinson, Arkansas, is getting a “ride” while directing the training of a gridiron team which is part of the camp’s athletic program. Photo measures 9 x 7.25 inches. Photo is dated 11-15-1943.

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Original Post February 2014: I stumbled up a collection of photos from the Signal Corps Collection in Record Group #111, Still Picture Branch, National Archives at College Park, MD: http://www.history.army.mil/photos/WWII/Preps/WW2-Prep.htm

This photo seems to show the opposite of a tug-a-war. It’s a push-a-war!

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THE CAPTION FROM THE SITE READS: Training. Football Training in the Army. A new use for the versatile jeep, as it’s being substituted for a charging sled. Capt. C. R. Goodwin, Special Projects Officer of the 66th Division at Camp Joseph T. Robinson, Ark., is getting a “ride” while directing the training of a gridiron team which is part of the camp’s athletic program. (Nov 43)

Here’s a photo  of a Jeep Assembly line in England:

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England. Jeep Assembly Line from which a completely assembled jeep can be produced every three minutes. Assembly Depot 0-640, Tidworth, Wilts, England. (8 Sep 43) Signal Corps Photo: ETO-HQ-43-6606 (Lt. Ray)

 

 
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The 60MPH Jeep Claim Discussed on Hemmings

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Serval folks pointed me to a Hemmings article by Daniel Strohl that lightly addresses the early claim of a CJ-2A capable of pulling a large trailer at a speed of 60mph, specifically the trailer shown in the iconic photo seen below (a PR photo that appeared in multiple places early in Universal Jeep advertising).

Hemmings article: https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2020/05/01/lost-and-found-overflow-the-little-jeep-that-could

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PHOTO CREDIT: Dal Smilie

 
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1944 Photo of Elizabeth McDougald in Jeep

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An October 21, 1944, photo and caption of Elizabeth McDougald of New York City highlighted her appointment to “London’s first Negro-staffed club, the Duchess”. She’d been appointed direct of the Red Cross club. Some letters by Ms. McDougald to military officers related to racial issues can be found here. A great deal of detailed information about her was uncovered through an auction purchase and subsequent research by Sherry Howard.

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1951 Photo of MPs Managing Traffic on eBay

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The windshield frame appears to have a taller tube attached. I wonder if they were setup to use a CJ top of some type?

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“1951 Press Photo American MPs & jeep somewhere in Korea. Photo measures 9 x 7 inches. Photo is dated 3-2-1951.”

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Random Jeepster Photos on eBay

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Some random vintage photos of Jeepsters on eBay:

  1. 1950 Press Photo — 1950 OH Horse Raiser Howard Gustin n Jeepster Daughter on Palomino:
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  2. 1950s Photos with Jeepster:
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  3. Another photo from the same shoot as above:
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  4. No date on this photo, but the photo identifies it as a 1950 Jeepster:
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  5. 1948 Photo that might have been taken in Michigan:
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  6. This color photo is actually a calendar page 10″ x 14″:
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  7. There might be some grille damage on this Jeepster:
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1945 Photo of A.J.W in Front of His Jeep on eBay

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I wish they would have provided the full name of the soldier.

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“1945 Press Photo a soldier in his combat gear poses beside his jeep. This is an original press photo. A J.W. in front of his jeep. Photo measures 10 x 8.25 inches. Photo is dated 08-13-1945.”

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Photo of Sailors, Jeep, and Irish Boys on eBay

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No date on this photo from Ireland. Are the uniforms unique enough to date the photo?

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“Photo shows the Irish young boys are studying mechanism of an American jeep. – Vintage photograph. While two Americans sailors recapture a bit of home by watching a game of American baseball at a Northern Ireland naval base, these Irish boys vastly prefer to study the mechanism of an American jeep.Keywords: people, men, sailors, American, sitting, watching, jeep, match, Irish, boys, children, together, mechanism, together, enjoying, smiling. Size of photo 6.8″ x 4.8″.”

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WWII Photo with Woman, Soldiers, Jeep and Camera

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Givnethe camera, his *might* be a press photo crew of some sort? The square appearing gas tank suggests this might be an early MB. For some reason, the seller thinks this photo is a “Original 1910’s WWI Photo”, which  would indeed be a rare photo, lol.

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“Vintage Original 1910’s WWI PRESS PHOTO
Size – 8 x 10 inches”

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March 1954 Kaiser Willys News

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay. This is a March 1, 1954, issue of Kaiser Willys News (issue #2)

There is some jeep info in the newspaper, but mostly its about the cars.

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Bantam BRC-40 Photo

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This photo of a Bantam BRC-40 advertising for the Butler County, Pennsylvania, war chest is undated. It was posted to Facebook by the Butlers Standard Eight, a group the preserves early vehicle related information pertaining to Butler County.

https://www.facebook.com/ButlersStandardEight/photos/a.235857016453226/3119845178054381/?type=3&theater

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WWII Photo At the Willys-Overland Factory

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This WWII photo of the Willys-Overland Factory was shared with me by a couple different folks and was being shared on Facebook. Jerry Huber remembers driving on that wooden platform seen in the upper left of the photo.

Jerry wrote, “It was basically a wooden ramp supported with steel that ran from ground level to the roof of the 5 story structure of the main building complex. There are some pics of the MB’s parked on the roof that are also pretty cool. I usually drove that ramp daily when I was at the Plant and often parked up there. Going up and down that ramp was truly like being in a “time tunnel”.”

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January 1942 Article From Scientific American “Meet the Jeep”

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UPDATE: Don makes some good points in his comment below as to why there might not be any MBs pictured.

The January 1942 issue of Scientific American included an article titled “Meet the Jeep”, one I’ve been waiting about 7 years to snag. For some reason, though MBs were already being produced, no images of the MB were included. Instead, the first image shows a Ford GP. The second photo shows a Bantam BRC-40 T2E1.

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Year? Photo of Johnny Shoemaker Conducting Tour in Berlin on eBay

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Note all the bullet pitting on the pedestals.

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“Press Photo Pfc. Johnny Shoemaker conducts Berlin tour in jeep to nurses. This is an original press photo. Pfc. Johnny Shoemaker, of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, shows points of interest to four American nurses making a sightseeing tour of Berlin in a jeep. In the background is the “Dome” famous cathedral, and on either sides are the horses in front of the Imperial Palace.Photo measures 8.5 x 7inches. Photo is dated –none.”

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1942 Photo of General Krueger on eBay

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This is a great photo of General Walter Krueger, Commander of the Third Army.

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“1942 Press Photo Army Commander Lieutenant General Walter Krueger in “War” Jeep. This is an original press photo. When a three star general roams the maneuver country, no cushioned limousine will do the job. Lieutenant General Walter Krueger tries out the two way radio with which his “war” Jeep is equipped. As commander of the Third Army, General Krueger will use the Jeep directing the strenuous maneuvers in the battle-tough Louisiana area.Photo measures 8.5 x 7inches. Photo is dated 07-29-1942.”

 
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1943 Photos of Two Named Jeeps

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This May 02, 1943, article in the Evening Star excerpt shares the news of two newly-named jeeps:  “Al Neale” and “Mount Vernon Spitfire”.

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Joe Donham Willys Dealership near Oakland, Ca

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UPDATE: Blaine spotted a post that provides more background on the Joe Donham and a pic of how it looked as of 2006.

http://berkeleyheritage.com/eastbay_then-now/roadside.html

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According to the website post,

Joseph B. Donham (1895–1982), who followed Warren at this location, was general sales manager for the Val Strough organization in the 1930s before striking out on his own. After running a used car dealership in Oakland, he opened an authorized Willys dealership at 2747 San Pablo Avenue, being the first tenant to lease the new showroom. Donham’s Willys dealership operated here from 1953 through 1956. After the car maker ceased production, Donham switched to selling used cars at this location and ran the Dalton & Norton Chrysler dealership in San Leandro. According to his son, Joseph Donham, Jr., Donham owned several East Bay used car dealerships while working as general manager of S&C Ford in San Francisco.

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Originally published in Feb of 2012:  This image shows a Willys Dealership in the East Bay area near Oakland, Ca.  Donham’s Willys dealership operated from 1953 through 1956.

 
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Kaiser’s Hawaii Kai Hydroplane & Wagon

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Roger Martin shared a trimmed version of this Hawaii Kai image with me via Facebook. I later discovered the image below on Pinterest. Given the pink color scheme, the name of “Hawaii Kai” (an area on O’ahu developed by Henry Kaiser) and the fact that a matching jeep was pulling the hydroplane, convinced me that Henry Kaiser owned this pair.

However, thanks to information supplied by the hydroplane museum (a place Ann and I visited the museum in 2015), I learned it was actually his son Edgar that owned the combo (Henry had his own fleet of hydroplanes). The Hawaii Kai hydroplane was built for Edgar in 1956. The wagon, by all appearances a slightly modified Jeep Field Ambulance, was being sold at that time as well.

Below is the image I found on Pinterest. Based on the text font, this looks like the image and caption could have been published in a jeep news magazine or a brochure, but I don’t remember seeing any color versions of those documents.

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For comparison, here’s the Jeep Field Ambulance (images are from brochure form W-992-5). Note how the Hawaii Kai wagon has a sloped rear bottom (slopes down toward the wheels), versus the stock flat bottom as seen below from a 1955 brochure. It also looks like the Jeep Field Ambulance has different sized windows on the driver’s and passenger side of the cargo area.

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1947 & 1948 Articles about Sam and Julian Kipnis

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This short article in the January 02, 1948, issue of the Arizona Post featured a photo of this father and son team to “prove” they were in WWII together. There time in WWII did not quite go as planned, but you can read that in the article at the bottom. There’s more on Sam’s life, including his time as South Tucson’s mayor, in the book: What They Saved: Pieces of a Jewish Past.

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Here’s the October 03, 1947, story that led to the photo published above …. (note the next to the last paragraph is cutoff in the original article for some reason; only one line shows “Kipnis are trying to forget … “).

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Year? Photo of Young Girl with Lightening Peddle Jeep on eBay

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This image shows a young girl and her Sherwood Lightening peddle jeep. I found what I think are images of a good example of this model (seen at bottom).

According to one site, this Sherwood Lightning Express pedal jeep was produced from 1947-1950 . Sherwood later became Hamilton.

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“5” x 3.5” in good condition.”

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These images of a Sherwood Lightening peddle jeep came from this site:

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1950 Photo of Soldier Sleeping In Rear of Jeep on eBay

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Not much of the jeep shows in this photo showing a soldier hoping for some sleep in the back of a jeep.

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“1950 Press Photo a soldier sleeps in his jeep while battle rages near Kumchon. This is an original press photo. South Korea — American troops grab their sleep whenever possible in the battle area near Kumchon. Here one soldier sleeps on the back seat of his jeep.Photo measures 9 x 7.25inches. Photo is dated 08-04-1950.”

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Photo of Soldier Checking M-38A1 on eBay

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No date on this photo of Joseph K. Brown checking this 1952/early 1953 M-38A1. There’s a possibility that this could be Joseph K. Brown who served in the Korean War and died in 2013.

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“Press Photo Joseph Brown checks the motor of a jeep for the workout. This is an original press photo. Sgt. 1/c Joseph K. Brown checks the motor of a jeep in preparation for the workout during the three-day exercises.Photo measures 10 x 8.25inches. Photo is dated –none.”

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1950 Photo of First Cavalry in South Korea on eBay

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This was taken shortly after the start (06/25/195) of the Korean War.

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“1950 Press Photo US patrol jeeps move along the Naktong River dike. This is an original press photo. South Korea — A U.S. patrol jeep moves along the dike of the Naktong River on the lookout for North Korean infiltration. First Cavalry patrols crossed the Naktong to assess damage done by a B-29 attack on Communist positions.Photo measures 9 x 7.25inches. Photo is dated 08-16-1950.”

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Through Snow, Snow, and more Snow, the Mail Gets Delivered

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This April 01, 1949, article by Jack Cady highlighted the effort of Lou Morris to deliver the mail in a CJ-2A navigating the Wild Horse Trail from Havre to Canada during Montana’s winter of 1949.

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1958 Photo of Young Boy and FC-150 on eBay

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I bet this kid grew up to be an FC kind of guy. He looks very serious about jeeps!

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“You are bidding on a Nice Vintage Young Boy & 1957 Jeep FC-150/FC-170 Pickup Truck Decorated Crepe Streamers Photograph.
Very nice condition.
Great photo view showing young boy wearing suit & tie, posing beside classic 1957-1958 Jeep FC-150/FC-170 pickup truck. Decorated with crepe paper streamers & sign. Parked in front of church, possibly wedding event.

Border edge has processing/developer date stamp: 1/58 – Church sign has Aug 25, 1957 date.”

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1941 Photo of Ford GPs in Box Car

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This photo is another image-applied-to-plate that’s on eBay. It’s a neat photo showing at least four Ford GPs inside a boxcar.

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“Jeep New Metal Sign: Military Jeep Secured Inside Vtg. Railroad Boxcar 4 Transit

Suitable for framing or hanging, has pre drilled holes. A nice piece of 20th century history.
Great coloration in the sign.

The sign measures 9″ x 12″

This sign is also available in 12″ x 16″ for $29.88.”