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Fighting Mosquitoes during WWII

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

This 1943 article from the Milwaukee Journal described the fight against mosquitoes. There are more  non-jeep photos in the article.

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Fighting Mosquitoes in 1955

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

This 1955 Toledo Blade article shares the news that jeeps were being sent to Mexico to fight Malaria. Looks like that’s a CJ-3B.

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1942 Photo at Geiger Field of Tear Gas Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This jeep simulates a tear gas attack.

“1942- Officers and men at Geiger Field are taught to be on the alert for a gas attack at any time. This modified Willys jeep appears at unexpected places and sends out a charge of tear gas from the ingenious device attached to the muffler.”

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1944 Photo of Chaplain & Jeep in New Britain on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Another example of the jeep used as an alter.

“1944 Press Photo US Marines in New Britain converted a jeep to a make shift alter. This is an original press photo. Dept- Marines, Credit – ACME & NEA Altar for a mass service in the fieldPhoto measures 9 x 7inches. Photo is dated 02-5-1944.”

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Spectacular Tasks Become Routine Jobs for ‘Jeep’

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This series of photos was included in the March 1956 issue of Willys News.

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Early Zamboni Ice surfacer Model D — CJ-3B. See more Zamboni jeep models here.

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More Pics from Charles

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Here’s another round of pics:

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battle of the bulge – la gleize – 1944-45

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1946 Photo of Electric Jeep Built in Seattle on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models, Old Images

UPDATE: This was listed last March on eBay. It’s back.

This battery powered jeep was built by J. F. Scott of Seattle. It weighed 100lbs and can reach 10mph. Based on all the kids, it doubles as a personnel carrier, too!

“1946 Press Photo Minature Jeep of Jimmy Scott His Dad Built It
This is an original press photo. Photo measures 7 x 9.25inches. Photo is dated 6-29-1946.”

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5574766418&toolid=10001&campid=5337051334&customid=&icep_item=351650513251&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg

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Fred “Fritz/Snuffy” Rowland’s CJ-2A

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, Old Images

Former Idaho cowboy and restaurant owner Fred “Fritz” or “Snuffy” Rowland (he was known by both nicknames) moved from Idaho to Beatty, Nevada, late in life to try his hand at prospecting. Fritz found uranium and gold, but nothing amounting to a big strike. His story was shared in the July/Aug Westerner Magazine in an article titled “Death Valley Gold Digs.”
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1956 Introduction of the FC-150

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

The Victoria Advocate featured this story in the December 12, 1956, issue of the Victoria Advocate. Just below the article was an ad for the FC-150.

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More Pics from Charles

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Thanks to Charles for sharing.

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Here’s a Willys MA. First platoon ward masters -sept 1943

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rare photo of the belgian airport ‘MELSBROEK’ near brussels during ww2

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Western desert 1942 – britsh army

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Royal air force during 2ww

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Crashed jeep was carried by a c47 dakota who when down

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1944 Photo of ‘Official Photographer’ in the Mud on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Note how clean the feet are of the guys holding the jeep.

“1944- U.S. soldiers work to free jeep mired in the mud of Germany. Photo measures approx. 8″ x 10″”

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1944 Photo of Ford GPA in Texas on eBay

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

Calm water is best for those GPAs.

“1944- Ford GPA ‘Seep’ (Seagoing Jeep), amphibious version of the Ford GPW Jeep, at Foster Field, Texas.Photo measures approx. 8″ x 10″”

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1963 Photo From Canyonlands

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old Images Jeeping

This 1963 photo shows a jeep exploring the Needles area in anticipation of Canyonlands National Park. The park was established in 1964.

http://content.lib.utah.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/USHS_Class/id/28787/rec/5

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DJ-3A Used as Pick up & Delivery Vehicle

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This March 1956 article from Willys News explains how some dealerships were using the DJ-3A as a drop off vehicle. A driver from the dealership would drive the jeep to a vehicle owner’s house, pickup the car, hook the jeep’s hitch to the customer’s car, and then drive the car to the dealership for maintenance. After servicing it, a driver would bring the car back to the customer’s house, jeep in tow, and return in the jeep.

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1946 Article on Underwater Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

Here’s an article on the underwater jeep from the October, 18, 1946, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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1992 Christmas Jeep Article

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

Here’s a neat story from the Reading Eagle out of Reading, Pennsylvania.

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1945 Photo of a Jeep in the Philippines on eBay

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What a cool bridge.

“1945 Press Photo Military Jeep Crossing American-Built Rail Bridge, Philippines. This is an original press photo. Photo measures 9 x 7.25inches. Photo is dated 02-11-1945.”

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1944 Photo of Ledo Road on eBay

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That’s some serious mud.

“This is an original press photo. Photo measures 8.5 x 6.75inches. Photo is dated 03-13-1944.”

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1943 Photo of Jeeps in Italy **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Here’s an interesting photo.

“1943 Naples Italy Jeeps Lined Streets as US Solders Went to Opera Press Photo. You are bidding on an original press photo of Naples Italy Jeeps Lined Streets as US Solders Went to Opera. Photo shows Jeeps Lined Streets as US Solders Went to Opera performance of La Boheme. Photo measures 7 x 9 inches and is dated 12/10/1943.”

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Jeep’s Tackle Flood Relief in 1956

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The March 1956 issue of Willys News featured this article.

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1942 Photo of Jeep Riding Cable

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

This was taken at Fort Sheridan, Illinois, and published in the Milwaukee Journal on March 12, 1942

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1948 Photos of International Refugee Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Old Images

These images of an International Refugee jeep in West Germany were part of Barbara Reinfeld’s journal. Journals were provided to refugees to document their experiences. You can learn more about the young woman’s diary here:

http://recordingvoices.blogspot.com/2012/08/barbara-reinfelds-refugee-camp-diary.html

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1959 Photo of Sommer’s Pharmacy DJ-3As

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Features, Old Images

This picture was scanned a few months ago by the University of Texas at  San Antonio. It shows a series of Dj-3As ready to deliver Sommers Drugs goods in the San Antonio area.

https://utsalibrariestopshelf.wordpress.com/2015/09/21/texas-businesses-recently-scanned-images/

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1947 Photo of Jeep Getting Loaded on Plane on eBay

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I guess that’s one way to load a jeep.

“1947 Press Photo Cuba Jeeps Loaded on Pan American Airways Plane, Miami Airport. This is an original press photo. Photo measures 10 x 8.25inches. Photo is dated 08-08-1947.”

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More Pics From Charles

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More pics courtesy of Charles.

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No jeeps, but cool postcard.

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d-day + 2 -8 june 44 -gen montgommery

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Wintertime in Heelen, Holland

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Omaha Beach

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