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Kissing 10,000 Soldiers

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Nick shared this story. To boost the young recruits morale before going off to war 18 year old actor Marilyn Hare attempted to kiss 10,000 soldiers before they were shipped off to war during WWII.  Below are the pics that included a jeep. Here is the original site with more pics and information: http://imgur.com/gallery/V9aDZ.

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1944 Photo of German Beach on eBay

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This show a couple of fallen soldiers next to the jeep.

“1944- Two American soldiers lied dead next to their Jeep that was struck by German machine gun fire during the Normandy invasion. Number on hood is clearly readable.”

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1942 Article about the Jeep Girls Safety Outfits

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The October 19, 1942, issue of the Toledo News published this article about the “Jeep Girls” new safety outfit.

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1953 Article About New Jeep Uses

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The Toledo Blade published this story November 27, 1953. I wish the photos were better. Interestingly, the article doesn’t mention the Zamboni name at all.

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1945 Photo of Soldiers and Cows in Luxembourg on eBay

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Are they rounding up cattle or just clearing them out of the way?

“1945- U.S. 90th Division infantrymen round up cattle in Harlange, Luxembourg. Jeep is carrying German prisoner to a rear area enclosure.”

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1945 Photo of Ernie Pyle on eBay

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It’s not entirely clear, but this may be one of the last photos of Ernie Pyle before his death on April 18, 1945.

“1945 Press Photo Ernie Pyle Navy Department Jeep WWII Original 8×10 Pacific War”

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1945 Photo of Ford GPA SEEP on ebay

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Marc spotted this great photo of an amphibious jeep.

“Amphibious Jeep – 41st – Italy – 3″ X 4 1/2″ – 1945 Original Photo
Size: Approximately 3″ X 4 1/2 ‘” Original Photo
This picture is from a group of pictures that where taken in Gioia, Italy in 1945″

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1944 Photo of Burma Jeep Train on ebay

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This was the first jeep train to go over a repaired bridge at Ledan Chaung. I suspect the first time over was nerve racking!

“Up for sale is an antique photograph featuring an army jeep on the Burma Railway. Condition is excellent overall; see photos for details.

The photo measures 5 inches by 4 inches.
Check out my store for many other great photographs!”

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1942 Photo of WWII Communications in Hawaii on eBay

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Press photo that references a “peep” rather than a jeep. It is one of a series of photos showing military maneuvers to demonstrate the Hawaii was safe from attack, even by “hordes of Japanese: soldiers.

“1942- Communications “Peep” set up in a pineapple field during maneuvers in Hawaii.”

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Soldier in Jeep for Christmas Photo on eBay

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This appears to be some kind of Christmas photo with the jeep acting as the reindeer for a sleigh prop in the back. No information is included with the photo.

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1947 Photograph of Bountiful Posse on eBay

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This is a great photo.

“1947 Press Photo Merk Christensen Pres.of Bountiful Jeep Posse with fire machine
This is an original press photo. Abroad one of the Posse 25 Vehicles. Photo measures 9.25 x 7inches. Photo is dated 09-30-1947.”

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1941 Photo of Soldiers Fixing Jeep on eBay

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Great photo, but I wish we could see more of the jeep. This is in San Francisco.

“1941 Press Photo Soldiers make repairs on the new Jeep – orb18604
This is an original press photo. When a minor adjustment was necessary to make this army jeep operate perfectly these huskies merely tilted the little vehicle on its side while one of their number made repairs. Three dozen of these vehicles were issued to the 524th Military Police battalion. For duty as traffic cops when the army moves northward from California for war games.Photo measures 9 x 7inches. Photo is dated 8-13-1941.”

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Belgian Military’s Hotchkiss

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Charles shared these color photos of the Belgian military using their Hotchkiss jeeps.

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Pics from Charles

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These photos show the Belgian military in the desert doing maneuvers. That river seems a little too deep for that first jeep!

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Bumble Bee Ramjet Missile Carrier

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How about this unusual missile carrier spotted by Steve? I like the way it is ‘held’ in place. You can view the entire article here:

http://friendsofibsp.org/docs/bumblebee.pdf

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1947 Photo of Bountiful Jeep Posse on eBay

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Not the best photo of the posse.

“1947 Press Photo Bountiful Utah Jeep posse of deputy sheriffs check for fires
This is an original press photo. Photo measures 9.25 x 7inches. Photo is dated 09-30-1947.”

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CJ-5 Works a Driving Range

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This 1955 photo highlights the use of a CJ-5 to pickup golf balls at a driving range.

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1943 Photo of Women Mechanics on eBay

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Great bit of history.

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1950s? Color Slide Showing a Midway Sweep Rake on eBay

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Marc spotted this photo. The jeep appears to have a rare Midway Sweep Rake attached to it (most of the rake is buried under the hay. I’ve attached a brochure for comparison.

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A brochure from a 1947 equipment book:

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1946 Photo of Coal Powered Jeep on eBay

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It would be great to have some photos of this from a few different directions.

“1946 Press Photo Enrico Pizzari Runs His Jeep With Coal in Rome -This is an original press photo. Photo measures 9 x 7inches. Photo is dated 12-13-1946.”

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My Life with a Jeep

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UPDATE: This article about a Coast Guard jeep driver appeared in the same July 15th, 1945, Milwaukee Journal issue as the CJ-2A article below. It features William R. Scott, a Coast Guardsman. The article was also published in the Spokesman Review.

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1945 Article Welcoming the CJ-2A

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This July 15, 1945, article in the Milwaukee Journal is another example of the 1945 promotional campaign by Willys Overland. A second article also addresses the question of what to do with all the surplus equipment.

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GPA Rescues Flood Victims in 1943

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A May 31, 1943, article in The Dispatch, a Lexington, North Carolina, newspaper highlights the use of a Ford GPA amphibious jeep in the rescuing of civilians.

1943-05-31-flood-littlerock-arThis earlier photo from April 05, 1943, in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette is horribly blurred. However, it supposedly shows a GPA rescuing three boys. Perhaps a better example of this is on microfilm somewhere?

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No photo accompanies this May 23, 1943, report from the Milwaukee Journal of GPAs helping in floods.

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Jeep Trucks in Africa for TV Series

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This September 1955 Willys News article discussed the use of jeeps in Africa for the upcoming Tarzan TV series.

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Cleveland’s Animal Protective League Used Jeeps

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This September 1955 article from Willys News highlights the use of jeeps by Cleveland’s Animal Protective League.

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