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1952 Photo of Snow Plow Jeeps in Milwaukee **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on oBay.

I could use one of those snowplows this year!

“This is an original vintage press photo. Thirteen new jeeps with snowplows attached have arrived for delivery to the Milwaukee’s Department of Public Works. They will be used in winter for fulfilling city contracts for sidewalk plowing. They can also be used with lawn mower attachments. The fleet will be added to similar equipment already on hand. Future purchase of more is under consideration. George Renno, 1350 South 98th Street, town of Wauwatosa, a passer-by, looked over the vehicles at Greenfield Motor Sales, 9800 West Greenfield Avenue, town of Wauwatosa. The jeeps cost $2,087 each. Photo measures 10 x 8.25 inches. Photo is dated 04-02-1952.”

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Photo of 3 Willys MAs

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This photo appeared on the G503 Facebook page. It’s rare photo of 3 MAs next to each other.

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1940s Photo from Training in Tennessee(?)

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I saw this in the G503 Facebook group a while ago.If I remember correctly, it was taken in Tennessee somewhere during WWII.

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A Jeep Story

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Thanks to Roberto Flores for spotting this story. Someone named Cliff authored a story about his family’s WWII jeep, which he has inherited. He titled it “JEEP – FAITHFUL AS A DOG, STRONG AS A MULE, AGILE AS A GOAT”

https://www.stellabooks.com/article/jeep-faithful-as-a-dog-strong-as-a-mule-agile-as-a-goat

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PHOTO CREDIT: Cliff. Look closely at the 1956 picture in the back. You can see the small petrol tank mounted in front of the windscreen. The jeep was started using petrol but the main tank under the driver’s seat was filled with TVO (Tractor Vaporising Oil) which was much cheaper.

 
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1942 Photo of Slat Grille Towing Glider

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Cool photo.

“1942 Press Photo La Mesa Texas Army jeep towing students in glider training. This is an original press photo. Photo measures 9 x 7.25inches. Photo is dated 07-15-1942.”

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1943 Photo of Jeep Being Loaded into Curtiss Commando on eBay

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Usually we only see these photo from the outside of the jeep.

“You are bidding on an original press photo of Reno NV US Air Borne Troops Load Jeep in Curtiss Commando. Photo shows US Air Borne Troops Load Jeep in Curtiss Commando plane. Photo measures 7.25 x 9.75 inches and is dated 7/29/1943.”

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1943 Photo of a Slat Grille on the Beach on eBay

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“1943- Willys MB jeep rolls off a landing barge and onto a specially built wire net road at an Atlantic coast training base for Army and Navy amphibious forces. Photo measures approx. 8″ x 10″”

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1955 Photo of Mail Jeep Dispatcher

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, DJ-3A, Features, Old Images

According to the CJ-3B Page, the Post Office experimented with several different types of jeeps for mail delivery. However, finding photos or history of these jeeps has proven difficult. Last week I acquired this awesome photo stamped December 18, 1955, showing a DJ-3A with a hardtop, no tailgate, and no sides to make entry easier.

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Then, on eBay, this brochure has been available for a couple months. There’s no date on the brochure itself, but the seller claims it is from 1955:

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Both documents show what appear to be the same hard top and same side cut body, but the jeeps in the photos aren’t quite the same. Unlike the top jeep, the bottom jeep has the same hubcaps as the early DJ-3As, but has custom parking lights. The top photo has the side mirror on the right side, while the bottom jeep has the rear view mirror on what would normally be the driver’s side. The seats are colored slightly differently. So, are these two jeeps both experimental models?

What surprises the DJ guys the most is that we weren’t aware the low cut body was available as of late 1955. None of the marketing materials show that body as an option in 1956, as this early brochure demonstrates:

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So, the search for information about early dispatcher mail jeeps continues. Anyone have more photos or information about these early post office jeeps?

 

 

 
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1943 Photo of Ford GPA, GPW, and Command Car on eBay

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

Note the caption’s name for the jeep is peep. The name jeep is assigned to the far right Command Car.

“1943 Press Photo Ft Knox KY armored 14 ton truck, all purpose car & a jeep. This is an original press photo. Photo measures 8.5 x 6.75inches. Photo is dated 05-21-1943.”

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1950 Photo From South Korea on eBay

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Hard to find many press photos from Korea on eBay.

“1950 Press Photo South Korea Cpl William A Shuey, Pfc John Mauldin & jeeps. This is an original press photo. Photo measures 9 x 7inches. Photo is dated 07-24-1950.”

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More Pics From Charles

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I have not information on the rest of these:

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1941 Photo of Ford GP in Leesville, LA on eBay

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A good shot of a Ford GP.

“1941- Ford GP jeep leads motorcycle troops of the 66th Regiment of the 2nd Armored Division over a road constructed beside a bridge that was “destroyed” by Red forces during maneuvers north of Leesville.”

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1942 Photo of Bantam BRC-40 on eBay

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UPDATE: Another version of this sand dune photo is available on eBay. Another was sold in 2014 (see end of post).

“1942 Press Photo West Point Military Academy Jeep Jockeys in Army Maneuvers. This is an original press photo. Photo measures 9 x 7.25inches. Photo is dated 07-31-1942.”

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Here’s a similar press photo that was sold in 2014.

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1941 Photo of Ford GP on eBay

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Even though Willys had won the contract, you can see they were still running the Ford GPs through their paces.

“1941 US MILITARY MANEUVERS
37mm ANTI TANK GUN & JEEP
appx size :7 1/2″ x 9 1/2”

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1944 Photo in Wadke Islands on eBay

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I wonder if it stopped working before it rolled into the water? That would explain the raised hood.

“WW2 1944 Press Photo U.S Infantrymen Roll Jeep Ashore in Attack on Wakde Islands”

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1943 Photo of Woman Testing a GPW on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Women & Jeeps

I love the driving goggles.

“This is an original press photo. Jeep tester Marie Martin rounds a curve at Ford Test Track.Photo measures 10 x 8.25inches. Photo is dated 06-11-1943.”

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1950 Photo of Rations Delivery in North Korea on eBay

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Interesting photo.

“1950 Press Photo 1st Marine Division jeep loaded with rations crosses bridge. This is an original press photo. 1st Marine Division jeep loaded with rations crosses bridge west of Kotori North Korea.Photo measures 9 x 7.25inches. Photo is dated 11-16-1950.”

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1943 Photo from New Georgia Island on eBay

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That sure looks like a swampy, stick, muggy mess.

“1943 37th Division Jeep in Deep Mud New Georgia Island Original News Photo”

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More Pics From Charles

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Most of today’s pics are from Legion Etrangers and show M-201s.

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1944 Photo of Jeep Floating Across Mogaung River on eBay

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Good photo of a jeep floating across the Mogaung River in Kaman, Burma.

“ORIGINAL PHOTO from 1944 approx. 5″ x 6″ Typewriter Release information glued to back of photograph State Department issued 1944”

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Another APU Photo

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Brian shared this photo that shows a couple APUs with the hood bumps.

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1943 Photo of General Boatner in Burma on eBay

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This photo shows General Haydon Boatner shaving in Burma.

“1943- Brig. Gen. Haydon Boatner shaving in the rear view mirror of a Jeep while on a tour of the front in Burma. Photo measures approx. 6 1/2″ x 8 1/2”

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1943 Photo of Alaskan Jeep Maneuvers on eBay

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Looks cold, but that’s not surprising given this was taken a week before Christmas.

“1943 Press Photo US Military Jeeps in Alaskan Maneuvers. This is an original press photo. Photo measures 8.5 x 6.75 inches. Photo is dated 12-18-1943.”

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More Pics From Charles

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Just this update today. Once again, thanks to Charles for these photos.

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A Nordhouse, un conducteur du RBFM (Régiment Blindé de Fusiliers Marins) de la 2e DB (Division Blindée) s'est assoupi dans sa jeep.A Nordhouse, un conducteur du RBFM (Régiment Blindé de Fusiliers Marins) de la 2e DB (Division Blindée) s’est assoupi dans sa jeep.

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Ben Carlin Arrives in San Francisco

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This photo from the November 21, 1957, issue of the Spokesman-Review shows Ben Carlin and Half Safe following his trip around the world.

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