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1940s Slat Grilles in Pasco Parade

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Not all the doctor appointments are without value to eWillys. We recently went downtown for an ultrasound on Ann’s heart. While walking down a hall, I spotted this parade photo, taken in downtown Pasco, Washington. I’m guessing it was taken during the early 1940s, because it features a bunch of Slat Grille MBs.

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1965 Photo of Sunrays on a CJ-5 on eBay

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The Sunrays were a short-lived musical group from California in the mid-60s. Below is a proof sheet with photos of them on a CJ-5 they bought.

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More Pics From Charles

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Just this update today, courtesy of Charles.

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Rare original color photo US jeep in front of a bistro (cafe) shortly after the liberation of Paris.

Guerre 1939-1945. Libération de Paris. Parisienne embrassant des soldats américains. Août 1944.

Guerre 1939-1945. Libération de Paris. Parisienne embrassant des soldats américains. Août 1944.

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French Hotchkiss jeep

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jeep ‘founette’

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1944 Photo of Jeeps on the Ledo Road on eBay

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What a mess!

“1944 Press Photo Jeep stuck in mud at Ledo Road between China and Burma. This is an original press photo. Photo measures 9 x 7.25inches. Photo is dated 08-04-1944.”

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1944 Photo Jeep Pulling French Civilians on eBay

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This photo shows Canadian soldiers carrying French civilians to safety near Falaise, France.

““approx. 5″ x 6″ Typewriter Release glued to back of photograph Stae Department issued 1944 Very good vintage condition with only minor waves or creases if any Please see images”

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Berg’s Jeep King Mailer

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I found this great old mailer on eBay. It was likely published at the end of WWII, as there are no references to the CJ-2A. You can learn more about Hyman Berg here.

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I’ve split the front of the mailer into sections so it can be better seen. This part shows a closeup of the front and back of mailer when folded:

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1944 Photo of Jeep Transporting Wounded on eBay

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British soldiers are being transported over the river Orne.

“approx. 5″ x 6” Typewriter Release glued to back of photograph Stae Department issued 1944 Very good vintage condition with only minor waves or creases if any Please see images”

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1949 CJ-3A German Ad on eBay

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One last CJ-3A ad published in a German magazine.

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Cargo & Personnel Carrier Ad **SOLD**

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UPDATE: Was on eBay.

For some reason the Willys Export company advertised the Cargo & Personnel Carrier in a German Magazine. Seller lists this as a 1950 magazine. Given the early grille, this may well be the case. This is really an interesting piece.

“Willys Overland Export Co. Universal Jeep + Dorndorf – Orig. Anzeigen von 1950. Original Seite aus einem alten Magazine.”

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2 1950 Ads for a CJ-3A on eBay

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These two Ads from a 1950 German magazine show off the CJ-3A.

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Dec 9, 1952 Toledo Blade Willys Special Edition on eBay

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This edition of the Toledo Blade celebrated the 50th anniversary of Willys Overland. It includes some jeep photos. It isn’t cheap.

“Rare find, this issue was devoted to the Willys Overland Co, celebrating 50 years of business.  The entire paper has celebratory ads to the Willys Co. Includes history of the co, as well as advertisements for Jeep and Willys cars. Has both sections, 48 pages.  Really nice shape for a newspaper this old.”

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New Hampshire Kids Buy Jeeps

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This May 10, 1943, article from The Telegraph shares the news that New Hampshire kids raised enough money through stamp and bond sales to purchase 92 jeeps for the US Forces.

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1942 Photo Along the North Atlantic Coastline on eBay

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Must have been a rough ride in that MB Slat Grille.

“Original Press Photo. 1942- U.S. troops drive a Willys MB over railway ties during a 10 day reconnaissance trip along the North Atlantic coastline. Photo measures approx. 7″ x 9″”

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Manchester (?) Fire Jeep Photo on eBay

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Based on the side of this, I’d guess this was a Manchester (NH?) Fire Jeep.

“Original Vintage Snapshot Photo Fire Department Willys Jeep CJ w/ Ladder Size is 3.5×3.5″ inches.”

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1946 Photo of Texas Governor in SEEP on eBay

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Nice bit of Texas history here.

“An original press photo of Texas Governor Beauford Jester Lee Vanderpool Amphibious Jeep. Photo measures 7 x 9 inches and is dated 8/29/1946.”

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1950s Photo of Flattie on Obstacle Course on eBay

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The photo is dated 12/09/no year. I suspect this is photo from a mid 1950s South Padre Island Jeep Jamboree in Texas.

“This is an original press photo. This rugged stretch was a typical part of the obstacle course “Over hill, over Dale, we will hit the dusty trail —-” Only here the dusty trail appears to hit back! This is a typical stretch of the rugged terrain through which the Jeeps traveled in the obstacle course event of the jeep jamboree. Autos – Jeeps Photo measures 10 x 8.25inches. Photo is dated 12-09-NONE.”

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VW Body Loaded in Wagon

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Mike shared this pic of a VW he loaded in the back of a wagon many years ago. I’m still hoping for an explanation :-). To paraphrase the USPS, if it fits it ships?

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1953 Photos of Grace Kelly on a CJ-3A

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Patrick spotted a photo of Grace Kelly on the front of a CJ-3A, which led me to find other photos. The photo shoot was part of a fundraiser for the Stevens School, the high school from which she graduated. Grace and the Jeep are in front of her childhood home. The photo was taken shortly after her sudden rise to fame in her first big movie role, High Noon with Gary Cooper. That set her on the path to fame and, several years later, to marrying Prince Rainier of Monaco.

Actress Grace Kelly helps her old school, Stevens Junior School, raise funds, in 1953. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Bulletin)

Actress Grace Kelly helps her old school, Stevens Junior School, raise funds, in 1953. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Bulletin)

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From the UK Mail.

 
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Jeeps From Venezuela

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These photos were published in the February 1956 issue of Globetrotter Magazine.

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1945 Press Photo of Jeep w/ Saw

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Another early Press Photo

“This is an original press photo. Post war jeep adapted for peacetime work.Photo measures 10 x 8inches. Photo is dated 07-10-1945.”

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1943 Photo of Laying Cable in New Guinea on eBay

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Can’t see much of the jeep.

“1943- U.S. troops using a jeep to lay cable in New Guinea.Photo measures approx. 6 1/2″ x 8 1/2″”

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The Flying ‘Jeep’ Universal

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Newspaper Ads in 1965 & 1966 championed the CJs and the V-6 power plant, calling it The Flying Jeep. This first article was published on August 21, 1965, in The Evening Independent.

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The Toledo Blade published an article two days after the one above, noted that Kaiser Jeep faced a new competitor, the Ford Bronco:

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This ad was published in a variety of newspapers. This particular one appeared October 12, 1966, in the Southeast Missourian.

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1942 Photo of War Bond Campaign on eBay

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Great early bond campaign photo.

“1942 Press Photo Jeeps here for Jeep Day War Board Campaign. This is an original press photo. Jeeps here for Jeep Day War Board CampaignPhoto measures 9 x 7.25inches. Photo is dated 06-22-1942.”

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Reproduction of 1945 Photo at Pening on eBay

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A reader shared this photo. It’s a reproduction photo, but still an interesting one to review because of the number of field modifications.

“This is a nice reproduction of an original World War Two photograph showing US Army nurses arriving to provide medical support for the liberation and evacuation of the Penig concentration camp (south of Leipzig) in 1945. The Penig camp primarily held women. Size is about 5″ x 5″.”

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1940 Bantam BRC Photo eBay

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This is a great press release photo taken a little more than a week after the Bantam arrived at Holabird for testing. Thanks to Steve for finding it.

One thing I noticed about the photo. See how the dirt from behind the front fender was thrown onto the side of the jeep. I’m wondering if the thing we’ve called the step on the sides was actually not a step at all, but specifically designed as a mud flat to stop that from happening. I just never thought about it in those terms before (maybe I’m just behind the curve on that??).

“1940- Bantam prototype #1 during testing at Camp Holabird Quartermaster Depot.”

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