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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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Thankful For Jeeps

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A Happy Thanksgiving Holiday of everyone out there. I shall be thankful for jeeps today! Apparently, one Major E.P. Hogan was also thankful for these unique vehicles, so much so that he wrote an article for the Sep/Oct 1944 issue of Army Ordnance called The Jeep In Action: Some Adventures of the Army’s Ubiquitous Vehicle. It’s a pretty interesting read. i’ve included it in its entirety for your holiday pleasure. Click on the images to more easily read the article.

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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.

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French Hotchkiss jeep

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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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