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A Couple pics from Le Clown Lyrique

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Here are two pictures I hadn’t seen that I found on a french website called Le Clown Lyrique.

1. © Lee Miller Dinard, France 1944

2.  Libération de Paris. Parisienne embrassant des soldats américains. Août 1944. © LAPI Roger-Viollet

 
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Willys Dealership Pictures

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Bill forwarded the picture of a St. Petersburg Dealership below. That got me searching the net for a few more.

This picture is from Boerne, Texas.  I found it here.

This picture is from Spokane, Wa, and the Spokesman Review:

 
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Peterson Offroad ‘famous’ Images

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This article at Petersen’s 4 Wheel & Off-Road website has some cool pictures.  Here are two.

 
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Joe Donham Willys Dealership near Oakland, Ca

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I discovered this image of a Willys Dealership in the East Bay near Oakland, Ca.  The building still exists and is described in this 2006 article. Donham’s Willys dealership operated from 1953 through 1956.

 
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Iwo Jima Ambulance Jeep in the Sand

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Randy forwarded this link to some Ira Rosenthal photos from Iwo Jima.  Included is a picture of this jeep.

The photo’s caption reads:  A U.S. Marine driving an ambulance jeep struggles in the sandy beach at Iwo Jima during American advance on the strategic Japanese Volcano Island stronghold on Feb. 26, 1945 in World War II. (AP Photo/Joe Rosenthal)  http://blogs.denverpost.com/captured/2010/04/27/on-war-joe-rosenthal-and-iwo-jima/

 
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A Couple WWII Images

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Alex shared these two links and pictures from shorpy.com.

http://www.shorpy.com/node/2547

http://www.shorpy.com/node/10322?size=_original

 
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Toledo Lucas County Library

These images came from the Toledo Lucas County Library.  If you have some time, check them all out here.
http://images2.toledolibrary.org/getdcdata.asp?typesearch=keyword&key=jeep&B1=Search&how=cp 

 

 
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Jack Benny in Korea

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Old Images

Here’s a line-up of Military Police with Jack Benny in the front left jeep.

http://www.koreanwar.org/html/images/newsletters/Jack_Benny_Korea_1359.jpg

 
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Photographs from the LA Times

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features, Old Images

Bruce spotted these photographs from April 20, 1942 by George Watson.  These jeeps are practicing under the supervision of Major General George S. Patton.  These photos are part of the Watson Family Photo Archive.  In them you can see some Willys MAs, MBs and Ford GPs.  http://framework.latimes.com/2012/01/27/desert-training-with-gen-george-patton/#/0  

 
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WILLYS JEEP CJ-3A home made WOODY, flat fender, old car photo 4″ x 6″

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Bidding starts at $1.99.

“Beautiful new professional print (4″ X 6”) from a old 35 mm slide (KODACHROME TRANSPARENCY, no date imprinted) of a WILLYS JEEP CJ-3A (I think) with a HOMEMADE WOODIE BODY . Neat looking Willys Jeep with a wooden enclosure over the driver/occupant compartment. Don’t know the year for sure. No idea where or when the picture was taken. Written on the slide is, “Feb 1952”. Much better than scan, crisp and clear. Any distortion or glare is from my digital camera. Ruler does not show up on actual photo.

Please note, my prints are not made from a home computer, as some have questioned, they are printed by “Denver Digital Imaging Center” a division of “The Slideprinter” in Denver, Colorado U.S.A. From their web site: “For 33 years The Slideprinter has set the standard in making prints from transparencies… We are still the experts at making beautiful prints from slides…”

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250975538622+

 
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Navy jeeps from WWII

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Roy forwarded this picture send to him by a friend.

 
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Gussying up the MB at Hemmings.com

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Dan put together a great article with a few pics I hadn’t seen about restyling the MB in the field.  Very cool stuff.  Thanks to Roy for forwarding it.

http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2011/12/19/gussying-up-the-mb-jeep/

 
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Chemical Smoke Testing At Dugway in Utah

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UPDATE:  A reader at Wes’ offroadaction site noted that these are likely pictures of smoke testing rather than chemical testing as claimed by the Tribune.  You can view Harold’s response here.

I spotted these pics at the Salt Lake Tribune’s online site.  I wish there were more close ups of the equipment.

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/52661179-78/lookback-dugway-weapons-testing.html.csp

 

 
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Pheasant Hunting in India, 1944

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Roberto spotted these two photos from a Pheasant hunting expedition in India in 1944 at Fotolibra.com.  These appear to be GPWs.

 
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How About a Lift?

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Alex spotted this pic.
Manchester (vicinity), Tennessee. Soldiers of headquarters company of the Armored Corps lifting a jeep to repair it at their bivouac area during Second Army maneuvers. Left to right: Private William Lowe, Captain Frank Yung, Private Sam Salen, and Private J.J. Nay. Reproduction Number: LC-USW33-027840-ZC.

 
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Jeep Images from New Caledonia

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From the Library of Congress comes these images I haven’t seen previously.

1. Heavy weapons combat car showing arrangements for gun and shells in New Caledonia.  Permanent Link. Reproduction Number: LC-USW33-027842-ZC.

2. A one-and-a-half ton truck with wrecker mount pulling in a jeep during maneuvers somewhere in New Caledonia. Permanent Link. Reproduction Number: LC-USW33-027852-Z

 
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Area 51 Jeep (and a mockup A-12 Spy Plane)

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I spotted this unusual image today. It was published along with some other declassified photos from Area 51 (which doesn’t exist btw) and published on National Geographic’s website.   I wished I had a close up of the jeep.  I’m glad there’s a guy standing in front of the jeep or I would have thought it was a toy jeep.

One time I drove north on the extra-terrestrial highway (Nevada State Route 375).  I’ve driven all over the west and that was one of the strangest highways I’ve ever driven.  There were several different events that left me certain there was some strange things going on out there.

 
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Ruthie and the Jeep

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Features, Old Images, Women & Jeeps

This unusual photo has likely been through photoshop at least once.  There’s a story attached as well.  Click here to read the entire story.

In 1959 my dad and Mr. Hatcher Williams founded a summer school for high school boys at a hunting lodge in Corolla, North Carolina. I spent nearly the whole summer at Camp Yonahnoka in the Carolina mountains while my sisters and parents practically lived at the beach. (continued)

 
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Pics from past Chicago Auto Shows

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The Chicago Auto Show website has an archive of images from past auto shows.  Some of the pics include a variety of different jeeps.  Some of these you have probably seen before and, hopefully, others you haven’t.

Last year Bruce shared documents which indicated Willys Motors planned to have a Hong Kong black and gold theme for 1960.  In the pics below, you can see the Hong Kong theme, but hard to tell what the colors are.

1951:

1954:

1959: (you can see a bigger version of the same photo at thefcconnection).  This must have been released as a PR photo.

1960: I thought the description on the bottom of this photo claiming the CJ-6 link was interesting.  I’m assuming the mistake was made by the person who assembled the auto show archives?

I found the advertisement below on Flickr. According to the information on Flickr,
this ad was for the 1960 Detroit Auto Show, but showed 1961 vehicles.

1961:  The Hong Kong Exhibit (though I haven’t quite reconciled the 1961 show date from  Bruce’s document).

1962:  Here’s something from International Harvester.

1964:

http://www.chicagoautoshow.com/show_history/default.aspx?d=1950&y=1950
 
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Various WWII Jeep Images

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Bob forwarded some links to jeeps from the WW2 In Color website and the Lone Sentry Site.

FROM WW2INCOLOR:

FROM LONESENTRY:

 
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2 Photos from W.E. Duggar

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Women & Jeeps

Bob pointed me to these two images taken by SFC W.E. Duggar while stationed at Fort Sill, OK, in 1942 as part of the 1st Infantry Division – Dixie Division, 167th Infantry, 3rd. BN.  The first one is particularly wonderful.

 
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More Images from the McArthur Museum

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Women & Jeeps

You can view the first group of images here and learn more about their history. he MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History in Little Rock, Ar, only exhibits one jeep (shown below), but they do have a variety of WWII Jeep photos in their archive, many of which include captions.  Here are 9 of them.  The photos are part of the Allison Collection of World War II Photographs, the captions of which come from the ACME wire service.

The caption for the image below is: Yanks Hunt Eggs (CQ) in France
France—Holding a lettered board written in French and meaning “have you any eggs?” two Yanks ride in a Jeep and hope for a positive answer from French girls in the city of Rumegies, France. Driver and sign holder is Pvt. Maury Sanders of Corinth, Miss. The other Yank, Pvt. Albert Frank, Burlington, VA., looks on.  Credit: Army radiotelephoto from ACME.

The Caption for the image below is: On one of the most dramatic journeys recorded in the annals of the war, so far, Lt. Gen. Joseph W. Stillwell, at the head of a band of 114 Americans, Burmese nurses, Chinese, Indians, Britons and Anglo-Indians, covered 140 grueling miles on their retreat from Wuntho, Burma, which began on May 4th, 1942. For days the band struggled through the torturous heat of the dense malaria-infested swamps and jungles of Burma, to reach the banks of the Uyu River, where they were forced to abandon the few Jeeps and trucks they had, to proceed on home-made rafts, down the river to the Chindwin and Thenge to Imphal on the Indian frontier. They arrived at their destination, Dinjan, India with only a few cases of malaria and heat exhaustion. Considering what they had been through, their journey was remarkably successful. Here, in a series of 25 official U.S. Army photos, just arrived from India, the story of the retreat is graphically presented.  New York Bureau
This bridge was repaired by the Chinese on time, and Major General Franklin C. Sibert, starts ahead of the first Jeep in the column.
Credit: (U.S. Army Photo from ACME)

 
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Cavalry Man Jumping a Jeep

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A writer, and ‘recovering ranch girl’, named Tamara Linse wrote a nice bit of history about the 115th Cavalry Horse Mechanized, which was a National Guard unit from Wyoming that served in WWII.

She notes that early resources were scare.  She writes, “The 115th Cavalry was activated nine months before war was officially declared. The entire 115th Cavalry Regiment, all 1,086 men, was inducted into federal service on February 24, 1941, the day they boarded a train for Fort Lewis, Washington.

Like all wartime training facilities, Fort Lewis was unprepared for the influx of soldiers. The men trained with stove pipes for cannons, sticks and brooms for rifles, and jeeps marked “TANK” for enemy armored vehicles. Aircraft used sacks of flour for bombs.”

She also mentions that while some soliders were excited to see the new jeeps, motorcyles, and other mechanized vehicles, other soliders would only give up their horses when you pulled their reins from their (I hesitate to say cold, dead) hands.

In the article, she includes an image, courtesy of the Wyoming State Archives, which shows a horse jumping a jeep.  You can check out the entire article here. You might also like to read why/how Men are Like Plants.

 
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Russian’s and Americans in Korea, 1945

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Alex spotted this jeep-as-gathering-spot courtesy of photographer George Silk and Life Magazine. The image was taken in October 1945.  I wonder if the film shot by the cameraman on the left still exists.

 
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Eurpoean Junk Pile

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I spotted this image at several sites, but the largest version I found was at edinburghnapiernews.com.  I’m gonna guess, based only on the building in the right corner, that this pile of vehicles is somewhere in Europe.  Strangely, this image is used as a header image for an article on the importance of recycling and freecycling. And I think the image is supposed to reinforce the importance of recycling and the problems of waste.  I believe the irony of the use of this photo with the article is that these vehicles were in fact piled as a first step in their recycling process (for their reuse in steel).