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WW II 'We Need Lumber for Boxing' Poster

WW II 'We Need Lumber for Boxing' Poster

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This poster, by the Office of War Information, points out the many uses of lumber in support of the war effort. Of particualr significance is the small photo at the top left-center showing a 'Jeep in a Box.'

The crated jeep from World War II production has been of great interest to military vehicle restorers. What could be better than finding a brand new jeep in a crate, right from the factory? Few photos of these crated jeeps exist so the "Jeep in a Box" is the main interest of this poster.

Here is what it looks like close up:

Enlarged photo of An Army Jeep in a Crate
Enlarged photo of "Jeep in a Box" from the poster.

Is this actually a jeep? It is hard to tell since only a pair of tires on top of some sort of body can be seen. Despite the "Jeep in a Box" caption, it could be a jeep or perhaps another light truck.

More about the Myth of The Army Jeep in a Crate for $50 at this link.

Today in WW II: 23 Oct 1941 Romanian troops slaughter over 20,000 Jews in the Odessa area, in reprisal for bomb set by Soviets.  More 
23 Oct 1942 2nd Battle of El Alamein, Egypt begins; British successfully driving the German Afrika Korps out of Egypt [23 Oct-4 Nov].
23 Oct 1944 Naval Battle of Leyte Gulf begins in the Philippines, protecting US 6th Army Leyte beachheads from sea based attack [23-26 Oct].
23 Oct 1944 Palawan Island, Japanese armada detected on route to Leyte; American submarines sink two Japanese cruisers.
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