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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 Nov 1940 Ford delivered the Pygmy prototype jeep to the US Army.  More 
23 Nov 1942 SS Ben Lomond sunk by German U-boat off the coast of Brazil.
23 Nov 1943 Deutsche Opernhaus, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, and many other buildings destroyed by a 764 aircraft RAF bombing raid on Berlin [22-23 Nov].
23 Nov 1944 Strasbourg, in eastern France, liberated by French General LeClerc's 2nd Armored Division. Eisenhower orders controversial halt at the Rhine by US Sixth Army Group.
Visit the Olive-Drab.com World War II Timeline for day-by-day events 1939-1945! See also WW2 Books.

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