Today in WW II: 15 Sep 1944 US Marines invade Peleliu, beginning a long and tough battle to wrest the island from the Japanese [15 Sep-27 Nov].   

Cushman 30 Series Scooters

Cushman Motor Works manufactured the 30 Series scooters from late 1943 through the end of World War II in 1945. The Model 32 had a centrifugal clutch while the Model 34 had a two speed transmission and clutch. These scooters were commonly used during WW II for messengers and for internal transportation in large naval bases and industrial plants.

Find additional photos and hi-res versions of the Cushman scooters at the Olive-Drab Military Mashup.

Cushman 30 Series Scooters Photo Gallery

Cushman 30 Series Scooter carrying T/5 Leroy Courtney of Columbus, OH at Pier 5, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, VA, 20 January 1945
Cushman 30 Series Scooter carrying T/5 Leroy Courtney of Columbus, OH at Pier 5, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, VA, 20 January 1945.

Cushman 30 Series Scooter with driver and Sgt. Beverly B. Hanlen of Mount Jewett, PA,  providing directions, Finger Piers, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, VA, 15 July 1944
Cushman 30 Series Scooter with driver and Sgt. Beverly B. Hanlen of Mount Jewett, PA, providing directions, Finger Piers, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, VA, 15 July 1944.