Military Jeep Ambulances

Even before the jeep went into standardized production in 1941, the prototypes were tested as litter carriers. Throughout its history the jeep has been effectively used to evacuate casualties from the front or to move within base or field hospital areas when ambulance trucks were not available. While there was no special production jeeps for this use in the Willys MB or Ford GPW line, the jeep was frequently used this way in World War II and in Korea. Thereafter, newer models of the jeep (M38A1 and M151) did have special ambulance configurations. In Korea, and more so in Vietnam, helicopters took over much of the front-line evacuation vehicle role.

Casualties from New Guinea are carried by jeep to a base in Australia, World War II
Casualties from New Guinea are carried by jeep to a base in Australia, World War II.

Today in WW II: 11 Jun 1940 French government flees to Tours, abandoning Paris to the Germans.   

Military Jeep Ambulances

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Chart of Military Jeep Ambulances

In this chart of military jeep ambulances, click on the photo link to go to the page of photos and information for the specific ambulance vehicle. See also Military Ambulances.

Vehicle Description Photo Link
Willys MB
Ford GPW
Ambulance
MB or GPW jeeps used as litter-carrier ambulance. MB GPW jeep ambulance
M-170 Truck, Ambulance, Front Line, 1/4 ton, 4x4
Radio Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4 M-170C XT-2
Variant of the M-38A1 military jeep
M-170 Ambulance
M-718 Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4. M-718 Ambulance
Variant of the M-151 military jeep
M-718 ambulance jeep