Willys MB Ford GPW 1/4 Ton 4x4 Army Jeep

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Willys MB Ford GPW 1/4 Ton 4x4 Army Jeep

The Truck, 1/4 Ton, 4x4 (Willys MB / Ford GPW) is the standard World War II jeep used by the U.S. Army and all other branches of the U.S. military and allied countries during WW II and into the 1950s. The full story of the development of the original Army Jeep of World War II is on the linked page. See the Willys MB / Ford GPW page for more details and photos of this jeep.

Loading a newly produced jeep on a haulaway truck at factory, Detroit, MI. April 1943
Loading a newly produced jeep on a haulaway truck at factory, Detroit, MI. April 1943.

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Today in WW II: 10 Dec 1941 General Masaharu Homma lands Japanese forces on the Philippine Islands.   

Truck, 1/4 Ton, 4x4 (Willys MB, Ford GPW) WW II Army Jeep Photo Gallery

The WW II jeep with MB-T or T3 trailer, Potsdam, Germany, 14 July 1945
The WW II jeep with MB-T or T3 trailer, Potsdam, Germany, 14 July 1945. This photo is available in high resolution in the Olive-Drab.com Gallery.

3d Infantry jeep providing mobile defense for St. Johns, Newfoundland, in the summer of 1942.  Note WW I style helmets, M1917A1 and M1917A1 Browning water cooled machine gun, plus 37mm cannon (?)
3d Infantry jeep providing mobile defense for St. Johns, Newfoundland, in the summer of 1942. Note WW I style helmets, M1917A1 and M1917A1 Browning water cooled machine gun, plus 37mm cannon (?).

Drawing of MB/GPW jeep from TM 9-803, dated 22 February 1944
Drawing of MB/GPW jeep from TM 9-803, dated 22 February 1944.

Drawing of MB/GPW jeep from TM 9-803, dated 22 February 1944
Drawing of MB/GPW jeep from TM 9-803, dated 22 February 1944.

Patton's Jeep in Bastogne, 1 January 1945. Photo taken by Lieutenant Colonel Merton Singer, Deputy Ordnance Officer, VIII Corps. Modified to reflect General Patton's unique personality. It has among other things, Buell trombone airhorns mounted on the hood to announce his arrival
Patton's Jeep in Bastogne, 1 January 1945. Photo taken by Lieutenant Colonel Merton Singer, Deputy Ordnance Officer, VIII Corps. Modified to reflect General Patton's unique personality. It has among other things, Buell trombone airhorns mounted on the hood to announce his arrival.

MB or GPW with rocket launcher unit. Note second jeep with heavy MG in background
MB or GPW with rocket launcher unit. Note second jeep with heavy MG in background.
Photo: Courtesy of WW2Xprt.

Restored MB or GPW at Highland Lakes Air Museum, Burnet, TX (background removed). 9 April 2005
Restored MB or GPW at Highland Lakes Air Museum, Burnet, TX (background removed). 9 April 2005.
Photo: Courtesy of Bob Pettit

Restored 1943 Ford GPW. Photo: Courtesy of Philippe Aimar, Owner
Restored 1943 Ford GPW. Photo: Courtesy of Philippe Aimar, Owner.

Members of the Old 29th Division Association drive a restored MB or GPW during reactivation ceremonies for the 29th Infantry Division (Light), Ft. Belvoir, VA, 16 Feb 1988
Members of the Old 29th Division Association drive a restored MB or GPW during reactivation ceremonies for the 29th Infantry Division (Light), Ft. Belvoir, VA, 16 Feb 1988.

Hill climbing jeep at Ft. Story, VA, 1942
Hill climbing jeep at Ft. Story, VA, 1942.

Loading jeep into LCT by crane, ETO WW II
Loading jeep into LCT by crane, ETO WW II. This photo is available in high resolution in the Olive-Drab.com Gallery.

Jeeps crossing rain swollen stream in Italy, 1944
Jeeps crossing rain swollen stream in Italy, 1944. This photo is available in high resolution in the Olive-Drab.com Gallery.

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