Coleman Model G-55A with Quick-Way Model E Crane

The Coleman Motor Company (Littleton, CO) produced the Model G-55A 4x4 chassis with a Buda 6 cyl. engine as the platform for a Quick-Way Truck Shovel Co. (Denver, CO) Model E crane. The combined 4x4 truck crane vehicle was used during World War II by engineering units for bridging, construction and other purposes.

The most notable feature of the Coleman G-55A was the forward engine compartment with its front mounted heavy winch and roller plus the spare wheel and tire mounted on the front left.

Coleman Model G-55A with Quick-Way Model E crane, Fort Belvoir, VA, August 1942
Coleman Model G-55A with Quick-Way Model E crane, Fort Belvoir, VA, August 1942.

Today in WW II: 11 Nov 1940 55 Polish intellectuals murdered in Dachau concentration camp [near Munich], the first of many mass executions there.  More 
11 Nov 1940 Operation SWORDFISH: Raid on Taranto, Italy, the British Royal Navy's first all-aircraft naval attack, launching obsolete canvas planes from an aircraft carrier [11-12 Nov].
11 Nov 1942 Triggered by Operation Torch in N. Africa, Germans take control of all of Vichy France north of the Riviera.
11 Nov 1942 Allies capture Casablanca, Morocco during Operation Torch.
11 Nov 1942 In the aftermath of Operation Torch, Germany and Vichy France begin negotiations on the fate of the French fleet at Touson.
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Carrier, Crane-Shovel, 5-ton 4x4, Coleman Model G-55A with Quick-Way Model E (G-684)

Coleman Model G-55A with Quick-Way Model E Crane on Canadian-Pacific railcar, Pier 3,  
Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, Newport News, VA, 26 February 1943
Coleman Model G-55A with Quick-Way Model E Crane on Canadian-Pacific railcar, Pier 3, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, Newport News, VA, 26 February 1943.

Coleman Model G-55A with Quick-Way Model E crane, Fort Belvoir, VA, August 1942
Coleman Model G-55A with Quick-Way Model E crane, Fort Belvoir, VA, August 1942.

1st U.S. Army Coleman Model G-55A with Quick-Way Model E crane, during the Cologne offensive, launching a Treadway bridge on the Ruhr River
1st U.S. Army Coleman Model G-55A with Quick-Way Model E crane, during the Cologne offensive, launching a Treadway bridge on the Ruhr River.