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WC-10 WC-17 WC-26 Truck, 1/2 ton, 4x4 Dodge WC Carryall (G505)

The Dodge WC-10 and the very similar WC-17, and WC-26, are 1/2 ton carryall body trucks with slightly different engines and other small differences. All are part of the WC model series G-505, built by Dodge during 1941 or early 1942. If you don't have the vehicle dataplate, to differentiate you must know the U.S. Government registration number (Army number on the hood) or the serial number which can be found stamped on the left front frame.

Model Serial Number Range Hood Number Range
WC-10 8644701-8666216
8666301-8676719
W209868-W209999
W2010000-W2010208
W2015120-W2015243
W2023309-W2024486
WC-17 8676901-??? W2025967-W2026129
W2026533-W2026643
WC-26 81500001-??? W2022397-W2053446
W2053447-W2053496

Data from SNL G-657 Dodge Master Parts List. Other data on the Dodge G505 main page.

Dodge Truck, 1/2 ton, 4x4 G505 Carryall in use at an airfield in India, December 1942.  The personnel are identified as Lt. Ronald J. Fruda, West Palm Beach, FL,  Lt. Laurence D. Putnam, Portland, OR and radio operator Fishbaugh
Dodge Truck, 1/2 ton, 4x4 G505 Carryall in use at an airfield in India, December 1942. The personnel are identified as Lt. Ronald J. Fruda, West Palm Beach, FL, Lt. Laurence D. Putnam, Portland, OR and radio operator Fishbaugh.

Dodge Truck, 1/2 ton, 4x4 G505 Carryall on the Alcan Highway, 1942
Dodge Truck, 1/2 ton, 4x4 G505 Carryall on the Alcan Highway, 1942. Click here for the full original of this photo showing the panorama of Alaskan scenery.