Today in WW II: 20 Jun 1943 Operation TOENAILS opens with Marines landing at Segi Point on Vangunu Island, southeast of New Georgia.
WC-7 WC-24 1/2 ton, 4x4 Dodge Command Reconnaissance Car with Winch (G505)
The Dodge WC-7 and the very similar WC-24, are 1/2 ton Command and Reconnaissance Cars with slightly different engines and other small differences. They have an extended frame to accomodate a factory installed winch, otherwise they are almost the same as the WC-6 WC-15 WC-23 Command and Reconnaissance Cars. They were developed for officers and staff to have mobility on the battlefield. 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.
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Data from SNL G-657 Dodge Master Parts List. Other data on the Dodge G505 main page.
1941 photo, WC-7 Truck, 1/2 ton, 4x4, Dodge Command Car, w/Winch. Hood number W-2010235 confirms WC-7 (1941 contract).
WC-7 or WC-24 Truck, 1/2 ton, 4x4, Dodge Command Car, w/Winch on the ALCAN Highway, Alaska, 1942. This photo is available in high resolution in the Olive-Drab.com Gallery.
WC-7 Truck, 1/2 ton, 4x4, Dodge Command Car, w/Winch (T207). Hood number W-2022280 is correct for WC-7 (1941 contract). Photo: Courtesy John Buckley. Thanks to Steve Andersen for correct identification.