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From the World War II Jeeps Collection:  Ford GPA amphibian jeeps at factory in
Detroit, MI awaiting truck transport, April 1943. This photo is a detail from a larger photo in the WW II Jeeps Collection
From the World War II Jeeps Collection: Ford GPA amphibian jeeps at factory in Detroit, MI awaiting truck transport, April 1943. This photo is a detail from a larger photo in the WW II Jeeps Collection.

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Directory of Photos for Collection OD0001: WW II Jeeps

This document is a listing of the contents of the photo collection OD0001: WW II Jeeps arranged by image size.

Title & Description File Pixels HxW
4ID jeep at the Eiffel Tower, 1944
Soldiers of the 4th U.S. Infantry Division look at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, after the French capital had been liberated on 25 August 1944.
jeep_mb_france_paris_et_1944.jpg 799 x 800
Jeep fitted with ambulance frame
Captain Nelson inspecting a quarter-ton jeep with a permanent metal frame for carrying three litters somewhere in Australia. October 1942.
jeep_mb_australia_ambulance_1942.jpg 800 x 754
USMC retreat from Chosin Reservoir
U.S. Marine Corps on the road from Yudam-ni near the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea, 29 November 1950. Along this road, the U.S.M.C. staged their fighting withdrawal in the face of overwhelming odds from Chinese Army forces injected into the Korean War a few days earlier. Despite the six to one mismatch in numbers, and brutal sub-zero weather conditions, the Marines decimated the Chinese and emerged as intact units that went on to fight again. The Marines in this photo are identified as from the 5th and 7th Regiments, 1st Marine Division.
jeep_mb_chosin_withdrawal_29nov50.jpg 707 x 800
Willys advertisement: Signal Corps Jeep
Advertisement by Willys during World War II.
jeep_poster_ad_signalcorps.jpg 854 x 662
Bantam 40BRC in cargo net at New RIver NC
New River area, NC. Unloading jeep from a ship during a First Division landing operation. August 1941. Bantam 40BRC 4x4 Light Reconnaissance Vehicle.
jeep_brc_newriver_unloading_1941_1.jpg 686 x 800
Jeep and two soldiers, Ft. Knox.
Brigadier General Henry C. Newton of the Armored Force Replacement Training Center at Fort Knox, Kentucky welcomes 18-year old Private Preston G. Redd, from Los Angeles, who scored an unprecedented 159 out of 160 on the general intelligence test. "SOLOMON" is stenciled over the rear wheel well of the jeep. Probable date 1943.
jeep_mb_ftknox_2soldiers.jpg 800 x 685
Soldier with jeep, Camp Carson, CO
Camp Carson, Colorado. Private John Tsouderos, son of the Greek prime minister in exile, is a volunteer with 122 Infantry Battalion, the United States Army's first all-Greek unit. 1943
jeep_mb_campcarson_soldier.jpg 800 x 682
Jeeps plowing a field
Army jeeps used in plowing a field and preparing a seed bed in a demonstration sponsored by the United States Department of Commerce. 1944
jeep_mb_plowing.jpg 669 x 800
Bantam 60BRC jeep prototypes
Four soldiers stand next to their Bantam 60BRC (also called MkII) prototype jeeps. Probable date would be in early 1941.
jeep_bantam_60brc.jpg 665 x 800
8th Army jeeps at river crossing, Korea, 1950
A long line of jeeps and a few trucks from units of the 8th Army and I Corps waiting to cross the Kumho-gang River, a tributary of the Naktong in southern Korea. The river was in flood stage in September 1950 and not fordable. Vehicles had to be ferried across until engineers could build a bridge a few days later. 16 September 1950
jeep_mb_korea_8tharmy.jpg 658 x 800
Willys MA at Camp Lee, VA Christmas 1941
Just before Santa Claus leaves his "jeep-sleigh" the guard of honor stands on each side presenting arms to the Christmas visitor. Camp Lee, Virginia, Quartermaster Replacement Center. December 1941.
jeep_ma_camplee_santa_02.jpg 657 x 800
Jeep rolling off a landing boat at Fedala, Morocco
Jeep rolling off a landing boat at Fedala, Morocco harbor during the landing operations of the U.S. task forces there in 1942.
jeep_mb_morocco_1942.jpg 800 x 654
Willys MA at Camp Lee, VA Christmas 1941
The panzer "Santa", with well-filled sack of radios, books, cookies, and other gifts dear to soldiers hearts, glides up to the door of the barracks in Camp Lee's Quartermaster Corps and it isn't hampered by lack of snow in Virginia. Camp Lee, Virginia, Quartermaster Replacement Center. December 1941.
jeep_ma_camplee_santa_01.jpg 653 x 800
Jeep with C-47 planes and gliders
Jeep with C-47 planes and gliders
jeep_mb_c47s_gliders.jpg 651 x 800
Jeep assembly depot in England
Photo of Assembly Depot 0-640, Tidworth, Wilts, England taken by a U.S. Army Signal Corps photographer on 8 September 1943. This is a facility that took jeeps from their shipping containers or preparation, after the trans-Atlantic journey aboard ship, and turned them into field-ready condition. Under magnification you can read the hood registration numbers on two of the jeeps: 20340608 and 20342973.
jeep_mb_england_assy.jpg 651 x 800
Jeep with American soldiers and Free French
Jeep with American soldiers and Free French, 1944.
jeep_mb_france_freefrench_1944.jpg 649 x 800
Cartoon on side of jeep in Sicily
Cartoon on the Jeep of Cpl. Paul F. Janesk, Antrim, PA, with the face of Mussolini crossed out. The jeep is named Short Stop. 3 September 1943.
jeep_mb_sicily_1943.jpg 800 x 647
Bantam 40BRC in cargo net at New RIver NC
New River area, North Carolina. Bantam 40BRC Jeep being lowered from a transport ship to Higgins boat during a First Division landing operation. August 1941.
jeep_brc_newriver_unloading_1941_2.jpg 646 x 800
Jeep with machine gun, Indio CA
A jeep with mounted .30 cal. machine gun at the Desert Training Center, Indio, CA, June 1942.
jeep_mb_indio_1942june.jpg 646 x 800
Jeep with artillery shells, New Caldonia
Jeep with artillery shells, New Caldonia. 1942
jeep_mb_newcaldonia_1942_shells.jpg 645 x 800
Two German POWs in Jeep
Two German prisoners of war are being taken to the 6th Div. POW Encampment for interrogation and searching. There were 218 captured by the Free French Infantry and 6th Armored Div. troops. Plouay, France. 28 August 1944.
jeep_mb_france_nazi_1944.jpg 800 x 645
Jeep being lowered in landing craft
This is an undated photo that shows a U.S. Army jeep being lowered into a landing craft from a Coast Guard-manned assault transport. The photo is identified as ETO (European Theatre of Operations) in late 1944 or early 1945. The jeep hood registration number is 20447210S.
jeep_mb_eto_loweraway.jpg 800 x 643
African-American 9th Cavalry regiment
9th Cavalry riding in jeep. These men are not football players even though they are wearing helmets. They are members of the famous African-American 9th Cavalry regiment, and are wearing crash helmets as they ride in the Army's new speedy little "blitz buggy" or Bantam reconnaissance car. The "jeep" -another nickname- is a lightweight vehicle with a short wheelbase. It has four wheel drive, a low gas consumption, and can travel at a high rate of speed. Ft. Riley, Kansas Cavalry School Photo, 24 May 1941.
jeep_gp_ftriley_buffalo_soldiers.jpg 642 x 800
Willys MA at Indio CA
Willys MA in the field at the desert training center, Indio, CA in June 1942.
jeep_ma_indio_1942june.jpg 641 x 800
Nurses withJeep in France, Aug 1944
Nurses of a field hospital who arrived in France via England and Egypt after three years service. 12 August 1944.
jeep_mb_france_nurses.jpg 641 x 800
Jeep testing fording equipment
1/4-ton 4x4 truck being driven by 2nd Lt. R.C. Irons, O-1175176, M.T.C., in rubber suit. This car has a record of staying under water for 71 minutes and its depth of submersion is limited only by the length of the exhaust pipe and the deep sea diving equipment of the driver. Between Coal Pier and Pier X, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, Newport News, VA, 22 April 1943.
jeep_mb_hrpe_snorkle_1.jpg 641 x 800
Tear gas adaptor on jeep
Geiger Field, Washington. Officers and men are taught to be on the alert for a gas attack at any time. This jeep appears at unexpected places and sends out a charge of tear gas from the ingenious device attached to the muffler. Those in the vicinity, to protect themselves from the irritating gas, must be able to don their masks instantaneously. 1942
jeep_mb_teargas_adapter.jpg 641 x 800
President Roosevelt in Casablanca
Casablanca, Morocco. President Roosevelt reviewing American troops from an Army jeep. January 1943
jeep_mb_casablanca_roosevelt_1943_1.jpg 640 x 800
1st Infantry Division jeeps in Germany, 1945
Infantrymen of the 1st Infantry Division, U.S. First Army, move up into Frauwullesheim, Germany, after crossing the Roer River. Company C, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division. 28 February 1945.
jeep_mb_germany_1id_1945.jpg 638 x 800
Gen. Maxwell Taylor in jeep in Holland, 1944
MG Maxwell B. Taylor with aide and guards driving down Hell's Hwy to CP at Zon, Holland, September 1944
jeep_mb_holland_101abdiv_gentaylor_1944.jpg 638 x 800
Jeep towed by wrecker, New Caldonia
A one-and-a-half ton truck with wrecker mount pulling in a jeep during maneuvers somewhere in New Caledonia. 1942.
jeep_mb_newcaldonia_towed.jpg 635 x 800
Bantam 40BRC in 1941
Bantam 40BRC in 1941
jeep_brc_19410515_1.jpg 634 x 800
Jeep crossing the Meuse River
Jeep crossing the Meuse River
jeep_mb_france_meusecrossing.jpg 634 x 800
Bantam 40BRC in 1941
Bantam 40BRC in 1941
jeep_brc_19410515_2.jpg 631 x 800
Willys MA prototype jeep
The second prototype jeep produced by Willys, after the Quad, was the MA. This model is the direct predecessor of the MB which became the standard jeep of WW II. 1941 photo.
jeep_ma.jpg 631 x 800
Willys Quad jeep prototype
Willys Quad jeep prototype. Delivered to the Army Quartermaster Corps on 13 November 1940. The Willys design resembles the Bantam because the Army gave Willys and Ford access to Bantam's work.
jeep_quad_1940.jpg 631 x 800
Willys MA prototype jeep with other trucks
Truck, 1/4 Ton, 4x4 Willys MA (left), Truck, Command Reconnaissance, 3/4 Ton, 4x4 Dodge, and Truck, Radio, 1/2 Ton, 4x4 Dodge. 15 May 1941
jeep_ma_andtrucks_1.jpg 630 x 800
Soldier, jeep and a sign
Soldier, jeep and a sign with maintenance instructions taken during World War II.
jeep_mb_maint_sign.jpg 629 x 800
USMC and Saipan scounts, 1945
Marine Corps 6th Provisional Military Police Battalion with locally recruited scouts on Saipan, August 1945.
jeep_mb_saipan_cabrera.jpg 629 x 800
Joe Dope Jeep Poster
This poster was used to promote jeep driver safety during WW II.
jeep_poster_joedope.jpg 629 x 800
Bantam 40BRC in 1941
Bantam 40BRC in 1941
jeep_brc_19410515_3.jpg 627 x 800
West Point cadets and a soldier, Ft. Benning
West Point cadets and a soldier driving a Ford GP jeep, Fort Benning, GA, 1942.
jeep_gp_ftbenning_1942_1.jpg 800 x 627
Willys MB jeep, Aberdeen Proving Ground
Right front 3/4 view of Willys MB jeep photographed at Aberdeen Proving Ground, 1 September 1943. This is the standard World War II jeep made by Willys as the MB and by Ford as the GPW.
jeep_mb_aberdeen_02.jpg 626 x 800
Jeep ambulance in Caribbean
Jeep used as a field ambulance by U.S. troops in the Caribbean area. A modified field ambulance, it can be used in an emergency or over rough terrain. This is the first time an army jeep has been used as a field ambulance; no new equipmenr is needed other than that used in the regular field ambulance. 1942
jeep_mb_carribbean_ambulance.jpg 626 x 800
Bantam 40BRC built by Checker Cab
Bantam 40BRC built by Checker Cab with four wheel steering. 11 June 1941.
jeep_brc_checker_1.jpg 625 x 800
Ford GPW at Aberdeen Proving Ground
Right front 3/4 view. Ford GPW at Aberdeen Proving Ground 1 September 1943.
jeep_gpw_aberdeen_02.jpg 625 x 800
Roosevelt in jeep, Patton standing by
General George S. Patton Jr. standing by jeep carrying President Roosevelt. Probably photographed in Casablanca, Morocco, January 1943
jeep_mb_patton_roosevel.jpg 625 x 800
Willys MB jeep, Aberdeen Proving Ground
Left rear 3/4 view of Willys MB jeep photographed at Aberdeen Proving Ground, 1 September 1943. This is the standard World War II jeep made by Willys as the MB and by Ford as the GPW.
jeep_mb_aberdeen_01.jpg 624 x 800
Ford GP off the ground, Ft. Sam Houston TX
These soldiers go up in the air to prove that the Army's new quarter ton truck can take it. Ft. Sam Houston, TX, 29 March 1941.
jeep_gp_texas_flying.jpg 623 x 800
Ford GPA crossing river
Ford GPA crossing river. 442nd Regimental Combat Team
jeep_gpa_rivercrossing.jpg 800 x 622
Ford GPW at Aberdeen Proving Ground
Left rear 3/4 view. Ford GPW at Aberdeen Proving Ground 1 September 1943.
jeep_gpw_aberdeen_01.jpg 621 x 800
Bantam 40BRC at New RIver NC
Bantam 40BRC car in mid-air at New River NC Marine Base, 1941. Towing 37mm anti-tank gun.
jeep_brc_newriver_flying_37mm.jpg 620 x 800
Loading jeep onto a plane
A jeep is being loaded into a plane as part of a training exercise, San Antonio, TX. 1942
jeep_mb_sanantonio_plane.jpg 620 x 800
Ford GPA with MB
GPA and MB jeep belonging to the 442nd Regimental Combat Team.
jeep_gpa_442rct.jpg 615 x 800
Ford GP with 37mm gun, 1941
Ford GP jeep on maneuvers crossing rough terrain pulling a 37mm anti-tank gun. Battery D of the Fourty-four Division Anti-tank, Second Corps. Wadesboro, NC, November 1941.
jeep_gp_nc_37mm_1941.jpg 607 x 800
President Roosevelt in Casablanca
Casablanca, Morocco. President Roosevelt reviewing American troops from an Army jeep. January 1943
jeep_mb_casablanca_roosevelt_1943_2.jpg 605 x 800
Bantam prototype jeep
First Bantam prototype jeep, delivered to the Army at Holabird Depot on 23 September 1940, at 4:30PM just 30 minutes before the contractual deadline.
jeep_bantam_firstmodel_1941.jpg 605 x 800
Jeep on bridge at Ft. Riley, KS
A jeep being driven across a bridge built by the 9th Engineer Battalion, 2d Cavalry Division, Camp Funston, Kansas in a demonstration for officers at Fort Riley, Kansas. December 1941. The jeep is an early production MB with slat grill.
jeep_mb_ftriley_bridge.jpg 602 x 800
Montgomery standing in jeep
British Field Marshall Sir Bernard Law Montgomery in North Africa or Sicily.
jeep_mb_africa_montgomery.jpg 601 x 800
Ford GP at Holabird 1942
Baltimore, Maryland. Colonel H.J. Lawes, post commander, Holabird quartermaster depot and commandant of the quartermaster motor transport school at the wheel of a jeep giving his pupils first-hand instructions on the vehicle training ground during a two-week preventive maintenance for motor vehicles course for officers. 1942.
jeep_gp_holabird_1942.jpg 591 x 800
Jeep on Alcan Highway, 1942
Jeep negotiating a raw section of the Alcan Highway, newly hacked from the wilderness in 1942. The sign on the front of the jeep says "CO 2nd BN".
jeep_mb_alcan_1942.jpg 591 x 800
Bantam 60BRC Testing in Snow
A Bantam 60BRC being tested with tire chains in snow at Camp Globe, WI in early 1941.
jeep_bantam_brc60_campglobewi_1941.jpg 591 x 800
Jeeps in port in England before D_Day (color)
General view of a port in England where, in foreground, jeeps are being loaded onto LCTs. In background, larger trucks and DUKWs are being loaded onto LSTs. June 1944.
jeep_mb_england_dock_1944.jpg 588 x 800
Jeep with MP and dog
"Julius Caesar," mascot of the Military Police at Kelly Field, TX. He boasts three ribbons and a pedigree. 1942. Bumper sign reads "869 MP CO, 2" and tag on the radiator reads "PRESTONE, DONT DRAIN"
jeep_mb_texas_dog_mp_1942.jpg 584 x 800
Jeep at Chicago War Bond Campaign Rally
In a special War Bond Campaign which began April 14 1943 and was ended May 12 1943, the public school children of the south-central district of Chicago purchased $263,148.83 in war bond and stamps, enough money to buy 125 jeeps, two pursuit planes and a motorcycle; Photo shows one of the jeeps being christened in the War Bond Rally in Washington Park on 4 June 1943. Twenty-four public schools participated in the campaign during 1943, part of the Second War Bond Drive.
jeep_mb_chicago_warbonds.jpg 612 x 760
WAAC in HBT coverall, with jeep
WAAC wearing the WW II herringbone twill two-piece coverall work suit poses with her jeep. The HBT uniform was submitted to the General Staff for approval by the Quartermaster General on 3 June 1942.
jeep_mb_waac_hbt.jpg 800 x 579
President Roosevelt in Casablanca
Casablanca, Morocco. President Franklin D. Roosevelt reviewing American troops. Staff Sergeant Oran Lass of Kansas City, Missouri, is driving the jeep. January 1943.
jeep_mb_casablanca_roosevelt_1943_3.jpg 578 x 800
Ford GP at Second Army maneuvers in Tennessee
Manchester (vicinity), Tennessee. Soldiers of headquarters company of the Armored Corps lifting a jeep to repair it at their bivouac area during Second Army maneuvers. Left to right: Pvt William Lowe, Captain Frank Yung, Pvt Sam Salen, and Pvt J.J. Nay. June 1941.
jeep_gp_tn_1941.jpg 575 x 800
First Convoy on Ledo Road
Led by motorcycles and jeeps, the first U.S. Army convoy to China moves along the Ledo Road portion of the famous Burma Road, one of the most remarkable engineering achievements of all time. Built to provide logistic support from India for China in their struggle against the Japanese, it penetrated impenetrable jungles and crossed uncrossable mountains. When the project started it was widely considered to be a fools mission, but the road was completed and did contribute to the war effort. This convoy of 113 cargo trucks, jeeps, and ambulances left Ledo, a rail head in India, on 12 January 1945, bound for Kunming, China.
jeep_mb_ledo_convoy.jpg 572 x 800
Loading a jeep onto a plane, Ft. Benning
Men in the Airborne Infantry receiving preliminary training in an especially built fuselage called a "mockup," an exact replica of the planes in which they will receive the advance training. They are driving a jeep into the plane. Fort Benning, GA, 1942.
jeep_mb_ftbenning_plane.jpg 571 x 800
Jeep with B-26 pilots (color)
First Pilots To Fly B-26 Marauders With 322nd Bomber Group, leaning on their jeep. April 1942.
jeep_mb_pilots_color.jpg 570 x 800
Jeep and mules with pack artillery
Pack artillery of the mountain troops setting out on a day's march for a test of the relative merits of the mule and the jeep. 1942
jeep_mb_mule_soldiers.jpg 569 x 800
Willys MB jeep with the 442 RCT
Willys MB jeep with the 442 RCT
jeep_mb_442rct.jpg 562 x 800
Jeep towing a Marine glider (color)
Jeep towing a Marine glider at Page Field, Parris Island, SC, May 1942.
jeep_mb_parrisisland_usmc_1942may_color.jpg 554 x 800
Psyops jeep in Korea, 1951
Harry Jieong, a South Korean, appeals to the Chinese Communists through a loud speaker of the 3rd Infantry Division Psychological Warfare Team working with the 1st Battalion, 15th RCT, close to the front lines. 12 February 1951.
jeep_mb_korea_psyops.jpg 592 x 740
Jeep rolls of LST at Inchon, S. Korea, 1950
Unloading vehicles from USS LST-802 at Inchon, South Korea. A Jeep is rolling down her ramp, and a bulldozer is parked on the beach. 16 November 1950.
jeep_mb_korea_inchon_lst802.jpg 592 x 740
Hoisting jeep aboard ship, Hungnam, N. Korea 1950
A U.S. Marine Corps' jeep is hoisted aboard ship during the evacuation of Hungnam, North Korea, 12 December 1950.
jeep_mb_korea_hungnamevac.jpg 586 x 740
Gen. MacArthur on Leyte beachead (color)
Amidst a crowd of onlookers, General Douglas MacArthur (center), accompanied by Lieutenant Generals George C. Kenney and Richard K. Sutherland and Major General Verne D. Mudge (Commanding General, First Cavalry Division), inspecting the invasion beachhead on Leyte Island, Philippines, l20 October 1944. The swamped LCVP in the right background is from USS Ormsby (APA-49).
jeep_mb_leyte_macarthur_color.jpg 581 x 740
Loading jeeps onto LSTs at Inchon, Korea 1950
LSTs loading First Marine Division jeeps, vehicles and other equipment at Inchon in preparation for the Wonsan operation, 13 October 1950.
jeep_mb_korea_wonsan.jpg 580 x 740
Jeep at Navy base in New Hebrides
Entrance to the U.S. Navy Base Camp Annex, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides.
jeep_mb_newhebrides.jpg 536 x 800
First Convoy on Ledo Road
A U.S. Army soldier and a Chinese soldier place the flag of their ally on the front of their jeep just before the first truck convoy in almost three years crossed the China border en route from Ledo, India, to Kinming, China, over the Stilwell Road (the Ledo road). January 1945.
jeep_mb_ledo_convoy_flags.jpg 535 x 800
MacArthur, Ridgeway and others in jeep, Korea
Lt. Gen. Matthew Ridgeway; Maj. Gen. Doyle Hickey; and Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Commander in Chief of U.N. Forces in Korea, in a jeep at a command post, Yang Yang, approximately 15 milies north of the 38th parallel, 3 April 1951.
jeep_mb_korea_macarthur.jpg 533 x 800
Jeep in destroyed town of Valognes, France 1944
Center of the town of Valognes, which was ruined by Allied bombing and shelling during the drive on Cherbourg. 24 June 1944. Jeep in the foreground is nicknamed "Always Ruth". Trucks and a power shovel are clearing rubble in the middle distance.
jeep_mb_france_valognes.jpg 571 x 740
Coast Guard anti-saboteur patrol
Coast Guard anti-saboteur patrol. "Vital war shipping must be protected on the docks....as well as on the high seas," reads an official order by Vice Admiral Russell R. Waesche, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. These armed Coast Guardsmen are shown getting their orders at a East Coast port before they start their patrol in the blitz buggies. April 1943.
jeep_mb_coastguard_2.jpg 527 x 800
Jeep in convoy on road in Tunisia
Enemy air equipment and installations took a heavy pounding from bombers of the United States Army Air forces as they pursued Marshal Erwin Rommel's retreating Afrika Korps through Libya and Tripoli to the Tunisian coast. Trucks rolling along the road to Tripoli after the Allied victory there. In the foreground is an American Jeep passing an area still containing mines which the engineers passed up during Marshal Rommel's swift retreat. 1943.
jeep_mb_tunisia_road.jpg 525 x 800
Jeeps on flat car
Two views of jeeps bulk loaded on flat cars for shipping within the US. Photo taken at the Hampton Roads port.
jeep_mb_flatcar_1944.jpg 800 x 515
Surgical team jeep on Bougainville
U.S. Army surgical team that arrived on Bougainville by SCAT plane (South Pacific Combat Air Transport) loads its equipment on a jeep for transport to forward area of operations. The Americal Division arrived on Bougainville in 1943 with a 90-day supply of medical items. A 30-day supply was carried by each infantry combat team, and a 30-day supply for the entire division was brought in with the division medical supply of the medical battalion.
jeep_mb_bougainville_amedd.jpg 585 x 700
Photo of MB/GPW from ORD 8 SNL G503
Photo of MB/GPW from ORD 8 SNL G503 dated August 1951.
jeep_mb_ord8snlg503.jpg 494 x 800
Jeep and convoy in Italy, 1945
Jeep and convoy in Italy, 1945
jeep_mb_italy_convoy_1945.jpg 604 x 648
Ford GP photo right side
Right side photo of Ford GP 1/4 ton 4X4 Light Reconnaissance. 1941.
jeep_gp_1941.jpg 550 x 676
Jeep used for football training
This photo was taken in November 1943 at Camp Joseph T. Robinson, Arkansas. The camp's athletic director (Capt. C. R. Goodwin, in driver's seat) is using the jeep for a charging sled while training the football team.
jeep_mb_footballtraining.jpg 455 x 800
Jeep with portable optical repair unit
Portable optical repair unit loaded on jeep (1/4 ton vehicle).
jeep_mb_amedd_optical.jpg 512 x 700
LCT-222 landing jeep in Italy (color)
USS LCT-222 landing a U.S. Army Jeep on an Italian beach. USS LST-1 is in the background, at left. Jeep has serial number 2039078. This view may have been taken during the Salerno landings, circa September 1943.
jeep_mb_italy_lct_landing_color.jpg 484 x 740
Bantam MKII 60BRC with 4 wheel steering
1/4 ton 4X4 Bantam MKII 60BRC 1940 with 4 wheel steering. Checker built the four wheel steering models.
jeep_bantam_mkii_1940.jpg 537 x 660
Coast Guard anti-saboteur patrol
Armed Coast Guardsmen in a jeep patrol the New York waterfront to guard vital war supplies being shipped across. Valuable shipping must be protected on the piers as well as on the shipping lanes. April 1943.
jeep_mb_nyc_coastguard.jpg 527 x 667
Bantam 40BRC, 1941 photo
Angled front view 1/4 ton 4X4 Light Reconnaissance Bantam 40BRC 1941.
jeep_bantam_40BRC_1941.jpg 531 x 654
Bantam 40BRC built by Checker Cab
Front view, 1/4 ton 4X4 Checker Cab Bantam 40BRC Light Reconnaissance Car June 1941. Holabird TESTER id plate on grill. The Checker built units had four wheel steering.
jeep_bantam_checker_2.jpg 516 x 669
Bantam 40BRC built by Checker Cab
Rear view 1/4 ton 4X4 Checker Cab Bantam Light Reconnaissance 40BRC June 1941. The Checker built units had 4 wheel steering.
jeep_bantam_checker_3.jpg 516 x 663
Bantam BRC40 built by Checker Cab
1/4 ton 4X4 Bantam Light Reconnaissance Vehicle BRC40, built by Checker Cab, June 1941. The Checker built units had four wheel steering.
jeep_bantam_checker_1.jpg 513 x 657
Jeep in Ardennes Forest, Battle of the Bulge 1944
Jeep in Ardennes Forest, Battle of the Bulge December 1944
jeep_mb_ardennes_dec44.jpg 489 x 673
10th Mountain Div. jeep in Italy
10th Mountain Div. jeep in Italy with Riva Ridge in view ahead, near Vidiciatico, and Mt. Belvedere off to the left. North Apennine Mountains, February 1945.
jeep_mb_italy_10thmtn_2.jpg 640 x 509
10th Mountain Div. soldiers with jeep
Five 10th Mountain Division soldiers eat their chow around a jeep in a heavily shelled Italian town. The jeep has the name Marilyn painted above the right rear tire. Italy, 1945"
jeep_mb_italy_10thmtn_1.jpg 503 x 640
Jeep ambulance Greenville, SC
Men of the medical unit of the 25th Service Group, Air Service Command demonstrating the carrying of wounded men by means of stretchers on jeeps. Greenville, SC, July 1943
jeep_mb_sc_ambulance.jpg 560 x 558
Convoy in the Persian Corridor
A United States Army truck convoy carrying supplies for Russia through the Persian Corridor. Captain J. Priggee, Newark, NJ, and Lieutenant. S. McClure, Nashville, TN, leaders of the truck convoy, are about to start out at dawn. The Captain of the convoy rides in a jeep at the rear and the Lieutenant in a jeep leading the way. March 1943
jeep_mb_persiancorridor_01.jpg 560 x 556
Convoy in the Persian Corridor
A United States Army truck convoy carrying supplies for the aid of Russia trhough the Persian Corridor. The convoy leader in the jeep checking trucks as they start the trip. March 1943.
jeep_mb_persiancorridor_02.jpg 560 x 555
Convoy in the Persian Corridor
A United States Army truck convoy carrying supplies for Russia through the Persian Corrifor making a rest stop in the desert. March 1943.
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Girls greet American troops on jeep
Girls climb on the Jeeps to greet American invading troops in the streets of Tunis. May 1943.
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Driving a jeep at Ft. Belvoir, VA 1942
Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Sergeant George Camblair learning to drive a jeep, a new vehicle at the time. September 1942.
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Driving a jeep at Ft. Belvoir, VA 1942
Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Sergeant George Camblair learning to drive a jeep, a new vehicle at the time. September 1942.
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Ford GPA at Camp Carson, CO
Amphibian jeeps in operation at training camp in Camp Carson, Colorado. 24 April 1943.
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Jeep mounting 37mm and mg, Newfoundland
3d Infantry jeep providing mobile defense for St. Johns, Newfoundland, in the summer of 1942.
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Checking jeep traffic at Belgium traffic circle
84th Division MPs checking vehicles at a traffic circle near Marche, Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes, December 1944.
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Jeep ambulance at Camp Carson
Improvised jeep ambulance at a training base in Camp Carson, CO, 24 April 1943.
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Bill Mauldin Jeep Cartoon
Bill Mauldin Jeep Cartoon
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442RCT wire jeep in Italy, 1945
Americans of Japanese descent, Infantrymen of the 442nd Regiment, run for cover as a German artillery shell is about to land outside the building. Italy, 4 April 1945.
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Gen. Holland Smith Saipan airfield jeep tour
Lt. Gen. Holland M. Smith (right) USMC takes jeep tour of Saipan airfield, July 1944.
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87th Infantry jeeps in Belgium
87th Infantry jeeps on a snowy road in Belgium, January 1945.
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Canadian Army convoy in France, 1944
Part of a line up of hundreds of jeeps and trucks of the Canadian Army waiting for clearance to proceed on a country road in France, dated October 1944. One officer on a motorcycle is visible between the other vehicles.
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Jeep and trailer at Potsdam
Civilian Photo Technicians (in back of jeep) working for Counter Intelligence Corps, are accounted for by Captain Thomas Ryan, Bdg. Co., Berlin District, from New York City (at wheel) to MP Cpl. Charles Christie, 713th MP Bn., whose home is Tahlequah, OK. This is at check point in Potsdam, Germany, site of the Potsdam Conference, 14 July 1945.
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Jeep with railroad wheels, France
Private James E. Boyle, South Wales, drives fellow British soldiers on train tracks in France, 6 August 1944.
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Japanese evacuees with jeep at Santa Anita, CA
Two young Japanese-American evacuees watch an Army mechanic repair a jeep at Santa Anita Assembly center, Arcadia, CA, 6 April 1942. The jeep hood number is W-2032004
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Jeeps fording stream in Italy, 1944
Jeeps crossing rain swollen stream in Italy, 1944
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Jeep in the streets of Leipzig, Germany, 1945
Jeep belonging to the 741st Tank Battalion attached to 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, U.S. First Army. Leipzig, Germany, 18 April 1945
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Jeep "Start Down the Ramp" Poster
This poster was produced by Willys-Overland Motors during the war. It promotes the purchase of War Bonds (or stamps toward a bond) so more jeeps can be produced for the troops.
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Double stacked jeeps, end view
End view of stacked (double-decked) trucks, 1/4 ton 4X4, showing brace and tie-down bolts, on Pier 2 just before shipment overseas on Liberty Ship, ESEK HOPKINS (HR-438). Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, 10 July 1944.
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Loading stacked jeeps on ship
Stacked (double-decked) trucks, 1/4 ton 4X4, being loaded by a cable sling on a Liberty Ship, ESEK HOPKINS (HR-438), docked at Pier 2, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, 10 July 1944.
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Jeep testing fording equipment
1/4-ton 4x4 truck being driven by 2nd Lt. R.C. Irons, O-1175176, M.T.C., in rubber suit. This car has a record of staying under water for 71 minutes and its depth of submersion is limited only by the length of the exhaust pipe and the deep sea diving equipment of the driver. Between Coal Pier and Pier X, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, Newport News, VA, 22 April 1943.
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Loading stacked jeeps on ship
Stacked (double-decked) trucks, 1/4 ton 4X4, being loaded by a cable sling on a Liberty Ship, ESEK HOPKINS (HR-438), docked at Pier 2, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, 10 July 1944.
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Captured Nazi, Italy, 1944
Tricky Nazi captured. German prisoner wearing civilian clothes, sits in jeep at south gate of the walled city of Lucca, Italy, awaiting removal to a rear area. September 1944.
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Jeep packed for overseas shipment
1/4-ton 4 x 4 Willys truck, windshield and radiator barricaded with plywood. Barricade fastened with steel tape for overseas shipment, showing the windshield down. This picture is one of six photographs from H.R.P.E. included in twelve photographs selected to illustrate the Ordnance Department publication, "Preparation of Unboxed Ordnance Materiel for Shipment." Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, 23 March 1943.
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Jeep being waterproofed
1/4-ton 4x4 truck being water-proofed for amphibious driving overseas. Spark plugs, ignition coil, carburetor, distributor, being enameled with water-proof enamel. Left to right: Pvt. W. B. Jones, 37374425, Lebanon, MO; Pvt. Melvin R. Juniper, 34344536, Kepper CO, Mo. These men came from Camp Pickett and were stationed at Camp Hill. Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, 11 May 1943.
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Jeep equipped for amphibious driving
1/4-ton 4x4 truck (peep) with compass on instrument board for use in amphibious driving. Standing by vehicle, Dan Townsend, 35683141, Middletown, OH, M.T.O., Co. H, Hq., H.R.P.E. Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, 11 May 1943
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Loading stacked jeeps on ship
Stacked (double-decked) trucks, 1/4 ton 4X4, being loaded by a cable sling on a Liberty Ship, ESEK HOPKINS (HR-438), docked at Pier 2, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, 10 July 1944.
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Jeeps being waterproofed at HRPE
Over-all pictures of 1/4-ton 4x4 trucks (peeps) being water-proofed for overseas shipment and amphibious driving. Overseas Motor Pool, Morrison Area. Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, 11 May 1943.
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Par-Al-Ketone treatment of jeeps
Processing 1/4-ton 4x4 truck (peep) and trailer on ramp for overseas shipment, using Par-Al-Ketone corrosion inhibitor treatment. Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, 11 May 1943
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Jeeps being waterproofed at HRPE
View of 1/4-ton 4x4 trucks and other vehicles being water-proofed for amphibious driving overseas. Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, 11 May 1943.
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Loading stacked jeeps on ship
Stacked (double-decked) trucks, 1/4 ton 4X4, being loaded by a cable sling on a Liberty Ship, ESEK HOPKINS (HR-438), docked at Pier 2, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, 10 July 1944.
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Flying Jeep Save Rubber poster
This poster of a jeep full of soldiers was designed by Walter Richards and was issued by the Office for Emergency Management, Division of Information in 1942. The message "Save Rubber Check Your Tires Now" reflected the critical shortage of natural rubber for tires and other uses that developed since the Japanese controlled former sources of rubber in Southeast Asia and the East Indies.
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Loading stacked jeeps on ship
Stacked (double-decked) trucks, 1/4 ton 4X4, being loaded by a cable sling on a Liberty Ship, ESEK HOPKINS (HR-438), docked at Pier 2, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, 10 July 1944.
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Jeep packed for overseas shipment
1/4-ton 4 x 4 Willys truck showing windshield and radiator barricaded with plywood. Barricade fastened with steel tape for overseas shipment. Rear view showing windshield up. This picture is one of six photographs from H.R.P.E. included in twelve photographs selected to illustrate the Ordnance Department publication, "Preparation of Unboxed Ordnance Materiel for Shipment." Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, 23 March 1943.
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Waterproofing jeep ignition system
Waterproofing jeep ignition system. Vehicle belongs to Task Force A, prepared for Operation Torch, the invasion of North Africa. Overseas Motor Pool, 18th Street, Newport News, VA, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, 20 October 1942
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Raybestos Products jeep poster
Raybestos Products jeep poster with photo of jeeps loading on transport plane.
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Soldier in jeep, HRPE 1944
Pfc. Waldo Bumpus, 11052284, South Carver, MA, is shown in jeep while distributing mail for the Message Center, HRPE. He is one of a number of enlisted men who has returned from combat duty overseas and been assigned to the Port. Pfc. Bumpus enlisted in January 1940 at Fort Devens, MA. He received his training at Fort Knox, KY, and embarked from NYPE in April 1943, serving overseas with the 3rd armored Division until 14 May 1944. Note service ribbons --(1) Good Conduct, (2) American Defense Service, (3) American Theater of Operations, and (4) European-African & Middle Eastern Theater of Operations. Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, 11 September 1944.
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WAC in jeep at HRPE
Pfc. Mary Elliott, HRPE, 1st WAC Co., is shown driving a 1/4 ton 4 x 4 truck at Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, 16 February 1944. This vehicle, popularly known as a "Jeep", serves a three-fold purpose: to carry personnel, to transport light cargo, and to tow 37-mm anti-tank guns.
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Raybestos Products jeep poster
Raybestos Products jeep poster with photo of flying jeep for Ft. Sam Houston.
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Jeep at Army Air Corps Detroit area airport
Wayne County Airport, a United States Army Air Corps air ferry command base sixteen miles from Detroit, Michigan. Lieutenant Benton riding onto the field in a jeep. September 1942.
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Jeep at Army Air Corps Detroit area airport
Wayne County Airport, a United States Army Air Corps air ferry command base sixteen miles from Detroit, Michigan. Lieutenant Benton riding onto the field in a jeep. September 1942.
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Ford GPA at Detroit factory, female driver
Detroit, Michigan. Amphibian jeeps awaiting truck transport. April 1943
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Ford GPA at Detroit factory
Detroit, Michigan. Amphibian jeeps awaiting truck transport. April 1943.
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Loading a jeep on a haulaway truck
Loading a jeep on a haulaway truck at factory, Detroit, MI. April 1943.
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Bantam 40BRC fording a stream
Bantam 40BRC fording a stream during 1941 testing. 40BRC meant "1940 Bantam Reconnaissance Car".
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Testing jeep as an ambulance
Soldiers testing a jeep as an emergency litter, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. February 1942.
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Rough Rider Jeep of Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr
Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr., the son of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt who led the Rough Riders in the Spanish American War. Despite a heart condition and other ailments he landed with the first wave of troops on Utah Beach, D-Day 6 June 1944. He died of a heart attack one month later.
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Jeep with Navy anchors
Bethlehem-Fairfield shipyards, Baltimore, Maryland. Jeep and anchors. May 1943.
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Jeep on road at Holabird ordnance Depot
The rule for United States Army and civilian drivers is to avoid bumps. Here a jeep driver carefully avoids a rock on one of the roads in Holabird Ordnance Depot, Baltimore, MD. Drivers are thoroughly instructed in preventive maintenance measures before they are allowed to drive United States Army vehicles. May 1943.
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Willys MA prototype jeep with other trucks
Truck, 1/4 Ton, 4x4 Willys MA (nearest), Truck, Command Reconnaissance, 3/4 Ton, 4x4 Dodge, and Truck, Radio, 1/2 Ton, 4x4 Dodge. 15 May 1941
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Jeep and African-American soldiers, 1942.
Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Sergeant Williams in a jeep with other African-American soldiers. March 1942.
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Training demonstration at Fort Riley
Jeeps going down a steep grade during a training demonstration at Fort Riley, KS. April 1942.
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Jeep with machine gun, Ft. Riley
A jeep of a mechanized cavalry reconnaissance unit carrying a .30 caliber machine gun during a field problem at Fort Riley, KS. April 1942.
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Jeeps on a hill at Ft Riley
Jeeps of a mechanized cavalry reconnaissance unit going out on a field problem, climing hill at Fort Riley, KS. April 1942.
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Training demonstration at Fort Riley
Jeeps going down a steep grade during a training demonstration at Fort Riley, KS. April 1942.
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Jeeps going down steep grade at Ft. Riley
Jeeps going down a steep grade during a training demonstration at Fort Riley, KS. April 1942.
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Jeep during blackout at Ft. Riley
Leading a jeep into bivouac area during a blackout, Fort Riley, KS. April 1942.
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Jeeps in smokescreen, Ft. Riley
Jeeps of a mechanized cavalry reconnaissance unit in a smokescreen during a field problem, Fort Riley, KS. April 1942.
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Jeep demonstration at Ft. Riley, KS
Fort Riley, Kansas. A jeep demonstration by men of the 92nd Mechanized Reconnaissance Squadron. April 1942.
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Jeep convoy on road at Ft. Riley
Units of a reconnaissance platoon going back to camp after a day in the field at Fort Riley, KS. April 1942.
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Jeeps in field at Ft. Riley
During a field problem of a mechanized cavalry reconnaissance unit at Fort Riley, KS. April 1942.
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Machine gun crew in jeep at Ft. Riley
Machine gun crew in jeep at Ft. Riley, KS. April 1942.
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Willys MB scan
Willys MB scan
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Jeep climbing steep grade, Ft. Riley
Jeep coming up a steep grade during a field problem at Fort Riley, KS. April 1942.
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Bantam BRC at Ft. Myer
Demonstration of a new 1/4-ton Bantam truck on rough terrain, Fort Myer, Virginia. 21 April 1941,
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Ford GP at Ft. Myer 1941
Soldiers inspecting new bantam truck at Fort Myer, Virginia. This small light truck, known officially as the "Truck 1/4-ton 4x4," is a small, low-silhouette, narrow-tread, 4-wheel drive car without armor protection, which is designed to carry three men and their individual weapons. It can also be used as an ammunition carrier.
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Jeeps in muddy field at Ft. Riley
During a field problem of a mechanized cavalry reconnaissance unit at Fort Riley, KS. April 1942.
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Jeep on the road at Ft. Riley
During a field problem of a mechanized cavalry reconnaissance unit, jeep on a road at Fort Riley, KS. April 1942.
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Jeep ambulance for Australian troops in New Guinea
An American jeep serves as an ambulance for Australian troops in New Guinea. The versatile little car carries wounded men on stretchers back to the base. March 1943.
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Jeep at Holabird Ordnance Depot with MP
Holabird ordnance depot, Baltimore, Maryland. A military policeman warning an offending jeep driver of the error of his ways. May 1943.
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Jeep War Bonds Campaign poster
"The New Triple-Threat Schools-at-War Jeep Campaign" was one of many promotional campaigns during World War II to sell War Bonds. In this case, the poster uses the popular Army jeep to motivate War Bond purchases to "help send our men 20,000 jeeps by December 7th" the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The artist was Reinhardt. Original was 27 3/8" x 21 1/2". Washington, D.C., U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943.
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Ford GP at Ft. Myer 1941
Demonstration the ease of manhandling the Army's new 1/4-ton truck on rough terrain, Fort Myer, Virginia. 21 April 1941. Appears to be Ford GP although at that time all the new 1/4 ton vehicles were called Bantams.
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Jeeps carry Australian leaders in New Guinea
American jeeps carried Australian military chiefs and cabinet ministers in a recent visit to battle areas in New Guinea. Air Vice-Marshall G. Jones is shown in the leading vehicle during the tour of the convoy.
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Unloading jeep from plane, Ft. Bragg
Unloading a jeep from a transport plane in a military demonstration at Fort Bragg, NC, September 1942.
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Jeep and trailer with Australian Army in Buna
Australia in the war. Men and supplies go to the front line at Buna. The trailer is hauled by an American jeep, one of the many uses which the versatile little vehicle has been put to in New Guinea. March 1943.
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Ford GP testing at Detroit test area
Ford GP Blitz buggies. Blitz buggy being given a test run after completion. The light truck is now ready for delivery to the U.S. Army. Ford River Rouge plant. May 1941.
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Ford GP at Ft. Myer 1941
Ford GP. New 1/4-ton truck being used for wire-laying during demonstration at Fort Myer, VA. 21 April 1941. Appears to be Ford GP although at that time all the new 1/4 ton vehicles were called Bantams.
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Ford GP at Ft. Myer 1941
New 1/4-ton truck at Fort Myer, VA in April 1941. Appears to be Ford GP although at that time all the new 1/4 ton vehicles were called Bantams.
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Willys MA on grease rack at Ft. Knox
Fort Knox. Maintenance of mechanized equipment. Even the tough little jeeps must be serviced. This vehicle, like all others of its class, makes regular trips to the grease pit for lubrication, adjustment and general inspection. Probably date is 1941.
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Jeep climbing dune at Ft. Story
Jeep climbing dune at Fort Story coast defense installation. The jeep has its vital role to play in defense of America's shores. This one is used at Fort Story, Virginia. March 1942.
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Jeep and African-American soldiers, 1942.
Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Sergeant Williams in a jeep with other African-American soldiers. March 1942.
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Ford GP production, motors on conveyor
Ford GP Blitz buggies. Finished motors on the conveyor line, which is taking them to the assembly point in the plant. This conveyor line is part of a conveyor system 135 miles long throughout the plant. Ford River Rouge plant. May 1941.
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Ford GP production, add motor to chassis
Ford GP Blitz buggies. This motor has just come off the conveyor line, and is being placed in the chassis. Ford River Rouge plant. May 1941.
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African-American troops in New Guinea
African-American troops in New Guinea. Captain John R. Campbell, Quartermaster Corps, left, and First Sergeant Richard Estes, right, giving technical advice to mechanics as to motor operations of one of the U.S. Army's famous jeeps. These troops play an important part in New Guinea's transportation system. March 1943.
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Ford GP production, final assembly
Ford GP Blitz buggies. The body is securely fastened to the chassis, and the headlights adjusted. Ford River Rouge plant. May 1941.
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Ford GP production, body attachment
Ford GP Blitz buggies. After the motor has been placed in the chassis and its connections made, the body is lowered into plane. Ford River Rouge plant. May 1941.
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Stamping out jeep hoods at Ford
Great stacks of hood tops are stamped out by a 100-ton Hamilton press in a plant that used to produce thousands of automobiles daily. The plant is working on an even faster pace now on war production. Ford Lincoln plant, Michigan. February 1942.
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Unloading jeep in Liberia
This jeep is being unloaded at a port in Liberia from a U.S. transport which brought a large contingent of American soldiers, chiefly African-Americans, to the African republic under a defense agreement concluded between the two countries at the request of Liberia's President, Edwin Barclay. 1942.
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Jeep ambulance in Australia
Soldiers, wounded in the fighting in New Guniea, are carried to a base in Australia in the versatile American jeep which has been readily converted into an ambulance for efficient handling of stretcher cases.
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Jeep maintenance at New River, NC
The Marine Corps throws a lot of jobs to its jeeps. Here are some of the hard-boiled little cars lined up for servicing in the battalion garage at the Marine barracks, New River, NC.
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Tuning jeep motor at Willys in Toledo
Another hard-boiled recruit nearly ready for Army service. A jeep motor is tuned up in a big Midwest auto plant. Willys, Toledo, Ohio. December 1941.
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Jeep leading USMC convoy
Tough fighting men who specialize in arriving at their destinations. A truck convoy of U.S. Marines, bristling with armament and ready for anything, rolls along a road near its New River, NC base. May 1942.
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Convoy in the Persian Corridor
A United States Army truck convoy carrying supplies for Russia. OWI (Office of War Information) photographer Nick Parrino on the jeep which he rode in making a photographic record of the first run by an all-American convoy. March 1943.
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Assembling jeep engines at Continental
Assembling jeep engines in a Midwest plant. The hard-boiled little army cars rate the best of material and workmanship. Continental Motors, Michigan. February 1942.
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Jeep engine pistons at Continental Motors
Pistons for jeep engines must undergo rigid inspection in a Midwest plant before they earn places in the power plants of the Army's tough little cars-of-all-work. Continental Motors, Michigan. February 1942.
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Ford GP production, paint booth
Blitz buggies. After it has been totally assembled, the car is painted. Here the paint is being drilled under infrared rays, which process dries the paint from the inside out, thus giving it a slicker finish. Ford River Rouge plant. May 1941.
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Ford GPA Testing, Detroit
Sea jeeps. The Army's most flexible new machine of the war, a Ford-built amphibian reconnaissance car, carrying soldiers equipped for combat duty takes to the water in special tests staged recently in the Detroit area. This picture shows how the new transportation arm propelling itself as a boat to the opposite shore. The boat steers in the water.
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Ford GPA Testing
Sea jeeps. After breaking through the shore ice, the Ford-built amphibian car makes its way through ice floes and water at a good speed.
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Ford GPA in Rouge River, Detroit
Sea jeeps. This picture shows the Ford amphibian reconnaissance car in test at the Ford Motor Company's Rouge plant and in the Huron River. The photo shows tests of the land-water cars in the Rouge River slip.
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Ford GPA in Rouge River, Detroit
Sea jeeps. This amphibian car hits the water with a splash during a try-out at the Ford Motor Company's Rouge plant. All of the cars are water-tested in this slip before they are turned over to the government for use on various war fronts.
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Ford GPA in Rouge River, Detroit
Sea jeeps. A "squad" of nine Ford-built amphibian cars in formation "swimming" in the Rouge River near the company's plant. Probable date is 1943.
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Jeep on road in Sicily
Messina (vicinity), Sicily. Allied soldiers in a jeep driving along a Sicilian road. Probable date is September 1943.
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Ford GPA in Rouge River, Detroit
Sea jeeps. This picture shows the Ford amphibian reconnaissance car in test at the Ford Motor Company's Rouge plant and in the Huron River. The photo shows tests of the land-water cars in the Rouge River slip.
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Ford GPA in Rouge River, Detroit
Sea jeeps. Successfully crossing a fast-flowing stream, the Ford-built amphibian, with full complement of four soldiers, easily climbs opposite shore and is ready for any scouting operations. Picture shows maneuvers recently held in the Detroit area, when soldiers from Fort Wayne in full combat dress manned the machines. The controls of the new Army transportation unit for land operations are identical to the quarter-ton, four-wheel drive reconnaissance car, and no steering changeover is required from land to water operation. The new car is being used by U.S. fighting forces in war zones.
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Coast Guard anti-saboteur patrol
Coast Guard anti-saboteur patrol. A Coast Guard officer is shown at an East coast port with armed Coast Guardsmen in a jeep as he inspects the vigilant waterfront patrols that guard vital war supplies being shipped across. Valuable shipping must be protected on the piers as well as on the shipping lanes. April 1943.
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Ford GPA Testing
Sea jeeps. Ice is no barrier to the Ford-built amphibian car. Here one dives into the ice from a river bank in the Detroit area as the three passengers hold on.
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Ford GPA in testing
Sea jeeps. The Ford-built amphibian car can handle itself on rough ground. This picture shows a test driver putting one of them through its paces.
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Airfield security detachment in Hawaii
Four men in a jeep at the Dusty Hollow Training Center, Hawaii included the following members of an airfield security detachment in Hawaii. Front seat (left to right): Private Lester H. Howell, Statesville, North Carolina and Private First Class Thomas Irvin, North Ashville, Tennessee.
jeep_mb_guards_hawaii.jpg 420 x 511
Convoy in the Persian Corridor
OWI (Office of War Information) photographer Nick Parrino somewhere in the Persian corridor in the Jeep in which he rode to make a photographic record of the first run by an all American United States Army convoy carrying supplies for Russia. March 1943.
jeep_mb_persiancorridor_03.jpg 382 x 560
Jeep in Bastogne during Battle of the Bulge
Jeep in Bastogne, Belgium, 101st Airborne Division 26 December 1944. During the Battle of the Bulge. Reel of wire mounted on rear.
jeep_mb_bastogne_wirelaying_101ab.jpg 412 x 500
Red Ball Express convoy staging, France 1944
Red Ball Express regulating point, staging convoys to rush supplies to the rapidly advancing front, France, 1944.
jeep_mb_france_redball.jpg 342 x 600
Jeep during Berlin Airlift
Jeep in front of the tally board showing delivery statistics for food supplies flown in by the Berlin Airlift to overcome the Soviet blockade. From June 1948 to September 1949, almost 2 1/2 million tons of supplies were airlifted into the blockaded city on 275,544 flights using mostly C-54's and C-47's.
jeep_mb_berlin_vittles_jeep.jpg 406 x 500
Jeeps on parade at Fort Myer, VA
Jeeps on parade at Fort Myer, Virginia, at ceremonies honoring Staff Sergeant Jackson L. Dietz, Jr. and Technical Sergeant Raymond Davidson, for rescuing a comrade from a fire in the company machine shop. August 1942.
jeep_mb_ftmyer_parade.jpg 420 x 481
Crated Ford GPW
Jeep in a crate. Ford GPW from crating instruction manual.
jeep_gpw_crated_2.jpg 394 x 479
African-American jeep driver, Montana
African-American jeep driver at Ft. Harrison, Montana during WW II.
jeep_mb_ftharrisonmt_africanam.jpg 364 x 500
Bantam Assembly Line
Bantam BRC assembly line, American Bantam Co. Butler PA
jeep_bantam_assembly_line.jpg 315 x 561
Actress Linda Darnell at Ft. Meade
Actress Linda Darnell in a Ford GP jeep at Ft. Meade. MD, January 1942. Comedian Joe E. Brown was part of the same visit.
jeep_gp_ftmeade_linda_darnell.jpg 438 x 357
Willys MA production line
1941 photo of the production line at Willys where the prototype jeep model MA was built. Toledo, OH.
jeep_ma_assemblyline.jpg 302 x 504
Jeep in the mud of Guadalcanal
Soldiers labor to free a jeep from the mud of a crude road on Guadalcanal. 1942.
jeep_mb_guadalcanal_mud_1942.jpg 337 x 450
Crated Ford GPW
Jeep in a crate. Ford GPW from crating instruction manual.
jeep_gpw_crated_1.jpg 298 x 490
Putting wheels on new jeep at Willys plant
Putting "shoes" on another hard-boiled recruit. An army jeep nears completion at Willys auto plant in Toledo, Ohio. December 1941.
jeep_mb_toledo_production_attach_wheels.jpg 420 x 342
Jeep engine production
Jeep engines are made to the highest standards of material and workmanship in a large Midwest motor plant. Continental Motors, Michigan. February 1942.
jeep_mb_toledo_production_engine_3.jpg 420 x 339
Jeep maintenance at Ft. Knox
Fort Knox. Maintenance of mechanized equipment. Mechanics at Fort Knox, Kentucky, check jeeps and other motor vehicles thoroughly and at regular intervals. Attention that was once given to the Army mule of days gone by now falls to the tough little "blitz buggy" or our modern mechanized forces. June 1942.
jeep_mb_ftknox_maint.jpg 420 x 338
Ford GP driver at Ft. Benning 1942
Fort Benning. Jeeps. Jeep driver -- and it takes a good man to put a jeep through all the fancy paces that are in it. This driver is near graduation from the training school at Fort Benning, GA, April 1942.
jeep_gp_ftbenning_1942.jpg 420 x 336
Jeep with 6 soldiers, Ft. Benning
American roughriders, 1942 style. The crew of this army jeep, hardboiled as the tough little car itself, know some tricks that will drive the Axis crazy. Fort Benning, GA. April 1942.
jeep_mb_ftbenning_1942_2.jpg 420 x 334
Stamping out jeep hoods at Ford
Hood tops for army jeeps are stamped out on a 100-ton Hamilton press in a Midwest automobile plant. The standard hoods in the foreground were flat sheets a short time before. Ford Lincoln plant, Michigan. February 1942.
jeep_mb_toledo_production_stamp_hood_1.jpg 420 x 333
Patton's Jeep in Bastogne
Patton's Jeep in Bastogne, Belgium, 1 January 1945. Photo taken by Lieutenant Colonel Merton Singer, Deputy Ordnance Officer, VIII Corps. The jeep was modified to reflect General Patton's unique personality. It has among other things, Buell trombone airhorns mounted on the hood to announce his arrival.
jeep_mb_bastogne_patton_1945.jpg 224 x 305
Bantam BRC at Ft. Myer
Demonstration of a new 1/4-ton Bantam truck on rough terrain, Fort Myer, Virginia. April 1941. Appears to be a BRC60 with rounded grill and headlights mounted on top of the fender.
jeep_bantam_brc_ftmyer.jpg 193 x 236

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