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#1 earlymb

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 08:42 AM

Hi all,

 

seeing all the great, original and unpublished WW2-era photo's being posted on this forum I thought it would be fun to have a topic with original photo's that feature vehicles. US military vehicles preferred, but personally I'm also very interested in other Allied and Axis vehicles. I'm sure there are loads of amazing photo's that are completely unknown. I'm sure there will also be interest in Korea- and Vietnam-era vehicles. ^_^

 

Other than just being nice to look at, pics posted here might also help with restoration projects! :)

 

 



#2 78CARg

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 11:34 AM

I have a few to add. Firstly this photo is of my grandfather in his Jeep. Grandma told me he was a driver for a colonel. I assume this was after he returned to the states, when he was stationed at Camp Hood, Texas. With the 443rd Chemical Mortar Battalion.

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 12:11 PM

To bad this one is so blurry.

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 01:59 PM

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My Dad, J.M. Graf, Detached MP Company, Camp Carson, Colorado, 1942


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 01:59 PM

Members of Detached MP Company, Camp Hale, Colorado, 1943. Photo by 1st Sgt. JM Graf


Edited by jagjetta, 12 March 2014 - 02:02 PM.


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 02:17 AM

Those are some amazing pics!

 

 

I would assume it is not kosher to post non-US vehicles..  

I have some good photos of German vehicles/tanks.

 

I have some US ones.. I will dig around and try to snap some photos.

 

-Brian

 

I am very interested in German vehicles as well. If you don't want to post here (good point) but still like to share please show them in PM.

 

 

I have a few to add. Firstly this photo is of my grandfather in his Jeep. Grandma told me he was a driver for a colonel. I assume this was after he returned to the states, when he was stationed at Camp Hood, Texas. With the 443rd Chemical Mortar Battalion.

attachicon.gifrsz_driver_seatpfc_delbert_edmund_arterburn.jpg

 

I might be wrong, but I think this jeep is an early production Ford GPW.

 

 

 

A very nice GMC CCKW353! Interesting to see it has no visible markings applied. No idea what make the bulldozer is (probably Caterpillar), but the Dodge WC has a nice field mod door. :)



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Posted 13 March 2014 - 02:23 AM

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My Dad, J.M. Graf, Detached MP Company, Camp Carson, Colorado, 1942

 

This is an early production jeep as well. It has no black-out lamp on the left fender (or even the retro kit), no rifle holder on the windscreen and no jerrycan holder. It does however have the rounded edge on the tank sump. I think this is also an early production Ford GPW since the eyelet for the 'door' strap seems to be horizontal, but I'm not 100% certain.
 



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Posted 13 March 2014 - 02:27 AM

 

This is an early production jeep as well. It has no black-out lamp on the left fender (or even the retro kit), no rifle holder on the windscreen and no jerrycan holder. It does however have the rounded edge on the tank sump. I think this is also an early production Ford GPW since the eyelet for the 'door' strap seems to be horizontal, but I'm not 100% certain.
 

 

Yes, it seems to be a GPW also confirmed by the larger hole in the side of the frame tips near the gussets...



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Posted 13 March 2014 - 05:11 AM

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Members of Detached MP Company, Camp Hale, Colorado, 1943. Photo by 1st Sgt. JM Graf

 



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Posted 13 March 2014 - 05:19 AM

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Early snapshot of a Bantam BRC-40, location / photographer unknown.



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Posted 13 March 2014 - 05:24 AM

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Captured and reutilized German Kuebelwagen, photographer / location unknown. 



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Posted 13 March 2014 - 05:30 AM

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Ford Pygmy during testing



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Posted 13 March 2014 - 07:23 AM

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T15 "Weasel" at Camp Hale, Colorado, ca. 1943

        Cruella Deville Squad!  :)  :)



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Posted 13 March 2014 - 08:44 AM

Great pics again! The 2 prototype jeeps, Weasel, GMC and even the Kübelwagen are all pretty early vehicles.



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Posted 14 March 2014 - 01:39 PM

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Members of Detached MP Company, Camp Hale, Colorado, 1943. Photo by 1st Sgt. JM Graf
 


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Jagjetta, nice photo thanks, shows a rare insulated cold weather cover on the engine hood.

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 01:43 PM

is this ok to post ??

 

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 01:45 PM

reverse of photo

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 08:00 AM

is this ok to post ??

 

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That seems to be a Willys. Note the placement of the star on the hood, according to regulations. ^_^



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Posted 15 March 2014 - 08:30 AM

 

 

That seems to be a Willys. Note the placement of the star on the hood, according to regulations. ^_^

 

A Willys , oh right !   im not very good at identifying vehicles    ok on aircraft though !! 

 

Shame we cant see what else is written on the fender  :(



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Posted 15 March 2014 - 03:26 PM

attachicon.gifImage (189).jpg Early Dodge command car. Spring 1941

 

A nice early 1/2 ton Dodge. From the factory the hoodnumber of vehicles were mostly applied in drab blue. The reason was it doesn't show well on b/w pics, as this pic nicely illustrates. In the field these numbers usually re-applied in white.

 

 

Here's one of my Dad's photos.  I don't have any info on the truck.

 

 

Just a very nice GMC CCKW353 with winch. Very common & yet one of the most appealing trucks ever! ^_^



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Posted 15 March 2014 - 06:38 PM

Backside of Uncle Carl's wrecker with 75mm gun on boom. Kentucky 1943.

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 07:02 PM

I posted the backside of Uncle Carl's wrecker. Here's the front side of Uncle Wes's Section truck. Ft. Lewis 1941

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 07:25 PM

 Early Jeep and weapons carrier, Ft. Lewis 1941

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 09:17 PM

Naval Communications Unit Three - Occupying Radio Marina at Asmara in the Eritrean highlands.  Radio Marina had been the main Italian Naval communications station in Africa during WWII.

 

They were a very small naval unit, armed with colt 45's, carbines and '03s, quartered with an Army Signal Corps unit and an Army security detachment.  

 

This photo is their Jeep in Asmara

 

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 09:23 PM

They also had a weapons carrier which was used for most of their heavy hauling.

 

I must admit that although the USN was much more lax on uniform regs, the Hawaiian shirt in the African sun is a bit over the top.

 

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