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#51 Hookemhorns88

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 04:50 AM

 

Would that be the 2ID insignia painted in front of the 15th FA Med Bat marking on the door of the Dodge VC3??

 

Looking at the bumper of the other Dodge in the background, are those markings also applied to the front bumper??

Johan,

 

Yes it is.  I have some other photo(s) that I will post shortly that shows it a little better.  The front bumper just has text and not the insignia.

 

Michael



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Posted 27 March 2014 - 03:55 PM

This original photo just sold on Ebay and I didn't get it. The photograph is from the album of a 7th Air Force photo officer: Two SAIPAN MPs on Harley Davidson WLA motorcycles pass P-47D Thunderbolt "Apple Jack" of the 19th Fighter Squadron, being serviced, while P-47D 42-75372 sits in the background.7-7346

The photo was taken during and after the construction of the air base at Saipan. The base was built by the 804th Engineer Battalion, Aviation. The 318th Fighter Group (Republic P-47 Thunderbolts)and the 6th Night Fighter Group (Northrop P-61 Black Widows) flew from the base. Interestingly, the P-47s flew to Saipan from an aircraft carrier. A number of Lockheed F-5A (the photo-recon version of the P-38) Lightnings were also attached to the 318th. These long range F-5As routinely flew 8-hour 1500-mile missions to Truk and Iwo Jima.

 

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#53 Charlie Flick

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 11:03 AM

I once owned and did a frame off restoration of a 1942 Dodge WC-53 Carryall.  As a consequence I used to pick up photos of Carryalls in service when I could find them.  Here is one of them.  I'm not sure of the date or the location but given the bumper markings I think this truck was part of the Air Transport Command, Alaskan Division sometime after 7/1/44.

 

Nice legs, huh?

 

Regards,

Charlie

 

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 03:33 PM

Charlie,

 

Them are some nice Dames as they were called in the 40's and yes the legs too.

 

 

Craig

 

 

 



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Posted 30 March 2014 - 02:34 PM

I thought I would post this one. Sorry, don't have a scanner and taking pics of pics not my bag, but here goes. Found this in an antique store recently very cheap. I liked it because I thought it had it all, the jeep, the Thompson, an early Parsons pre M41 field jacket, the 1917A1 helmet and if that is not enough, a great Coca Cola sign in the background. If there was a train on the tracks, I think it would appeal to every collector everywhere.

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#56 Salvage Sailor

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 02:40 PM

Very nice,

 

Lace up boots and mounted pants too.



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 03:56 AM

Great pics! :)



#58 Terry K.

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 02:20 PM

I once owned and did a frame off restoration of a 1942 Dodge WC-53 Carryall.  As a consequence I used to pick up photos of Carryalls in service when I could find them.  Here is one of them.  I'm not sure of the date or the location but given the bumper markings I think this truck was part of the Air Transport Command, Alaskan Division sometime after 7/1/44.

 

Nice legs, huh?

 

Regards,

Charlie

 

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Look at the gamms on dem dames! :)



#59 Terry K.

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 07:49 AM

Here are some pre/ early war photos of troops getting ready for or watching a parade some where in the US

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#60 Terry K.

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 07:59 AM

Here are some that I believe were from around the time of one of the manuvers held during the war.

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#61 Terry K.

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 07:59 AM

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 08:03 AM

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#63 Terry K.

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 09:39 AM

a slightly used jeep

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 02:50 PM

Here are some that I believe were from around the time of one of the manuvers held during the war.

 

A very nice mid-production Willys 'slat grille' MB! The hoodnumber is in drab blue and it doesn't have the black-out light on the fender (or the retro fitted kit for one)

 

 

a slightly used jeep

 

This too is a 'slat grille' Willys MB. Note the lack of a jarrycan carrier, no glove box and the early black steeringwheel. It seems to have been modified to a radio vehicle...



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 06:17 PM

These might be slightly post war .

The first one i think is during the Berlin Air Lift.

The second shows  what looks like an Air Transport Command logo.

 

 

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 04:28 AM

That ambulance truck might be a British Fordson WOT6? Not sure though. Great pics! ^_^



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 12:03 PM

As promised a couple of more shots of some 2nd ID 15th FA ambulances taken in the late 1930's at Ft. Sam Houston.  The soldier in the campaign hat is my great-uncle who enlisted in 1937 and retired from the service in 1962.  He served as a medic during WWII with the 103rd ID.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 07:03 AM

This is from the 1941 US Army 6th Infantry Division Yearbook. Motor Pool mechanics tuning up a... Harley? Note blue denim fatigues at right.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 07:19 AM

Looks like an Indian 340

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 12:45 PM



As promised a couple of more shots of some 2nd ID 15th FA ambulances taken in the late 1930's at Ft. Sam Houston.  The soldier in the campaign hat is my great-uncle who enlisted in 1937 and retired from the service in 1962.  He served as a medic during WWII with the 103rd ID.

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Hookem:

 

Your photo of the 1-1/2-ton Chevy Ambulance is a rare bird to catch on film! Ralph Doubek had restored one of these but had a devil of a time finding images to support the restoration. 

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Thanks for sharing your photos!

 

John A-G



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Posted 16 April 2014 - 12:53 PM

G7123-cabover-1941-Maneuver.jpg

 

An uncommon 1-1/2-ton G7123 cab over, on maneuvers, 1941

 



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Posted 17 April 2014 - 01:18 AM

Great photos of those pre/early war vehicles! :)



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Posted 17 April 2014 - 02:31 PM

21st Infantry Regiment, Hawaiian Division, 1930's

 

Interesting license plate but it came from the motor pool and the DUI on the drivers campaign hat is the 21st Regiment

 

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 02:36 PM

21st Infantry Motor Park

 

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 02:39 PM

1937? Dodge truck with suicide doors

 

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