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Slat Grill jeep on Saipan, 1944

Started by General Colt , Jan 13 2017 04:35 PM

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#1 General Colt

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 04:35 PM

Hi guys,

I found this while looking around some LIFE archives. Just goes to show ya that Slat Grill's were still used later in the war. Dated June of 44.

LIFE Slat grill on Saipan 1944.jpg



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Posted 13 January 2017 - 06:09 PM

Hi guys,

I found this while looking around some LIFE archives. Just goes to show ya that Slat Grill's were still used later in the war. Dated June of 44.

attachicon.gifLIFE Slat grill on Saipan 1944.jpg

27th division? I note the camo painted Helmets



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Posted 13 January 2017 - 08:35 PM

27th division? I note the camo painted Helmets

Not sure. The bumper markings aren't familiar. They sort of don't look like army markings. But you're right about the camo helmets. At first I thought they were USMC covers.



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 08:50 PM

They were also operated by the 73rd Bomb. Wing at Isley Field.



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Posted 14 July 2017 - 09:24 AM

27th division? I note the camo painted Helmets

 

Hello,

My dad was a 27th infantryman on Saipan.  I was not aware that they were known for camo paint on their helmets.  I'd love any info you may have on this.  Apologies for butting in on the jeep discussion. 

Mikie
 



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Posted 14 July 2017 - 03:12 PM

IIRC, the jeep, any jeep ( and other vehicles)were designed to go 90 miles, if more great. WWII was Total war and the War Dept. didnt care what the vehicle was, just that it ran and got the job done.Nice pic.

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 07:24 AM

IIRC, the jeep, any jeep ( and other vehicles)were designed to go 90 mil


That's an old myth.

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 05:35 AM

No expert, but heard or read the 90 mile " fact" from MVCC back in late 70's??? Another urban legend?

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 03:05 AM

IIRC, the jeep, any jeep ( and other vehicles)were designed to go 90 miles, if more great. WWII was Total war and the War Dept. didnt care what the vehicle was, just that it ran and got the job done.Nice pic.

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Hi USARV72,  owned a Jeep over forty years but never heard the 90 miles comment before, always heard it as 90 days ( or three months ) in combat.

 

Thankfully my 1942 Jeep is still going 27,375 days later,  miles I wouldn't like to guess.  :lol:

 

cheers lewis.

 

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 05:04 AM

Ok, guess heard miles instead of days, LOL. I'll admit it. Point was any and all vehicles were used.
Question, last week saw a Sherman, M-5, M-10 and a M-24 on flat beds going south on I-95 in Florida. Could have gone south or west on I-10. Looked like Coors vehicles?

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 09:36 AM

Could notice Red Cross, P63 so it could be Military Police, next group separated from this, couldn`t read it correct. At right I think it`s C-3. Not at all what the Army Regulation said, but readable.



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Posted 08 September 2017 - 07:17 PM

Could notice Red Cross, P63 so it could be Military Police, next group separated from this, couldn`t read it correct. At right I think it`s C-3. Not at all what the Army Regulation said, but readable.

 

I think the next group is HQ-2. So, maybe its an MP Headquarters unit? Not at all what I am used to seeing with army markings. And maybe medics put a red cross on the bumper if the jeep was being used from another unit?


Edited by General Colt, 08 September 2017 - 07:19 PM.


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Posted 10 September 2017 - 02:13 AM

Found a better picture, it`s P 163.

Saipan.jpg

The 163rd Military Police Co. was in the Pazific.


Edited by Backtheattack, 10 September 2017 - 02:26 AM.


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Posted 10 September 2017 - 02:20 AM

That's another '41 Willys behind the first one....cool.

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 09:10 AM

Here's the 464th Fighter Squadron CO's jeep on Ie Shima in August 1945.  I've got a shot of a slatty in Korea in 1951 as well, but I can't put my hands on it right now.  

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 06:37 PM

Found a better picture, it`s P 163.

attachicon.gifSaipan.jpg

The 163rd Military Police Co. was in the Pazific.

Awesome photograph! So medics probably put a red cross on the bumper if the jeep was being repurposed for medical use?


Edited by General Colt, 10 September 2017 - 06:40 PM.


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Posted 11 September 2017 - 01:07 AM

Here's the 464th Fighter Squadron CO's jeep on Ie Shima in August 1945.  I've got a shot of a slatty in Korea in 1951 as well, but I can't put my hands on it right now.  

 

Note the civvy tries, a common modification for jeeps starting right at the end of hostilities (and sometimes earlier for rear-echelon assigned ones).



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Posted 11 September 2017 - 01:32 PM

I've got a shot of my granddad's jeep (F/330th Infantry) in the summer of 44 with one civilian tire and mud flaps.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 09:16 AM

From what I have read over the years is that, The Life Expectancy of any Army vehicle was 6 weeks. Not that they were built to last only that. War has it's dangers.....


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