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#26 Ricardo

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 05:02 AM

Hi Arturo,

Very interesting photos!

The photos had been taken off at different moments of the day. They notice the shade of a house and chimney in different positions in two images.

The image with the dead GI the sun the this highest one (+/- 13:00 - 14:00PM) and later in the other the sun the this lowest one (+/- 15:00 - 16:00PM).

PS. Please, open one new topic in Militaria Brasil Forum. Thanks! http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

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#27 artu44

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 05:59 AM

OK Ricardo, I'll do it just now

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 06:39 AM

OK Ricardo, I'll do it just now


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Posted 02 September 2007 - 07:44 AM

Good morning,

What are those things that look like fender skirts on this Jeep? Just curious. I have never noticed them before in other Jeep pictures.

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#30 earlymb

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 09:37 AM

Unit or even crew-made modifications; not regular issue or standardised design. These things are commonly known as 'field modifications'.

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#31 Steve B.

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 03:23 PM

Looks like the front fender wells ahve been partially filled in too.

This sort of modification wan't all that unusual.

Go to this page: http://36thair3ad.ho.../Rhineland.html and look at photos RL14 and RL 23 and look at the front fenders on that jeep. More field mods.

Steve

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 07:39 PM

Gents,

Couldn't figure out how to resize this photo small enough to post on the forum, so uploaded it to photobucket at the link below. I picked up this image about 4-5 years ago b/c I think the girl is so gorgeous...AND it's a nice early jeep. Back of photo has a stamp for a California photography studio, but don't think it mentions the city.

Haven't been able to figure out which jeep it is - certainly pre-production, by the raised lip around the edge of the body tub. I'm thinking BRC, as MA and GP are ruled out by the smooth curve around the "corner" where her midsection is. Any insight on type of vehicle is welcome!

http://i488.photobucket.com/albums/rr247/gpw42/1941JeepGirl.jpg

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 02:59 AM

Dont know anything about the jeep, but your right about the Girl.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 04:22 AM

http://i488.photobucket.com/albums/rr247/gpw42/1941JeepGirl.jpg

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 10:20 AM

Marilyn Monroe?

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#36 Prof

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 12:11 PM

Hi Steve,

It's a 1941 Ford GP.

The high windscreen, position of the oblong speedo, position of the side gabhanndles at the rear, single (original) canvas hoop and one piece wheels all help to point to this.

Nice Photo!

Hope this helps

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 06:01 PM

I grabbed these photos a few years ago. This guy looks to me to be wearing an airborne jump suit but not sure he is actually a paratrooper. Some interesting photos of him goofing off on what he calls Patton's jeep.

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 06:03 PM

I grabbed these photos a few years ago. This guy looks to me to be wearing an airborne jump suit but not sure he is actually a paratrooper. Some interesting photos of him goofing off on what he calls Patton's jeep.


The writing on the back of one of the photos says that this is Patton's jeep, but it is hard to imagine this guy would be screwing around on it like that.

A few more. In the last photo, clearly they have captured a German spy-puppy.

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Edited by pfrost, 30 October 2008 - 06:04 PM.


#39 ww2vault

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 07:07 PM

Haha, neat photos! :D However, I don't think it's Pattons jeep. If you look at photos with Patton riding in a jeep the serial numbers don't match. Love the photos though.

- Jeff

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 05:21 AM

Awesome photos!!!!! Usually Pattons jeeps had extra armor in the pics Ive seen, but who knows maybe he had an ordinary one too!!!!......mike

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 10:35 AM

Awesome photos!!!!! Usually Pattons jeeps had extra armor in the pics Ive seen, but who knows maybe he had an ordinary one too!!!!......mike


With the amount of goofing around this guy is doing, I kind of figured he was maybe a newspaper/reporter type who wandered into Patton's headquarters and started fooling around. He is likely to fat to be a real paratrooper, and I can't imagine that this type of behavior would have been accepted by any officer in the area from an enlisted man (I dont even see any rank insignia). My feeling was that he "upgraded" this jeep he was fooling around in from one he encountered at Patton's headquarters to calling it Patton's actual jeep.

I wonder if the puppy was Patton's as well?

Patrick

Edited by pfrost, 31 October 2008 - 10:36 AM.


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Posted 06 December 2008 - 03:32 PM

thought I would share this unit marked jeep. The 9th Div emb and one I havent seen yet, a wagon wheel with a horse head. Anyway thought I would share and see what you all thought.

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 05:53 PM

thought I would share this unit marked jeep. The 9th Div emb and one I havent seen yet, a wagon wheel with a horse head. Anyway thought I would share and see what you all thought.

Mike


It is the Distinctive Unit insignia for the 9th Reconnaisance Company.

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 07:47 AM

thanks so much!

Mike

It is the Distinctive Unit insignia for the 9th Reconnaisance Company.



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Posted 06 January 2009 - 06:55 PM

Thought you guys would like to see this cool pic of a jeep grave yard thats on Life Google !!!......mike
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#46 militariacollector

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 08:50 PM

Poor things. Any idea where or when this was taken?

#47 El Bibliotecario

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 09:48 PM

At last..now we know what happened to the apophrical $200 new-in-the-crate jeeps...Sam junked them.

#48 FightenIrish35

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 10:38 PM

oh man what a shame!!! http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbdown.gif

#49 General Apathy

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 01:13 AM

Poor things. Any idea where or when this was taken?



Hi, there's this one and a few more photos similar to this on the LIFE photo website, I believe it states Korea.

Cheers ( Lewis )

#50 pathfinder505

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 07:04 AM

Hi, there's this one and a few more photos similar to this on the LIFE photo website, I believe it states Korea.

Cheers ( Lewis )


I would bet they arent there now.


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