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#51 General Apathy

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 07:18 AM

I would bet they arent there now.


Hi Pathfinder, you should have seen the stuff that was laying in the fields and scrapyards in France back in the mid 70's, I will try and dig a few photo's out for tomorrow.

But I can tell you, these have all gone.

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 07:52 AM

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Hi Everyone, as mentioned in the other post above, here is some of the roadside scrap that was laying in many fields through France. Partly the reasons being, the Jeep vehicles the farmers were scavenging the parts and keeping their own Jeeps going, the heavy tank stuff was too expensive to cut up or tow away.

Myself and a group of Jeep friends once found laying in a pig pond a couple of Jeeps, one of which was not desirable at that period but now it's gold if it was still there. It was not only four wheel drive it was Four Wheel Steer

The photo in this post and the following post were taken in the mid 1970's

I will see what other ones I have to show tomorrow.

Cheers ( Lewis )

Edited by General Apathy, 07 January 2009 - 07:54 AM.


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Posted 07 January 2009 - 07:53 AM

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Hi Readers. Cont......................

Cheers ( Lewis )

Edited by General Apathy, 07 January 2009 - 07:55 AM.


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Posted 07 January 2009 - 08:30 AM

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


Let's see, does it come in anything other than OD? ;)

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 10:43 AM

Yes, in "rusty red".

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 06:06 PM

I think I can see my Willys out there in the pile.

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 07:50 PM

That scrap pile was in Pusan Korea in 1960 and you can see a larger version of this and another similar photo at http://tinyurl.com/KoreaJeeps -
Here's a closeup of a section of the other one:

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 02:37 PM

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Hi Readers. Cont......................

Cheers ( Lewis )


WOOOW, thats amazing, finding something like that in the middle of a field, WWOOOOWWWW!!!!!!!

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 03:02 PM

I saw these photos a few months ago in the LIFE archives.

lest we forget.....Okinawa.....Italy

Old Jeeps parked in a field rusting away unwanted.
Location: Okinawa, Japan
Date taken: December 1949
Photographer: Carl Mydans
Size: 1269 x 1280 pixels (17.6 x 17.8 inches)

Jeeps at vehicle dump transferred from US Army to the Italians near Leghorn.
Location: Italy
Date taken: 1947
Photographer: Alfred Eisenstaedt
Size: 1280 x 839 pixels (17.8 x 11.7 inches)

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 03:06 PM

Vehicle dump transferred from US Army to the Italians.
Location: Tombolo, Italy
Date taken: 1947
Photographer: Alfred Eisenstaedt
Size: 1280 x 819 pixels (17.8 x 11.4 inches)

Jeeps at vehicle dump transferred from US Army to the Italians near Leghorn.
Location: Italy
Date taken: 1947
Photographer: Alfred Eisenstaedt
Size: 1280 x 825 pixels (17.8 x 11.5 inches)

and Halftracks too.....

Vehicle dump transferred from US Army to the Italians near Leghorn.
Location: Italy
Date taken: 1947
Photographer: Alfred Eisenstaedt
Size: 1280 x 872 pixels (17.8 x 12.1 inches)

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 03:37 PM

I think I drooled on my keyboard http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/w00t.gif

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 05:28 PM

Neat photos. Rusty in peace jeeps:(

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 06:58 PM

I actually saw something like that once myself. While living in Hawaii, I saw the PDO (Property Disposal) yard down near Pearl Harbor full of M151 jeeps one day. It was back in the 1980's and the 25th ID was turning them all in. They were being sold in lots for scrap, and the buyer had to sign a waiver that they would never be used on the open road. Apparently those wonderful uni-bodies developed some pretty significant cracks over time and were capable of folding in half while being driven. LOVELY, considering all the miles I had covered riding one in Germany for 3 years.

Sorry, no photos, but like these, it was jeeps, jeeps, jeeps right up to the horizen line.

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 10:02 PM

I-could-die-looking-at-all-the-jeeps................
Wow! What a grave yard. Never saw this photo before.
Incredible
Thank you!
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Posted 19 July 2009 - 06:12 AM

Quick question-I have read where jeeps are referred to as peeps in contemporary WWII writings. Is there a difference and why was this term used?
thanks!

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 06:38 AM

Found this here, hope it helps. :) http://www.willys-mb...k/jeep-pics.htm

'Jeep vs Peep'

In the UK at any rate, there seemed to be a determined effort to call the jeep the 'peep'. The term Jeep was apparently used to refer to the Dodge command car.

The 'Motor' Magazine of November 25th 1942 said " It was called the Peep because it was a reconnaisance vehicle. The newspapers called it the Jeep, but goodness knows why. The latter name has beeen given to a larger four wheel drive vehicle."

Here is an original source from the 1940's. 'Crusader' was a British Army paper originally published by the Eighth Army the definitions are from the issue of January 27th 1946.
 

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 05:25 PM

Thanks D.A.T. ! One of the references was my great-uncle's unit diary. He was in the 701st tank battalion and they called them peeps.

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 12:36 AM

Peep was more genrally used in Armored units...

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 02:09 AM

Yup, Armor and TD guys called them "peeps" also sometimes referring to Dodge trucks.

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 10:23 AM

What's really sad is that there's no way America could produce such scrap piles today.

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 04:35 AM

I saw the yards full of surplussed 151s at Ft. Bragg back in '88 and piles of crushed 151's just last month. I'll have to get a pic next time I'm home.

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 08:32 PM

Just got these today. Transportation Corps captain getting friendly. I read today the captured box cars were reused wherever they found them. Wikipedia has a great write up on the TC. Red Ball express among other things.

Named Jeep as well. The paper is Mimosa suntyp?

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Making even more friends.
 

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 08:34 PM

Libby MT? or a gal named Libby. Unfortunately time took the answer away.

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 08:35 PM

Last one. There were some more but this particular store owner is bonkers on prices. I haggled for these really hard and teed her off for sure but got her down to reality.

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 08:43 PM

Correct for WW2? I had to darken it to bring it out. Its legible but faint on the originals.

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