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50 minutes ago, mikie said:

Sorry, not military, hope you don't mind. Here are a couple of shots of my neighbor's 1939 International Harvester 1939 pick up (that is my humble abode on the other side of the hedge).  He bought it a few years ago from a hardware store chain going out of business sale.  It has been in and out of the repair shop for long periods and spends a lot of time under a cover.  But it does run.   Did IH supply this type of truck during the war?

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Hi Mikie,

 

a 40's pick-up doesn't have to be military to appeal to me, come a lottery win a civilian 40's American pick-up would be first thing on my shopping list, love em. !!!!!!  Ford made a beautiful 1934 pick-up V8.

 

Yes it appears that the neighbours model may well have been in use with the USMC during WWII.  Certainly comparable Dodge, GMC and Chevrolet  trucks were in use . . . . . . . .  a couple of images shown in the encyclopaedic edition of U.S. Military Wheeled Vehicles  by Fred W. Crismon published 1983, highly recommended.

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 23  2022.

 

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General Apathy

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Annual UK rod meeting . . . . . . . . 

 

A UK friend sent me a few images from the UK rod event he attended last weekend, each to their own, either love or hate them . . . . .

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 24  2022.

 

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I can appreciate the work and craftsmanship that goes in them, but with my (extremely) limited storage I would choose something else to fill it :)

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US Watercan find . . . . . 

 

a 1943 water can manufactured by Cavalier, top section has been painted yellow and on one side it has ' Skeeter ' in small yellow lettering, and on the opposite side 1906 in faded white paint, no clues as to the meaning. 

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 24  2022.

 

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34 minutes ago, General Apathy said:

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US Watercan find . . . . . 

 

a 1943 water can manufactured by Cavalier, top section has been painted yellow and on one side it has ' Skeeter ' in small yellow lettering, and on the opposite side 1906 in faded white paint, no clues as to the meaning. 

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 24  2022.

 

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Obviously, the "1906" means it was made in 1906!  Extremely rare with such an early date!!!

 

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7 hours ago, General Apathy said:

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Annual UK rod meeting . . . . . . . . 

 

A UK friend sent me a few images from the UK rod event he attended last weekend, each to their own, either love or hate them . . . . .

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 24  2022.

 

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Cool pictures of some hot rods!  

Mikie

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General Apathy
36 minutes ago, mikie said:

Cool pictures of some hot rods!  

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Hi Mikie,

 

or is it hot pictures of some cool rods !!

 

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 24  2022.

 

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5 hours ago, General Apathy said:

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Hi Mikie,

 

or is it hot pictures of some cool rods !!

 

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 24  2022.

 

Could be... :P

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13 hours ago, General Apathy said:

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US Watercan find . . . . . 

 

a 1943 water can manufactured by Cavalier, top section has been painted yellow and on one side it has ' Skeeter ' in small yellow lettering, and on the opposite side 1906 in faded white paint, no clues as to the meaning. 

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 24  2022.

 

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Hi Ken

I wonder if connected to this. Apparently there was a 1906 Flight that evaluated the Skeeter helicopter in the 1950's, see report link.

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/237212

 

Kevin

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1 hour ago, Escht said:

Hi Ken

I wonder if connected to this. Apparently there was a 1906 Flight that evaluated the Skeeter helicopter in the 1950's, see report link.

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/237212

 

Kevin

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Hi Kevin,

 

great piece of detective work, who, why, when, where, how did I end up with it . . . . . . . . . . .

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 24  2022.

 

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11 minutes ago, General Apathy said:

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Hi Kevin,

 

great piece of detective work, who, why, when, where, how did I end up with it . . . . . . . . . . .

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 24  2022.

 

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Hi Ken

Probably just coincidence but could also be a possibility.

If only these items could talk.

 

Kevin

 

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17 hours ago, General Apathy said:

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US Watercan find . . . . . 

 

a 1943 water can manufactured by Cavalier, top section has been painted yellow and on one side it has ' Skeeter ' in small yellow lettering, and on the opposite side 1906 in faded white paint, no clues as to the meaning. 

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 24  2022.

 

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What's that small nozzle/plug on top?

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1 hour ago, earlymb said:

 

What's that small nozzle/plug on top?

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Hi earlymb,

 

it's an air-vent, but why it was thought it was necessary I have no idea with such a large area for pouring non-flammable water out, only the earlier water cans had it,  later dated cans didn't have it ..

The fuel cans had a smaller spout and had metal tubing fitted from the pouring spout inside the can allowing air to pass behind the fluid in the can, as can be seen in the accompanying 1942 photo

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 25  2022.

 

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Hi Johan & Jeepers here.

 

yesterday sorting through a box of Jeep take-off pieces I spotted I have several Ford ' F ' stamped water pumps, one caught my eye as it had a number 1 on it's casting, my others are number 4's.  Note it has gloss green paint very common for British army rebuilds, apologies for the shaky shot on the second image 🙀, only just realised whilst downloading from my phone.

 

Just thought about looking elsewhere I have a number 2 . . . . . . . . . . 😂

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 25  2022.

 

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Came across this photo of me at age 12 at the wheel of a Jeep for the first time...

It was August 1978 and we had just visited the Bastogne Historical Center next to the Mardasson Memorial and as we exited the museum we found the car park filled up with WW2 vehicles from the British Military Vehicle Conservation Group (MVCG) touring the region...
Hooked on Olive Drab ever since...

 

 

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Spotted today in military yearbook . . . . 

 

looking through my copy of the 1st Troop Carrier Command year book I spotted the inked in comment ' Grannie's Brother ' pity there's not more detail such as home town or even which state . . . . . . . . .

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 25  2022.

 

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17 minutes ago, Johan Willaert said:

Came across this photo of me at age 12 at the wheel of a Jeep for the first time...

It was August 1978 and we had just visited the Bastogne Historical Center next to the Mardasson Memorial and as we exited the museum we found the car park filled up with WW2 vehicles from the British Military Vehicle Conservation Group (MVCG) touring the region...
Hooked on Olive Drab ever since...

 

 

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Haha, looking back at that photo, not only were the bumper unit markings wrong, but it seems the tie rods were attached the wrong way to the bell crank too....
They're supposed to be on top of the steering bell crank...

 

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Sorting things . . . . . . 

 

So I pulled these two M-1941 tent heaters out yesterday, one going to a friend and keeping one for our Jeepers Christmas week picnic run to the beach,  ( you can see it’s cold ) parka’s, hats, gloves, red noses etc.  The stoves disassemble and inverted one half fit inside the other half so they are very transportable and should be fun ( once I have burnt off all the bitumen protective coating before Christmas )

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 25  2022.

 

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shared stories . . . . . . 

 

I was just having an off-forum email conversation with Len, he sent me photos of a WWII river crossing for training Sherman crews, note theres the large concrete staging area on the right, a track leading across the field to the river and a smaller concreted area on the left behind the trees for turning around and heading back. This training area is near Ripon, UK. 

 

It reminded me that I took my GMC to France in 1984, when I was parked on the ferry the Queen mothers Rolls-Royce was in front of my GMC and a Rolls-Royce either side of my cab, talking from my cab to the Rolls driver beside me he said he was in amphibious tanks in WWII and trained in swimming them on the firth of forth river, I wonder if there are still any there under the water. Sadly all these people with their interesting personal stories are no longer with us, so much history gone along with them . . . . . . . . .

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 25  2022.

 

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13 hours ago, General Apathy said:

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Hi earlymb,

 

it's an air-vent, but why it was thought it was necessary I have no idea with such a large area for pouring non-flammable water out, only the earlier water cans had it,  later dated cans didn't have it ..

 

 

Funny, I never noticed them till now. I think I have a water can somewhere, time to go look for it!

 

 

7 hours ago, Johan Willaert said:

Came across this photo of me at age 12 at the wheel of a Jeep for the first time...

It was August 1978 and we had just visited the Bastogne Historical Center next to the Mardasson Memorial and as we exited the museum we found the car park filled up with WW2 vehicles from the British Military Vehicle Conservation Group (MVCG) touring the region...
Hooked on Olive Drab ever since...

 

I was about 10 and it was a Chevy 3-ton CMP with 13 Cab, got a ride in the back during a parade. I think dad still has photos of that day somewhere.

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13 hours ago, Johan Willaert said:

Came across this photo of me at age 12 at the wheel of a Jeep for the first time...

It was August 1978 and we had just visited the Bastogne Historical Center next to the Mardasson Memorial and as we exited the museum we found the car park filled up with WW2 vehicles from the British Military Vehicle Conservation Group (MVCG) touring the region...
Hooked on Olive Drab ever since...

 

 

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Hi Johan.

 

Hey it's Jeeping Len again,  Jeeping friend Len has sorted these 1978 Bastogne trip images for you . . . . . . .  The first trip organised by Peter Gray ( MVCG President ) was 1974 Normandy Beaches, 1975 the Breakout Cobra tour, 1976 Paris tour, 1977 Arnhem, 1978 Ardennes, we got a plaque for each trip.

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 26  2022.

 

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Johan Willaert

Thx for those photos, Ken & Len! Brings back memories...
Somewhere I have more photos of that day, will try to find them...

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9 minutes ago, Johan Willaert said:

Thx for those photos, Ken & Len! Brings back memories...
Somewhere I have more photos of that day, will try to find them...

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Hi Len & Johan,

 

Well the current posts about the Ardennes 1978 caused me to go in search of my MVCG tour plaques which occurred between 1974 - 1978, I wrapped my five plaques in paper in 1981 as can be seen and today is the first time I have looked at them since then. They were great trips and good that so many vehicle owners participated along with many veterans that travelled with the vehicles. 

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 26  2022.

 

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On 8/25/2022 at 12:01 PM, General Apathy said:

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Hi earlymb,

 

it's an air-vent, but why it was thought it was necessary I have no idea with such a large area for pouring non-flammable water out, only the earlier water cans had it,  later dated cans didn't have it ..

The fuel cans had a smaller spout and had metal tubing fitted from the pouring spout inside the can allowing air to pass behind the fluid in the can, as can be seen in the accompanying 1942 photo

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 25  2022.

 

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Hi Ken

Could it be an air vent used when filling the cans with water. If they were thinking the filling hose had a sealable fixing for preventing contamination at filling ,the displaced air needed somewhere to go. Maybe they then found in use that it wasn't really required as the cans just got filled with an ordinary hose or whatever was about.. Would explain the dropping of the idea in later production.

Kevin

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39 minutes ago, Escht said:

Hi Ken

Could it be an air vent used when filling the cans with water. If they were thinking the filling hose had a sealable fixing for preventing contamination at filling ,the displaced air needed somewhere to go. Maybe they then found in use that it wasn't really required as the cans just got filled with an ordinary hose or whatever was about.. Would explain the dropping of the idea in later production.

Kevin

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Hi Kevin,

 

you could be right that it was a vent used when filling, but knowing armies I don't think that worrying about contamination when filling would have been an issue for them, as this photo would somewhat prove.  These are the galvanised water cans used prior to the purpose made water cans with the wide opening with a cam closure.  Johan has one of these galvanised cans on the rear of his Jeep, never managed to find one myself,  but I know to three people who have found / bought galvanised cans here in Normandy. 

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent,  August 26  2022.

 

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