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Hi all,

 

seeing all the great, original and unpublished WW2-era photo's being posted on this forum I thought it would be fun to have a topic with original photo's that feature vehicles. US military vehicles preferred, but personally I'm also very interested in other Allied and Axis vehicles. I'm sure there are loads of amazing photo's that are completely unknown. I'm sure there will also be interest in Korea- and Vietnam-era vehicles. ^_^

 

Other than just being nice to look at, pics posted here might also help with restoration projects! :)

 

 


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I have a few to add. Firstly this photo is of my grandfather in his Jeep. Grandma told me he was a driver for a colonel. I assume this was after he returned to the states, when he was stationed at Camp Hood, Texas. With the 443rd Chemical Mortar Battalion.

 

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My Dad, J.M. Graf, Detached MP Company, Camp Carson, Colorado, 1942


Top dollar paid for WWI AEF Tank Corps uniforms, medal groups, equipment and photos,
unit histories and rosters...especially anything associated with

301st (Heavy) Tank Bn
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Members of Detached MP Company, Camp Hale, Colorado, 1943. Photo by 1st Sgt. JM Graf


Top dollar paid for WWI AEF Tank Corps uniforms, medal groups, equipment and photos,
unit histories and rosters...especially anything associated with

301st (Heavy) Tank Bn
Drop me an email and let me know what you have.

 

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Those are some amazing pics!

 

 

I would assume it is not kosher to post non-US vehicles..

I have some good photos of German vehicles/tanks.

 

I have some US ones.. I will dig around and try to snap some photos.

 

-Brian

 

I am very interested in German vehicles as well. If you don't want to post here (good point) but still like to share please show them in PM.

 

 

I have a few to add. Firstly this photo is of my grandfather in his Jeep. Grandma told me he was a driver for a colonel. I assume this was after he returned to the states, when he was stationed at Camp Hood, Texas. With the 443rd Chemical Mortar Battalion.

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I might be wrong, but I think this jeep is an early production Ford GPW.

 

 

 

A very nice GMC CCKW353! Interesting to see it has no visible markings applied. No idea what make the bulldozer is (probably Caterpillar), but the Dodge WC has a nice field mod door. :)


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My Dad, J.M. Graf, Detached MP Company, Camp Carson, Colorado, 1942

 

This is an early production jeep as well. It has no black-out lamp on the left fender (or even the retro kit), no rifle holder on the windscreen and no jerrycan holder. It does however have the rounded edge on the tank sump. I think this is also an early production Ford GPW since the eyelet for the 'door' strap seems to be horizontal, but I'm not 100% certain.

 


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This is an early production jeep as well. It has no black-out lamp on the left fender (or even the retro kit), no rifle holder on the windscreen and no jerrycan holder. It does however have the rounded edge on the tank sump. I think this is also an early production Ford GPW since the eyelet for the 'door' strap seems to be horizontal, but I'm not 100% certain.

 

 

Yes, it seems to be a GPW also confirmed by the larger hole in the side of the frame tips near the gussets...


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Members of Detached MP Company, Camp Hale, Colorado, 1943. Photo by 1st Sgt. JM Graf

 


Top dollar paid for WWI AEF Tank Corps uniforms, medal groups, equipment and photos,
unit histories and rosters...especially anything associated with

301st (Heavy) Tank Bn
Drop me an email and let me know what you have.

 

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Early snapshot of a Bantam BRC-40, location / photographer unknown.


Top dollar paid for WWI AEF Tank Corps uniforms, medal groups, equipment and photos,
unit histories and rosters...especially anything associated with

301st (Heavy) Tank Bn
Drop me an email and let me know what you have.

 

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Captured and reutilized German Kuebelwagen, photographer / location unknown.


Top dollar paid for WWI AEF Tank Corps uniforms, medal groups, equipment and photos,
unit histories and rosters...especially anything associated with

301st (Heavy) Tank Bn
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Ford Pygmy during testing


Top dollar paid for WWI AEF Tank Corps uniforms, medal groups, equipment and photos,
unit histories and rosters...especially anything associated with

301st (Heavy) Tank Bn
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T15 "Weasel" at Camp Hale, Colorado, ca. 1943

Cruella Deville Squad! :):)


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Great pics again! The 2 prototype jeeps, Weasel, GMC and even the Kübelwagen are all pretty early vehicles.


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Members of Detached MP Company, Camp Hale, Colorado, 1943. Photo by 1st Sgt. JM Graf

 

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Jagjetta, nice photo thanks, shows a rare insulated cold weather cover on the engine hood.

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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is this ok to post ??

 

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WANTED : RAF 1940 PATT FLYING BOOTS

WANTED : DINGHY TYPE K ,TYPE A

" ALWAYS WANTING USAAF ITEMS IN THEIR ORIGINAL PACKAGING "

"WOULD ALSO LIKE 487th FS AND 515TH BS RELATED ITEMS "

"Illegitmi non carborundum"

 



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reverse of photo

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WANTED : RAF 1940 PATT FLYING BOOTS

WANTED : DINGHY TYPE K ,TYPE A

" ALWAYS WANTING USAAF ITEMS IN THEIR ORIGINAL PACKAGING "

"WOULD ALSO LIKE 487th FS AND 515TH BS RELATED ITEMS "

"Illegitmi non carborundum"

 



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is this ok to post ??

 

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That seems to be a Willys. Note the placement of the star on the hood, according to regulations. ^_^


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That seems to be a Willys. Note the placement of the star on the hood, according to regulations. ^_^

 

A Willys , oh right ! im not very good at identifying vehicles ok on aircraft though !!

 

Shame we cant see what else is written on the fender :(


WANTED : RAF 1940 PATT FLYING BOOTS

WANTED : DINGHY TYPE K ,TYPE A

" ALWAYS WANTING USAAF ITEMS IN THEIR ORIGINAL PACKAGING "

"WOULD ALSO LIKE 487th FS AND 515TH BS RELATED ITEMS "

"Illegitmi non carborundum"

 



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attachicon.gifImage (189).jpg Early Dodge command car. Spring 1941

 

A nice early 1/2 ton Dodge. From the factory the hoodnumber of vehicles were mostly applied in drab blue. The reason was it doesn't show well on b/w pics, as this pic nicely illustrates. In the field these numbers usually re-applied in white.

 

 

Here's one of my Dad's photos. I don't have any info on the truck.

 

 

Just a very nice GMC CCKW353 with winch. Very common & yet one of the most appealing trucks ever! ^_^


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Backside of Uncle Carl's wrecker with 75mm gun on boom. Kentucky 1943.

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"They'd rather be alive than free; poor dumb bastards."

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I posted the backside of Uncle Carl's wrecker. Here's the front side of Uncle Wes's Section truck. Ft. Lewis 1941

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"They'd rather be alive than free; poor dumb bastards."

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Early Jeep and weapons carrier, Ft. Lewis 1941

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"They'd rather be alive than free; poor dumb bastards."

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Naval Communications Unit Three - Occupying Radio Marina at Asmara in the Eritrean highlands. Radio Marina had been the main Italian Naval communications station in Africa during WWII.

 

They were a very small naval unit, armed with colt 45's, carbines and '03s, quartered with an Army Signal Corps unit and an Army security detachment.

 

This photo is their Jeep in Asmara

 

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