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Early Jeep and weapons carrier, Ft. Lewis 1941

 

Certainly an early jeep! A Willys 'slatgrill' MB. According to its registration number it is about 1750 units and 1 week older than my my own slatgrill. I think it was delivered by Willys on either December 31st, 1941 or January 1st, 1942.

 

 

These photos are all a bit rough as they've been through a fire and also suffered water damage.

 

This is their Utility Vehicle, used to get out into the antenna sites. Note the antenna atop the vehicle, the generator power cable and the canteens.

 

 

 

 

 

I think that is the 'panel van' version of the Chevrolet G506 1.5 ton truck. The normal truck isn't common at all already, but the 'panel van' radio model is quite rare!

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Salvage Sailor

...and one more

 

M8 Light Armored Cars belonging to the Army Security Detachment garrison at Radio Marina (later Kagnew Station)

 

There were numerous 'shifta' attacks against the USN and Signal Corps unit and whenever they left the environs of Asmara, they were required to take along a machine gun mounted jeep or an armored car for security.

 

The sign on the building under the crossed rifles says "Security Detachment Supply Room" and the motor pool is to the right in the photo.

 

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The old worn out jeep at the battle of the Bulge 90th INF DIV original photo.

 

 

Craig

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To the front at the Bulge carried everything but the kichen sink 90th INF DIV original photo.

 

Craig

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THE BOSS!!! General of the 90th INF DIV and his jeep original photo at the Bulge

 

Craig

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I don't think those are all the same jeep since they all seem to have a different hoodnumber, but the field-made luggage rack is obviously a unit thing. Great pics! :)

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I think your right, after I got looking at them the one has different hood number but came from the same GI photo group thanks for pointed it out.

 

Craig

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The halftrack is a German SdKfz. 251/1D, the truck is a GMC CCKW 352 towing what appears to be an M10 ammunition trailer. The -352 was the shorter wheelbase version of the standard cargo variant, and intended as an artillery tracktor. Ofcourse it was also used for general purpose. Great pics, thanks for posting!

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Those are great pics......the pics by salvage sailor of the M-20 armoured cars is interesting...any idea of date...as they feature the side lockers and not standard WW2 mine racks ?

 

Regards

 

Lloyd

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Hookemhorns88

2nd ID 15th FA Med. Battalion service trucks and motorcycles circa 1938 to 1940 Ft. Sam Houston. Not sure the models of the trucks but would sure love to have one of the Indian bikes with the sidecar.

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RustyCanteen

That's no Indian that is a Big Twin flathead Harley Davidson my friend!

 

Craig

 

You're both wrong: That's a guy with one BIG wooden mallet in his hand!

 

RC

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Salvage Sailor

Dialing back a bit.....

 

6th Aero Squadron Luke Field (Ford Island, T.H.) 1920 - rigged for firefighting

 

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Salvage Sailor

Those are great pics......the pics by salvage sailor of the M-20 armoured cars is interesting...any idea of date...as they feature the side lockers and not standard WW2 mine racks ?

 

Regards

 

Lloyd

 

Aloha Lloyd,

 

The M-20 photo is circa 1951/52 prior to the establishment of Kagnew Station

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Hookemhorns88

That's no Indian that is a Big Twin flathead Harley Davidson my friend!

 

Craig

Correct. I had just read an article about Indian so I had that on my mind.

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I wish I have one, I saw a Navy Big Twin Harley with side car a few years back for sale the asking price was $75,000 these are rare Military bikes.

 

Craig

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Here's a couple of pics from a grouping of the 790th Ord. Light of the 90th Inf. Div.

 

Marked on back -Depot Cham Germany

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Salvage Sailor

Great pics! The 1920 motorcycle is a Harley too? Bikes are not my strongest point

 

Yep,

 

Photo borrowed from Classic American Iron

 

1920 Harley Twin & Classic Harley Sidecar

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Johan Willaert

2nd ID 15th FA Med. Battalion service trucks and motorcycles circa 1938 to 1940 Ft. Sam Houston. Not sure the models of the trucks but would sure love to have one of the Indian bikes with the sidecar.

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Would that be the 2ID insignia painted in front of the 15th FA Med Bat marking on the door of the Dodge VC3??

 

Looking at the bumper of the other Dodge in the background, are those markings also applied to the front bumper??

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