Jump to content
earlymb

Have an original WW2 photo featuring a vehicle? Post it here!

Recommended Posts

How about some Coast Artillery?

 

41st CA Halftracks 1935

 

and a Fort Shafter 64th CA prime mover 1935

 

The halftracks are 1-ton GMC T4's; 22 were supplied in 1934 for use as wiring-laying trucks by the Signal Corps, as can be seen from the wire reel drums they have mounted.

 

Also notable in the pic with the 21st Infantry Regiment motor park officer is that the vehicle behind him has the metal plate with the registration number, starting with 'W' that was used well into 1942.


Money can't buy happiness -- but somehow it's more comfortable to cry in a Corvette than in a Yugo.

donation2007.gifdonation2008.gifdonation2009.gifdonation2010.gifdonation2011.gif

donation2012.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2016.gif

donation2017.gifdonation2018.gifdonation2019.gif


		

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All great fans of "I Dream Of Jeannie"! :lol:


donation2012.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gif

donation2016.gifdonation2017.gifdonation2018.gifdonation2019.gif

 

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 

Outstanding images of what appear to be a G7105/G7107 panel truck--this is a rare bird and difficult to find good period photos. The G7105, though, had a spare tire carrier mounted behind the driver's door, so i am not quite certain this is what the truck is. I have attached the only period image I have in my files of G7105s.

 

attachicon.gifG7105-Chevy-1.jpg

 

 

Keep 'em rolling,

 

John

(Editor, Military Vehicles Magazine and Military Trader)

 

Aloha John,

 

While trolling an old 2008 post on the USMF boards posted by Bob Hudson, I came across these "Drone Control" photos. Nice shots of another G7 105 with the attached generator trailer too.

 

There ya go.....

Drone Truck 01.jpg

Drone Truck 02.jpg

Drone Truck 03.jpg

Drone Truck 04.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Going through some stuff and I found this photograph, the back is stamped in Russian and has a 1944 date.

 

The vehicle, I think is an early Willys, and I am guessing based on the heftier looking lift handles. Interestingly enough it must be one of the Lend / Lease vehicles America supplied to the Soviets.

 

A Russian officer is standing in the vehicle, an armed guard is in the distance and a line of German prisoners are passing by.

 

thanks for looking.

 

 

 

 

post-140407-0-12654200-1411680816.jpg


- Looking For USMC "Rim Numbered" GCM 26922 & USMC Yangtze Service Medal MNo1086 -

- Looking for Attributed -

US Campaign Medal Groups - Army or USMC

WW 1 Silver Star & Purple Heart Medal Groups and WW 1 Groups with Mexican Campaign Medal or Mexican Border Service Medal

 

donation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2016.gif

donation2017.gifdonation2018.gifdonation2019.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Were the Willy's like the early Ford's, no gas can carrier? It looks like this jerrycan is lashed on.


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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, it looks like an early (slatgrill) Willys MB... You can tell by the high position of the rear reflectors which were lowered when the trailer socket was introduced...


f_poll.gif '29th,Let's Go!' f_poll.gif

donation2007.gifdonation2008.gifdonation2009.gifdonation2010.gifdonation2011.gif

donation2012.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2016.gif

donation2017.gifdonation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

These two shots came from a photo album that belonged to a Canadian stationed at the Annette Island Landing Field, in South East Alaska. The album had some pretty sever water damage, so I apologize in advance for the quality of the first shot. I cleaned it up the best I could. It was primarily RCAF stationed in Alaska, but some of the other photos lead me to believe these men were with an Anti Aircraft unit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Seems to be a Willys. You can just make out the lifting rings on the front bumper, which I believe most if not all Canadian contract jeeps had.


Money can't buy happiness -- but somehow it's more comfortable to cry in a Corvette than in a Yugo.

donation2007.gifdonation2008.gifdonation2009.gifdonation2010.gifdonation2011.gif

donation2012.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2016.gif

donation2017.gifdonation2018.gifdonation2019.gif


		

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here is a jeep from the Persian Gulf Command . The driver is Ronald Sandeno, from Gardner Il. He spent the whole war running around Egypt, Iran (Persia) and into the Soviet Union making sure supplies got delivered. Side of jeep shows Arabic and Russia language ID markings.

post-629-0-52242900-1413989436.jpg


You are his witness now, without a witness, they just disappear!

Quote from the movie TAKING CHANCE 2009

donation2010.gif

donation2011.gifdonation2012.gifdonation2013.gif

donation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2016.gif

donation2017.gifdonation2018.gif

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here is a jeep from the Persian Gulf Command . The driver is Ronald Sandeno, from Gardner Il. He spent the whole war running around Egypt, Iran (Persia) and into the Soviet Union making sure supplies got delivered. Side of jeep shows Arabic and Russia language ID markings.

 

Interesting story! You can also barely make out the original blues-drab hoodmarkings, which were usually re-applied in white at unit level. In fact almost all jeeps left their factories with blue drap markings, this was only changed to white a few months before the end of production. I believe this is a Ford GPW.

 


Money can't buy happiness -- but somehow it's more comfortable to cry in a Corvette than in a Yugo.

donation2007.gifdonation2008.gifdonation2009.gifdonation2010.gifdonation2011.gif

donation2012.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2016.gif

donation2017.gifdonation2018.gifdonation2019.gif


		

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, it is a GPW, evidenced by the large holes in the front frame tips...

IIRC all GPWs left the factory with blue drab numbers, only late Willys MBs had white numbers from the factory...


f_poll.gif '29th,Let's Go!' f_poll.gif

donation2007.gifdonation2008.gifdonation2009.gifdonation2010.gifdonation2011.gif

donation2012.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2016.gif

donation2017.gifdonation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Boy, I marvel at all the head room in that GPW photo above.. My head's touching the canvas in my GPW. Not really made for tall fellas....


Collecting WWII USAAF Militaria and a Few WWII Vehicles Along the Way


donation2011.gifdonation2012.gif

donation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2016.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Boy, I marvel at all the head room in that GPW photo above.. My head's touching the canvas in my GPW. Not really made for tall fellas....

 

Ronald was complaining in his letters about gaining so much weight, topping off at 131 lbs. I think he was very short if I can go by his sister, maybe just over 5 feet so he would make it look like a lot of room.

 


You are his witness now, without a witness, they just disappear!

Quote from the movie TAKING CHANCE 2009

donation2010.gif

donation2011.gifdonation2012.gifdonation2013.gif

donation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2016.gif

donation2017.gifdonation2018.gif

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Ronald was complaining in his letters about gaining so much weight, topping off at 131 lbs. I think he was very short if I can go by his sister, maybe just over 5 feet so he would make it look like a lot of room.

 

 

That would do it! I am 6'2" and 18X....ok...193 lbs. I was around 130ish in high school, but wasn't as tall until a year or two after. The WWII US vehicles are tight by today's standard. there is no doubt that they were made to fit the size of the humans available back in those days.


Collecting WWII USAAF Militaria and a Few WWII Vehicles Along the Way


donation2011.gifdonation2012.gif

donation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2016.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.