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21st Infantry Regiment motor park officer

 

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More 21st IR - Hawaiian Division

 

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Switching Regiments - 27th Infantry Wolfhounds - Hawaiian Division 1930's

 

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Hawaiian Division Artillery

 

13th Field Artillery Battalion

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Can't overlook the triple-A

 

 

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How about some Coast Artillery?

 

41st CA Halftracks 1935

 

and a Fort Shafter 64th CA prime mover 1935

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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.

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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.

 

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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.....

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  • 5 months later...

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.

 

 

 

 

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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...

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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....

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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.

 

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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.

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