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P-40Warhawk

These are the late markings which are typically seen in the Philippines and Pacific, notice the large font markings. Circa 1946-1948. Bumper looks to be GPW type.

 

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Schofield1943

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Above, somewhere on the Schofield Barracks in 1944. Below, somewhere in the CBI theatre (Ledo Road) in '44 or '45.

 

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Charlie Flick

A Dodge 3/4 ton Command Car. Don't know the when or the where but it looks cold, so maybe Alaska.

 

Regards,

Charlie

 

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A Dodge 3/4 ton Command Car. Don't know the when or the where but it looks cold, so maybe Alaska.

 

Regards,

Charlie

 

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The following pictures with captions are from personal album of Captain Leslie Gehres

commander of Fleet Air Wing Four. From Kodiak Military History Museum website:

http://www.kadiad.org/FAW4/index.html

 

 

Command car and driver. On jacket 'N. ALT, Fleet Air Wing Four. On car: 'R21 Fleet Air Wing'

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  • 3 months later...

Not necessarily an original photo, but an ad from Fortune Magazine of Oct. 1942. Shows this ,what I assume to be experimental or most likely pre-war half track. Had never seen one of these before.

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Salvage Sailor

Another Harley from my collection - MP at Wheeler Field, T.H. (pre-WWII on 4th of July)

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Salvage Sailor

Machine Gun carts - Schofield Barracks, late 1930's

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  • 9 months later...

Here's a picture of my mom in 1942 at Fort Knox, Kentucky visiting her brother, my uncle. Also, in 2003 in front of my nearly complete GPW.

Marv

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Great pics! I think the truck in post #148 may be a Diamond T 4-ton cargo variant? Can't see if the jeep is an MB or GPW though.

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RustyCanteen

Great photo in post #152. It looks like an early MB (note the square sump). A nice detail is the star (barely visible behind the shovel handle) placement as seen on many early MB's and GPW's. Given the location and year, there is basically no doubt that the star was likely yellow (not the usual white). Yellow stars were authorized for Armored Forces until 10/42, but many vehicles still had the yellow stars by early-mid 1943 that landed in North Africa following the TORCH landings in 11/42.

 

Marv, can you make out the hood number in the original photo?

 

Thanks for sharing it, and the shot of your GPW!

 

RC

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I think you're correct about it being an Early MB; it has the black Sheller steeringwheel too and what seem to be solid rims. It also has a Jerrycan carrier added, but still has the 'high' rear reflectors.

 

I should have noticed those details before, considering my username... :P

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Here are three original photos with vehicles. The second Jeep picture is interesting because it has some hand painted art on it. If you look carefully you can see the words "Lil Ace." The last picture is of an M24 Chaffee tank. The tank is nicknamed "Clipper" and is painted on the turret but is not visible because of the lighting on the photo scan.

 

Jacob

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'Lil Ace' has been painted on the shovel, along with what seems to be a number in white on handles of both shovel and axe (too small to read on the scan). I've never seen that before.

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'Lil Ace' has been painted on the shovel, along with what seems to be a number in white on handles of both shovel and axe (too small to read on the scan). I've never seen that before.

Oh wow, I didnt even notice the shovel! Haha

Jacob

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