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Hi Arturo,

 

Very interesting photos!

 

The photos had been taken off at different moments of the day. They notice the shade of a house and chimney in different positions in two images.

 

The image with the dead GI the sun the this highest one (+/- 13:00 - 14:00PM) and later in the other the sun the this lowest one (+/- 15:00 - 16:00PM).

 

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Ricardo.

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Unit or even crew-made modifications; not regular issue or standardised design. These things are commonly known as 'field modifications'.

 

Greetz ;)

 

David

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Looks like the front fender wells ahve been partially filled in too.

 

This sort of modification wan't all that unusual.

 

Go to this page: http://36thair3ad.homestead.com/Rhineland.html and look at photos RL14 and RL 23 and look at the front fenders on that jeep. More field mods.

 

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Gents,

 

Couldn't figure out how to resize this photo small enough to post on the forum, so uploaded it to photobucket at the link below. I picked up this image about 4-5 years ago b/c I think the girl is so gorgeous...AND it's a nice early jeep. Back of photo has a stamp for a California photography studio, but don't think it mentions the city.

 

Haven't been able to figure out which jeep it is - certainly pre-production, by the raised lip around the edge of the body tub. I'm thinking BRC, as MA and GP are ruled out by the smooth curve around the "corner" where her midsection is. Any insight on type of vehicle is welcome!

 

http://i488.photobucket.com/albums/rr247/g...941JeepGirl.jpg

 

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Hi Steve,

 

It's a 1941 Ford GP.

 

The high windscreen, position of the oblong speedo, position of the side gabhanndles at the rear, single (original) canvas hoop and one piece wheels all help to point to this.

 

Nice Photo!

 

Hope this helps

 

Prof

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I grabbed these photos a few years ago. This guy looks to me to be wearing an airborne jump suit but not sure he is actually a paratrooper. Some interesting photos of him goofing off on what he calls Patton's jeep.

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I grabbed these photos a few years ago. This guy looks to me to be wearing an airborne jump suit but not sure he is actually a paratrooper. Some interesting photos of him goofing off on what he calls Patton's jeep.

 

The writing on the back of one of the photos says that this is Patton's jeep, but it is hard to imagine this guy would be screwing around on it like that.

 

A few more. In the last photo, clearly they have captured a German spy-puppy.

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Haha, neat photos! :D However, I don't think it's Pattons jeep. If you look at photos with Patton riding in a jeep the serial numbers don't match. Love the photos though.

 

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Awesome photos!!!!! Usually Pattons jeeps had extra armor in the pics Ive seen, but who knows maybe he had an ordinary one too!!!!......mike

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Awesome photos!!!!! Usually Pattons jeeps had extra armor in the pics Ive seen, but who knows maybe he had an ordinary one too!!!!......mike

 

With the amount of goofing around this guy is doing, I kind of figured he was maybe a newspaper/reporter type who wandered into Patton's headquarters and started fooling around. He is likely to fat to be a real paratrooper, and I can't imagine that this type of behavior would have been accepted by any officer in the area from an enlisted man (I dont even see any rank insignia). My feeling was that he "upgraded" this jeep he was fooling around in from one he encountered at Patton's headquarters to calling it Patton's actual jeep.

 

I wonder if the puppy was Patton's as well?

 

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thought I would share this unit marked jeep. The 9th Div emb and one I havent seen yet, a wagon wheel with a horse head. Anyway thought I would share and see what you all thought.

 

Mike

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thought I would share this unit marked jeep. The 9th Div emb and one I havent seen yet, a wagon wheel with a horse head. Anyway thought I would share and see what you all thought.

 

Mike

 

It is the Distinctive Unit insignia for the 9th Reconnaisance Company.

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thanks so much!

 

Mike

It is the Distinctive Unit insignia for the 9th Reconnaisance Company.

A collecter of photographs

Always looking for PTO related photos and photo albums. also looking for 134th CB USN and 711th railroad operating battalion photos and photo albums.

 

Mike Harpe

 

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Thought you guys would like to see this cool pic of a jeep grave yard thats on Life Google !!!......mike

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oh man what a shame!!! thumbdown.gif

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Poor things. Any idea where or when this was taken?

 

 

Hi, there's this one and a few more photos similar to this on the LIFE photo website, I believe it states Korea.

 

Cheers ( Lewis )

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