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I would bet they arent there now.

 

Hi Pathfinder, you should have seen the stuff that was laying in the fields and scrapyards in France back in the mid 70's, I will try and dig a few photo's out for tomorrow.

 

But I can tell you, these have all gone.

 

Cheers ( Lewis )


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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

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Hi Everyone, as mentioned in the other post above, here is some of the roadside scrap that was laying in many fields through France. Partly the reasons being, the Jeep vehicles the farmers were scavenging the parts and keeping their own Jeeps going, the heavy tank stuff was too expensive to cut up or tow away.

 

Myself and a group of Jeep friends once found laying in a pig pond a couple of Jeeps, one of which was not desirable at that period but now it's gold if it was still there. It was not only four wheel drive it was Four Wheel Steer

 

The photo in this post and the following post were taken in the mid 1970's

 

I will see what other ones I have to show tomorrow.

 

Cheers ( Lewis )


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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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Hi Readers. Cont......................

 

Cheers ( Lewis )


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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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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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Let's see, does it come in anything other than OD? ;)


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I think I can see my Willys out there in the pile.


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Hi Readers. Cont......................

 

Cheers ( Lewis )

 

WOOOW, thats amazing, finding something like that in the middle of a field, WWOOOOWWWW!!!!!!!


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I saw these photos a few months ago in the LIFE archives.

 

lest we forget.....Okinawa.....Italy

 

Old Jeeps parked in a field rusting away unwanted.

Location: Okinawa, Japan

Date taken: December 1949

Photographer: Carl Mydans

Size: 1269 x 1280 pixels (17.6 x 17.8 inches)

 

Jeeps at vehicle dump transferred from US Army to the Italians near Leghorn.

Location: Italy

Date taken: 1947

Photographer: Alfred Eisenstaedt

Size: 1280 x 839 pixels (17.8 x 11.7 inches)

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Vehicle dump transferred from US Army to the Italians.

Location: Tombolo, Italy

Date taken: 1947

Photographer: Alfred Eisenstaedt

Size: 1280 x 819 pixels (17.8 x 11.4 inches)

 

Jeeps at vehicle dump transferred from US Army to the Italians near Leghorn.

Location: Italy

Date taken: 1947

Photographer: Alfred Eisenstaedt

Size: 1280 x 825 pixels (17.8 x 11.5 inches)

 

and Halftracks too.....

 

Vehicle dump transferred from US Army to the Italians near Leghorn.

Location: Italy

Date taken: 1947

Photographer: Alfred Eisenstaedt

Size: 1280 x 872 pixels (17.8 x 12.1 inches)

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I actually saw something like that once myself. While living in Hawaii, I saw the PDO (Property Disposal) yard down near Pearl Harbor full of M151 jeeps one day. It was back in the 1980's and the 25th ID was turning them all in. They were being sold in lots for scrap, and the buyer had to sign a waiver that they would never be used on the open road. Apparently those wonderful uni-bodies developed some pretty significant cracks over time and were capable of folding in half while being driven. LOVELY, considering all the miles I had covered riding one in Germany for 3 years.

 

Sorry, no photos, but like these, it was jeeps, jeeps, jeeps right up to the horizen line.


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I-could-die-looking-at-all-the-jeeps................

Wow! What a grave yard. Never saw this photo before.

Incredible

Thank you!

Paul

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Found this here, hope it helps. :)http://www.willys-mb.co.uk/jeep-pics.htm

'Jeep vs Peep'

In the UK at any rate, there seemed to be a determined effort to call the jeep the 'peep'. The term Jeep was apparently used to refer to the Dodge command car.

The 'Motor' Magazine of November 25th 1942 said " It was called the Peep because it was a reconnaisance vehicle. The newspapers called it the Jeep, but goodness knows why. The latter name has beeen given to a larger four wheel drive vehicle."

Here is an original source from the 1940's. 'Crusader' was a British Army paper originally published by the Eighth Army the definitions are from the issue of January 27th 1946.

EDIT: Pictures are lost


"Old tankers never die, they just smell that way!"

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Yup, Armor and TD guys called them "peeps" also sometimes referring to Dodge trucks.

 

Erwin


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What's really sad is that there's no way America could produce such scrap piles today.


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I saw the yards full of surplussed 151s at Ft. Bragg back in '88 and piles of crushed 151's just last month. I'll have to get a pic next time I'm home.


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Just got these today. Transportation Corps captain getting friendly. I read today the captured box cars were reused wherever they found them. Wikipedia has a great write up on the TC. Red Ball express among other things.

 

Named Jeep as well. The paper is Mimosa suntyp?

 

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Last one. There were some more but this particular store owner is bonkers on prices. I haggled for these really hard and teed her off for sure but got her down to reality.

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Correct for WW2? I had to darken it to bring it out. Its legible but faint on the originals.

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