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Those are two nice photos you have there!

 

Mike

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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I bought a 1942 MB in the late 70's for $600.00 and spent a ton on parts. My nephew has it now, he has more time on his hands to cleen it up and get it running. I had my fun with it now it is his turn. It was a joy to drive but a very rough ride. Y

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Wow!! The top picture shows two GPA hulls...today a restored GPA will top $80.000.00

 

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Wow, you can't count there are three GPA hulls in that photo, the two on the right and the one far left behind the wrecked Dodge. :lol::lol:;)

 

Hi just fooling with you, your right they are a rarity. :thumbsup: perhaps the attached photo will cheer you up. :think:

 

Cheers Lewis

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I came upon this article in the July 21, 1944, Alaska Edition of "Yank" magazine and thought it might be of interest to the many"Jeep-heads" out there in Forum-Land! I'm not sure how clearly the text will copy digitally, but the gist of the article is that GIs in the Aleutians are resorting to their ingenuity to "winterize" their jeeps. The materials used range from plywood and lumber to something called "Masonite" and old tarpaulins. Side and rear windows are improvised from glass panes salvaged from other vehicles and Quonset huts. Also cellophane from gas-mask wrappings and old Japanese X-ray film has been used. Classic examples of improvisation in the field just to make life a little more comfortable in the harsh Aleutian climate.

 

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Very interesting. Thanks for posting. I am sure there was LOTS of improvisation in the war....Kat

 

 

Thanks for your response Kat...oh, and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!

 

 

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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I learned a long time ago in the service that if you don't have to stand then, sit. If you can sit and lay down then lay down, if you can lay down then go to sleep. Sleep when ever you can because you don't know when the mission will let you sleep again.

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Here are a couple of more recent ones that are in my files!

 

This guy looks really bushed, and I bet he is snoring like a bear!

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The hoods of vehicles seem to be a favorite spot

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"We are now up against live, hostile targets. So if Little Red Riding Hood shows up with a Bazooka and a bad attitude, I expect you to chin the bitch!"

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