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Here's a neat one I had never seen before. I also picked up a 1958 Germany Occupation plate with this one. I have never seen a Japanese Occupation plate before. I looked on the net and found they were only used for a few short years.

 

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  • 11 years later...

Time to revisit this one after 12 years or so: this pair of Occupied Japan license plates has details written on the back and it says this style was issued in 1948 and 1949.

 

This set was used on a 1933 Packard V-12 Model 1006 Limousine.

 

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The back of the occupation plates say this series was issued in 1948 and used into 1949. A new dated series was issued in 1949 - found this example online:

 

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It appears that in 1949 8th Army announced that vehicles with these 1946-48 JAPOC plates could re-register them in 1949 and that a new style of plate was also being issued for vehicles not previously registered.

 

Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - March 31, 1949

YOKOHAMA, March 31—Plans to re-register automobiles of persons authorized to use JAPOC license plates, and to issue new license plates and Quartermaster gasoline station permits during April are being completed, Headquarters Eighth Army lias announced.

 

These plates were issued by the Provost Marshal Office for privately-owned vehicles.

 

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Thats very interesting, ive had a few occupation of germany plates over the years but never seen an occupation of japan plate👍🏻....mike

Always looking for and buying 50's era 11th Airborne/ 187th ARCT/ 82nd Airborne tac mark painted jump helmets!



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I read somewhere  (actually at http://koreanwarcollectibles.net/1950-us-forces-in-occupied-japan-license-plate-korean-war-era-rare-all-original.html ) that these early occupation plates were sponge-painted as were most Japanese plates of that era and the paint has not held up well over the decades. This set is better than most because it's been carefully stored away by its original owners.


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My brother was in the  occupation of japan 1946 to 47,  He was in yokohama with the army.  He had a picture of an army jeep that was painted black with ford car bumpers and other civilian parts on it.      I was in Korea 4 times with the army flying all over south korea.  gahm-sah  hahm-nee-dah  Thank you

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