WW2-Korea?

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WW2-Korea?

Post by JMZ421 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:31 pm

Sorry I could not get this oriented correctly. I found this on ebay and I purchased right away. I've never seen the picture before but it's an original 5 x 8. There are no dates and I have no clue where this is except someone noticed Italian spruces there in the background. Not sure. Anyway, it just a great picture of soldiers relying on the Jeep and probably is why I like it so much. John
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Re: WW2-Korea?

Post by Fernmelder » Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:42 pm

Mud makes for a messy miscalculation !
Definitely a Willy and Joe photo candidate
The trees notwithstanding:
The hood number, being so crisp, might suggest Korea. As well, the registration number is rather late for WW2, given the "07" indication and weather conditions they experienced in the photo.
The tire on the windshield, who knows ?
The reel in the back, a signal unit line-laying jeep?
The guy in the wheel well - does this carbine have a stock pouch (rather long) or is that something else ? Looks to be a grenade launcher there too.
This one has me stumped. Could be post war maneuvers somewhere?
Got any more detail on the photo, like paper type (on rear), edge treatment (fluted or square cut)
Maybe some other G members want to chime in.

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Re: WW2-Korea?

Post by JMZ421 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:13 pm

The picture is squared and VERY glossy on front look almost wet. Only writing on back is 80E or 80 W and a F that is circled. You are correct as somebody can decipher those hood numbers. Picture is 6 and 15/16 by 5 and 3/4. Thanks. John

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Post by sjalbert » Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:20 pm

The highest hood number I have in my database is 20690754 on Willy's s/n 424205 delivered 3/5/1945. Figuring a 50 / 50 split between Willy's & Ford and noting that the number on the Jeep is 20706324 it probably was delivered no earlier then mid April 1945. VE was 5/8 so unlikely to have made it to Europe during the war.
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Post by YLG80 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:20 pm

Verso of that photo (ewillys.com)
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Post by YLG80 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:00 am

It seems to be an Ordnance crew. That guy sitting on the jeep is likely using a radio
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Behind the jeep isn't a telephone cable drum?
As mentioned by Fernmelder, "Could be post war maneuvers somewhere? " In the USA? Where was it raining like that?

According to the G503 DB, the jeep hood number could be from March/April/May of 1945.
Ford GPW U.S.A. 20734873 discovered under the hood paint is dated from March, 18th 1945
https://g503.com/oldsite/serial-numbers ... rd_id=1722

Willys MB milestones with declared original recovered hood numbers
4690 ... Willys MB 436092 .... 20702709 S. And. USN 24 .... Monday April 23rd, 1945
Jeep on the photo : 20706324
4659 ... Willys MB 442652 .... 20709169 ..................... Tuesday May 15th, 1945
2702 ... Willys MB 448419 .... 20714982 (Original Blue) ..... Thursday June 14th, 1945

The first number is the G503 record number.
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Re: WW2-Korea?

Post by Ken Perkins » Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:40 pm

another picture of that jeep 20706324 on ebay says its Wyoming N.G .in 1952 korea
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Re: WW2-Korea?

Post by Ken Perkins » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:52 pm

1951 M38 #22936
1951 M100 DUNBAR
MVPA #11788
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