Jeep dame of the Day

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Re: Jeep dame of the Day

Post by YLG80 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:20 am

Read the story of that jeep owned by the same family since 1946 here :
https://www.stellabooks.com/article/jee ... -as-a-goat
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Re: Jeep dame of the Day

Post by twinflyer17 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:11 am

Neat little story of that jeep's post war lift. Most of us don't have a clue where our jeeps came from and how they spent their time outside of the military. Mine, for example, was purchased by a guy in Virginia and flipped to me within a matter of months. He unfortunately didn't try to get details about the jeep before he bought it, so I'm only left wondering what kind of life it lived :wink:
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Post by YLG80 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:36 am

Yes, but I'm wondering why the British army was already selling the wartime jeeps in 1946?
What did they use?
The Austin Champs and the Land Rover were not available before the beginning of the 50's.
Or were they sold by the US Army?
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Post by Mark Jesic » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:49 am

Yves, just going forward to the 60s, the British Army ordered a load of Mini Mokes for use within their forces. Unfortunately they soon realised the ground clearance was too small, so they rejected them. Some were sent to Australia, and some to Cyprus, but they werent used by the military in those countries either. There is still a few here in England,, but they do ask serious money for a good one. A nice vehicle on a summers day though.

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Post by Mark Jesic » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:53 am

Oh, nice story on the jeep Yves, that one looks like it is in the U.K. :D


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Post by Finn42 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:32 pm

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Love that command car pic with the Harleys.
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Post by Klaas » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:01 am

YLG80 wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:36 am
Yes, but I'm wondering why the British army was already selling the wartime jeeps in 1946?
What did they use?
The Austin Champs and the Land Rover were not available before the beginning of the 50's.
Or were they sold by the US Army?
Yves
After the war ended, the Allied armies went back to a much smaller format and did sell off a large number of surplus stock including jeeps.
In the British forces, the newest and best examples were kept in sufficient numbers for the peacetime army and used until the late 1950s, until lack of spares put them out of use.
Already in 1945 did the British occupation army in Germany transfer a large number of jeeps and (airborne-)trailers to the Norwegian army. That is why British Airborne jeeps and trailers are frequently found in that country.
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Post by Mark Jesic » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:25 pm

Klaas, i was led to believe the Norwegians had an underground storage facility with over 4000 jeeps down there in readiness for the Cold War. Have you heard anything similar to this ??? And the Norwegians really looked after their jeeps.

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Re: Jeep dame of the Day

Post by Klaas » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:54 am

Hi Mark,
I have not heard that story before, but it would not surprise me if, at least partly, it is true. Would be worth following up :o
Sounds a bit like the "jeep still in the crate" story, but I know that over here about a decade or so ago someone found an underground cache of rifles and ammunition which was hidden by the government in case they had to provide weapons for a resistance army when the Russians came. Denied at first but admitted later on.
My first jeep (in the late 70's) came from the Norwegian army.
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Post by YLG80 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:10 am

It looks like that the USA has requested Norway to reuse these caves to store tanks and humvee's.
http://www.bldgblog.com/2014/08/militar ... logistics/
They are doing the same in Switzerland.
Many tanks are stored underground along the road North of the Thunersee lake.(Interlaken)
When you drive on the road along the lake, you can see the huge steel doors in the mountain :) !

The Jeep dame of the day, is Captain Ruth Kinzeler, nurse of the 4th General Hospital
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Ruth Kinzeler and other Nurses of the 4th enjoy a ride in a “liberated” US Marine Corps 1/4-ton Truck.

Captain Ruth Kinzeler diary is published here :https://www.med-dept.com/veterans-testi ... -kinzeler/
At the end of her diary :
Ruth was honorably discharged from the United States Army in September 1945. After leaving the service, she attended “Case Western Reserve University” and graduated from the “Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing” in 1947 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

In the early 1950s, Ruth accepted the position of Chief Nurse at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
One night, while dining alone at a restaurant, she noticed a gentleman at another table who looked familiar to her; he too was dining alone.
He approached her table and asked if she was Captain Kinzeler of the 4th General Hospital.
He introduced himself as Corporal George Solot, who had trained and served under her command in Australia and New Guinea.
They were married on 26 April 1952.
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Post by YLG80 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:11 am

@ Mark Jesic : I've sent you a PM with a nice photo link :D

Surplus Sales.
The jeep dame of the day helps her husband to select a jeep during a Veteran only Surplus Sale
(Photos from From the WAA Surplus Sale News magazine)
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Other interesting photos/infos related to surplus after WWII.
A women Vet buying a 1,500 gallons tank truck !
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A Vet selecting a jeep with his wife.
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Just sold jeep with the WAA banners in a demonstration.
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Re: Jeep dame of the Day

Post by Mark Jesic » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:34 am

Got the photo Yves, and this set you posted are very interesting. :D

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Re: Jeep dame of the Day

Post by Finn42 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:52 pm

Always wondered how those sales went down. Very cool!!
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Post by manaola78 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:10 am

In Hawaii they went to a priority list that included veterans, state and federal orgs, non-profits, and then the public. A great paper by Gwen Sinclair called Jeeps, Communists, and Quonset Huts: World War II Surplus Disposal in the Territory of Hawaiʻi speaks to the process here. You can find it online by searching the name. It talks about how the coffee industry was changed by the surplus jeeps in kona.
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Post by YLG80 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:51 am

T-4 Letha Galermault 1st WAC Company is shown directing traffic at 26th Street and West Avenue Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation
Newport News VA 18 February 1944
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