Bomb Disposal / BDS Markings

Post your jeep photos, Pre or Post restoration. Bragging Photos etc. Also LIFE jeep photos.
Post Reply
Dick_Slade
G-Private
G-Private
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:44 am
Location:

Bomb Disposal / BDS Markings

Post by Dick_Slade » Wed May 04, 2022 8:59 am

Hello all,

I have a 1944 GPW that I purchased back in 2012. Currently I have it stenciled/marked up for the Baker Company, 309th Infantry Regiment, 78th Infantry Division as that was the unit my Great Uncle served with during WWII. I am currently Army EOD and looking to re-stencil my GPW to match some Bomb Disposal Jeeps of WWII. I have only been able to find 2 WWII era pictures and 1 current owners Jeep stenciled up. I am seeing if anyone had any other pictures or information for proper markings for a WWII Bomb Disposal/BDS MB/GPW? From what I have gathered the British had their fenders, grille, and lower windscreen portion painted red and had "Bomb Disposal or BDS" on the windshield under the glass but was this common practice for U.S. MBs/GPWs as well? From the 2 pictures I have found only "Bomb Disposal" was written on under the windshield glass.


Thank you! Below are the 3 pictures I am working off of so far.
Attachments
WWII BDS Jeep.JPG
WWII BDS Jeep 2.JPG
WWII BDS Jeep 3.JPG


FredRG
G-Corporal
G-Corporal
Posts: 20
Joined: Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:00 am
Location:

Re: Bomb Disposal / BDS Markings

Post by FredRG » Thu Aug 04, 2022 9:41 pm

Hope someone would chime in and confirm the markings.

Post Reply

Return to “- PHOTO GALLERY -”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests