Jeep dame of the Day

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Re: Jeep dame of the Day

Post by zepher11 » Mon May 06, 2019 7:11 am

YLG80 wrote:
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Super cool photo!
A jeep ride if you buy a bond :D !
I'd be throwing down for a bond for sure!

Looks like they were saving fuel by including everyone for the ride at once. :o
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Re: Jeep dame of the Day

Post by YLG80 » Mon May 06, 2019 11:46 pm

I don't identify the MV on which the Sicilian Dame is sitting. Not a Jeep for sure :) !
A very dusty 2 1/2 ton GMC?
Date: August 1943, Italy campaign, Sicilia.
An 8th Army soldier being fed grapes by a pretty Sicilian girl while they ride on the front of a jeep-aug1943.jpg
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Re: Jeep dame of the Day

Post by zepher11 » Tue May 07, 2019 6:22 am

Looks to be a Dodge WC51 to me. Great photo!
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Re: Jeep dame of the Day

Post by YLG80 » Wed May 08, 2019 12:46 am

After a show in the HMS FORMIDABLE, the Christmas Party were driven back to their hotel in the only Jeep in the British Navy !
7th Jan 1943
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As Zeph wrote, the fuel was either extremely rare or expensive to embark so many people and Dames in one jeep :lol: !
If there was only one Navy Jeep at the time, that explains the situation.
It was a unique opportunity to test such an attractive vehicle.
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Re: Jeep dame of the Day

Post by Mark Jesic » Wed May 08, 2019 2:35 am

Yves, i thought Royal Navy jeeps were Dark Blue, correct me if im wrong.


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Re: Jeep dame of the Day

Post by JAB » Wed May 08, 2019 3:33 am

January 1943. Solid rubber hood blocks and a non-scalloped rear axle? Could the jeep be dated by those features?
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Re: Jeep dame of the Day

Post by YLG80 » Wed May 08, 2019 9:28 am

Mark Jesic wrote:
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Yves, i thought Royal Navy jeeps were Dark Blue, correct me if im wrong.
Really don't know.There was only one jeep at the time. :mrgreen:
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Re: Jeep dame of the Day

Post by Mark Jesic » Wed May 08, 2019 9:36 am

Ive seen a couple in dark blue at shows Yves. Unless it was a restorers error.

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Re: Jeep dame of the Day

Post by YLG80 » Thu May 09, 2019 12:54 am

Mark Jesic wrote:
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Ive seen a couple in dark blue at shows Yves. Unless it was a restorers error.
The photo caption mentions "the only jeep in the Royal Navy".
Perhaps it was the 1st jeep transferred from the US Navy?

A celebrity near her Jeep : Marguerite Higgins, war correspondent.
She started her job during WWII @ 23 years old (N-Y Herald Tribune), and she covered also the Korean war.
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Re: Jeep dame of the Day

Post by Mark Jesic » Thu May 09, 2019 11:56 am

Thanks for the reply Yves, and please keep the jeeps and dames coming. :D

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Re: Jeep dame of the Day

Post by YLG80 » Fri May 10, 2019 3:00 am

The Drag Queen 's were already existing in 1942 ? :o :lol:
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Re: Jeep dame of the Day

Post by chibobber » Fri May 10, 2019 6:39 am

Cpl.Klinger's role model! :D

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Re: Jeep dame of the Day

Post by gpwmke » Fri May 10, 2019 10:43 am

Keep the pics coming. Thanks for sharing. The one with the War Correspondent appears to be post WW2 but probably before Korea. The cars in the background are late 1940's models.

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Re: Jeep dame of the Day

Post by Mark Jesic » Fri May 10, 2019 12:11 pm

On this occasion the jeep looks miles better than the err.....dame. :lol:

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Re: Jeep dame of the Day

Post by YLG80 » Sat May 11, 2019 5:03 am

Mersah Mathru in Egypt, 1945
WAAF's down to the sea in a Jeep
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If you want to appreciate the beach like they certainly did, have a look at that colored photo :D :
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