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archives.gov photos

Post by timekeeper » Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:02 pm

I was looking at the Nat. Archives site and saw a few jeeps in this photo :
Invasion of Cape Gloucester, New Britain, 24 December 1943. Crammed with men and material for the invasion, this Coast Guard-manned LST nears the Japanese held shore. Troops shown in the picture are Marines
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Post by conrod6 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:49 pm

Interesting photo , I see the jeeps with the tops up all have a central seam in the top - is that Willys or Ford ? One for Farrell Fox maybe ?

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Post by Mark Jesic » Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:38 am

Great photo, thanks for posting.

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Post by WarrenKit » Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:55 am

Fantastic photo indeed. That's a piece of history right there. Cheers for the insights too, FF.

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Re: archives.gov photos

Post by conrod6 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:38 am

For some reason Farrell's answer has been deleted - I hope he doesn't mind me saying that his answer to my question was that MB tops had a central seam and the GPW'S had two side seams due to the width of material used (he did give sizes but I did not take note of them) . So to round up - the Jeeps in the photo have Willys tops.

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