WWII Bumper Marking

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WWII Bumper Marking

Post by DesertRick » Thu May 12, 2022 8:02 pm

This is a pic of a jeep in the CAMA (Ca-Az Maneuver Area) from Goffs, CA. It's from the 563rd QM Corp. What does it mean that's boxed in red (RHD-1)?
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Re: WWII Bumper Marking

Post by DesertRick » Sat May 14, 2022 11:52 am

So, reading from left/right, this jeep is in the CAMA training area, belonging to the 563rd QM, RHD Co. 1st vehicle.

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Post by pgcf » Sun May 15, 2022 8:51 am

Curious, what does an RHD Co. do?

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Re: WWII Bumper Marking

Post by DesertRick » Sun May 15, 2022 10:00 am

Found that just now...A Railhead Detachment. For this pic, it makes sense as it was shot by a soldier stationed at Goffs, CA, which was a railhead serving the divisional camps close by (Ibis, Essex, Clipper and maybe more).

Rhd Det = Railhead Detachment
Rhd Sup Det = Railhead Supply Detachment

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Re: WWII Bumper Marking

Post by pgcf » Sun May 15, 2022 8:12 pm

Makes sense and also that the markings are done so well. Stateside would pay closer attention to that.

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Re: WWII Bumper Marking

Post by DogDoc » Sun May 15, 2022 8:51 pm

I’m so glad you found that. It’s crazy sometimes the itch I just have to scratch but I’ve been looking on and off all day for the answer.

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