Need help for GPW Restoration Standards

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Need help for GPW Restoration Standards

Post by Mike Wright » Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:24 pm

Hi Guys,
David Doyle is having difficulty finding one photo being used in the GPW Restoration Standards. The photo of Edsel Ford and King Peter II of Yugoslavia - Detroit, MI - July 1, 1942. It shows the king driving a GPW with Edsel in the passengers seat and a Yugoslavian officer standing next to them. Does anyone know who ownes this photo, Ford, Signal Corps, etc or what book it is used in? Any info will help!
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Re: Need help for GPW Restoration Standards

Post by YLG80 » Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:40 pm

This could be of some help for your research.
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It comes from the book « Yugoslav-Americans and National Security During World War II«  from Lorraine M. Lee’s.
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Re: Need help for GPW Restoration Standards

Post by Mike Wright » Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:47 pm

Thanks Yves! There is a foot note # 131. Can you post what the footnote says?
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SEEKING MOTOR # GPW 2636
MVPA# 4341
GPW 2636, DOD 28 FEB 42, Reg# 2055811 (est)
GPW 104331 DOD 31 MAR 43, Reg# 20369321 (est)
MB-101008 DOD 27 NOV 41, Reg# W-2032462 (Original)
MB 438075, DOD 1 MAY 45, Reg# 20704591 (Original)
Converto ABN Dump 0886168
M2-HB gun trailer

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Re: Need help for GPW Restoration Standards

Post by YLG80 » Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:01 am

Unfortunately I have not access to the full book online and I cannot get the footnotes.
I've seen that picture in one of my jeep books, but don't remember which one.
There was a press photo on the Detroit Free Press newspaper front page with Edsel Ford at the wheel
The article was on page 15. Perhaps they have published other photos.
The Detroit Press-July-2-1942.jpg
There is a another photo of that event with the King at the wheel. (Serbian archives - web blog closed)
See that Serbian archive : https://web.archive.org/web/20191102001 ... hives/2311
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Ford GPW 164794 1/4T 12-7-43 - Frame# GPW*239762*
ACM I body#198443
Restored as 1st Army 759th LT B21
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