USA Selling Italy Surplus Jeeps May 7, 1945 !!

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USA Selling Italy Surplus Jeeps May 7, 1945 !!

Post by 70th Division » Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:07 pm


Here is some interesting information for the Italian G members :D :D :D
People may wonder when the first USA Jeeps and Trucks were sold to Italy ?
Well.... here is a newspaper article that I found, and it is dated May 7th, 1945 !!

The paper is the Saint Louis Post - Dispatch, from Saint Louis, Missouri, USA.

Italy may have received the first military surplus jeeps and vehicles with sales
discussions going on before the end of WW2 !!
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Now the paper is on display in my Jeep Barn to keep history alive :D :D :D
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Re: USA Selling Italy Surplus Jeeps May 7, 1945 !!

Post by YLG80 » Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:32 am

That’s cool! Thanks for sharing that discovery. :wink:
Poor estimation: 18 to 24 months to crush the japs. :shock:
Ford GPW 164794 1/4T 12-7-43 - Frame# GPW*239762*
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