Navy jeep at Glenview NAS, Chicago, Illinois

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Navy jeep at Glenview NAS, Chicago, Illinois

Post by gpwmke » Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:36 pm

Did some research on the Glenview NAS museum website. They have a copy of the program given out to those in attendance when the base shut down in the 1990's. On one of the pages in the WW2 section there is a pic of a jeep and a 40's vintage car of some kind parked on the street by what looks like some base warehouses. Also a pic from 1946 showing people watching an airshow on the base. In the far left of the picture you can see the passenger side rear panel of a jeep that is parked. These are both black and white photos but it does appear at least the 1946 pic shows the jeep as being a light (possibly grey) color. I have GPW 70239 which has a Navy ID plate mounted by the front shovel bracket on the original body tub. It is pictured in another post in this topic forum. I believe it is very possible my GPW was either assigned to Glenview NAS or Great Lakes Naval Training Center during the war.

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Re: Navy jeep at Glenview NAS, Chicago, Illinois

Post by PENNINGTON » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:32 am

I am in a similar boat as you. My GPW has a navy tag for the Washington Gun Factory in Virginia.

I personally think we are luckier than most to be able to narrow down a particular area that the jeep might have existed. I would think there are better chances of finding a vintage picture of them.

Good luck!
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Re: Navy jeep at Glenview NAS, Chicago, Illinois

Post by gpwmke » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:08 am

Take a look at the post "USN original data tag" on this forum. Does your Navy jeep have a tag like this on it? This tag was on my jeep GPW 70239 and was mounted just above the shovel bracket on the outside front quarter panel.

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Re: Navy jeep at Glenview NAS, Chicago, Illinois

Post by PENNINGTON » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:18 am

i have probably been through every Navy post on this forum researching!

No, my tag is unique to the Washington Gun Factory. I have found records for the base which account for 3 "jeeps". I can only wonder if mine is one of them. I look at vintage pictures of the base all the time hoping to one day find it.

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