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WWII Jayhawk HQ Jeep's

Post by YLG80 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:07 am

Here are a few pictures of WWII Jeep's.
These pictures were shot on Sept 1944 (from 7 to 11) in the VIIth Corps HQ (Jayhawk) in Belgium.
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Ford GPW 164794 1/4T DoD 12-7-43 (Dataplate Louisville - Frame # GPW * 239762 * Dallas, TX )
ACM type I body # 198443
Restored as 1st Army 759th LT Co B B21 "They were here in 44"- Reg# 20434262-S (best guess)
ON6YD - Belgium (ex YB1AUH)

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Re: WWII Jayhawk HQ Jeep's

Post by YLG80 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:09 am

One of my favourite Jeep picture :D
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Linwood-Clayton_and_James_E_Ellis_winter1944_Belgium-ori.jpg
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Ford GPW 164794 1/4T DoD 12-7-43 (Dataplate Louisville - Frame # GPW * 239762 * Dallas, TX )
ACM type I body # 198443
Restored as 1st Army 759th LT Co B B21 "They were here in 44"- Reg# 20434262-S (best guess)
ON6YD - Belgium (ex YB1AUH)

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Post by YLG80 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:36 am

December 1944 Taravisée Fosses-la-Ville
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Ford GPW 164794 1/4T DoD 12-7-43 (Dataplate Louisville - Frame # GPW * 239762 * Dallas, TX )
ACM type I body # 198443
Restored as 1st Army 759th LT Co B B21 "They were here in 44"- Reg# 20434262-S (best guess)
ON6YD - Belgium (ex YB1AUH)

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Post by YLG80 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:03 am

Cold 1944 December in Belgium !
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Ford GPW 164794 1/4T DoD 12-7-43 (Dataplate Louisville - Frame # GPW * 239762 * Dallas, TX )
ACM type I body # 198443
Restored as 1st Army 759th LT Co B B21 "They were here in 44"- Reg# 20434262-S (best guess)
ON6YD - Belgium (ex YB1AUH)

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Re: WWII Jayhawk HQ Jeep's

Post by Chuck Nantz » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:09 am

Great pics,thanks for posting. Thanks,Chuck Nantz


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Re: WWII Jayhawk HQ Jeep's

Post by 51gmc51 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:00 am

Nice photos, is that a british gerrycan in first photo ?

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Post by YLG80 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:57 am

Yes it looks like .

They have left many Jerrycans (full!) like the one on the picture (I've about 30 jc like that !). Most of them are dated from 42 or 43 and are British.
Two of them are US (QMC gas and water).

On one picture you can see where they were refueling their vehicles. (my favorite Jeep picture).
There is still a German pump (yes they were here just before the US army arrived) and several 200l cans.
So it was convenient for the US troops to use the same installation.
I've used one of the last jerrycan of gas last year in my mower. We used to clean our brushes after painting with that gas. :lol:
That 1944 gas smelt a lot and the color is "strain yellow". :D

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Ford GPW 164794 1/4T DoD 12-7-43 (Dataplate Louisville - Frame # GPW * 239762 * Dallas, TX )
ACM type I body # 198443
Restored as 1st Army 759th LT Co B B21 "They were here in 44"- Reg# 20434262-S (best guess)
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Re: WWII Jayhawk HQ Jeep's

Post by horrocks » Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:49 am

51gmc51 wrote:Nice photos, is that a british gerrycan in first photo ?
It could of course be German...
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Re: WWII Jayhawk HQ Jeep's

Post by HQ327 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:40 pm

See below -- mod please delete
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Re: WWII Jayhawk HQ Jeep's

Post by HQ327 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:41 pm

What is the wording in the 1st picture, upper right side of top:

Caution
This vehicle is
Left hand drive

If so, would that surmise that the top has been in use since before the invasion?

Dirt covered, or painted in another color than white?

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Re: WWII Jayhawk HQ Jeep's

Post by YLG80 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:01 am

Yes they came from the UK :
[from the Battle log]
June 14 - First elements of the battalion landed on Utah Beach and proceeded to dewaterproofing area about 1200 hours.

On the Jeep, this is for sure dirt and mud.
The battle log shows that they they had covered about 150 miles in one week, mostly on unpaved roads in 1944.

From the log Battle of Colonel John J. Hayes( 172th FA) :
September 1 - Moved. to new position one mile West of St. Croix, France.
September 2 - Moved to new position three miles Northwest of Bosmont, France.
September 3 -Moved to new position northeast of Papleau [Papleux], France. Battalion informed that American Advance Troops are now in Belgium.
September 4 - Moved to new position one and one half miles Northeast of Fraire, Belgium, Crossed Begium-France Border at 1900 hours . Enthusiastic Welcome given by the Belgium
people. BFI were very much in evidence and had many Jerry prisoners.
September 5 - Remained in same position Battery "C" captured twenty-five prisoners including one officer. Some resistance was met and patrols were sent out. Private Rouse, Battery "C", was
killed in this action.
September 6 -Moved to new position one and one half miles southwest of Buzet,Belgium.Service Battery captured twelve prisoners and Battery "C" captured one German Major
just prior to movement from Fraire.
September 7 -Moved to new position two miles North of Fosse, Belgium. Battalion temporarily converted into Security Guard for VII Corps.

That means about 150 miles in one week, mostly on unpaved roads in 1944.
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Ford GPW 164794 1/4T DoD 12-7-43 (Dataplate Louisville - Frame # GPW * 239762 * Dallas, TX )
ACM type I body # 198443
Restored as 1st Army 759th LT Co B B21 "They were here in 44"- Reg# 20434262-S (best guess)
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Re: WWII Jayhawk HQ Jeep's

Post by Leatherneck17 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:36 pm

Jeep with the pedestal mounted 30 cal...surely is from the 759th Tank Battalion......1A-759/\......nice picture..also note the LS-7 loudspeaker on the cowl....nice

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Re: WWII Jayhawk HQ Jeep's

Post by YLG80 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:54 am

Other pictures (jeeps extracted from photos) 1
1944-09-08_5web.jpg
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Ford GPW 164794 1/4T DoD 12-7-43 (Dataplate Louisville - Frame # GPW * 239762 * Dallas, TX )
ACM type I body # 198443
Restored as 1st Army 759th LT Co B B21 "They were here in 44"- Reg# 20434262-S (best guess)
ON6YD - Belgium (ex YB1AUH)

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Re: WWII Jayhawk HQ Jeep's

Post by YLG80 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:54 am

Other pictures (jeeps extracted from photos) 2
1944-09-08_20web.JPG
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Ford GPW 164794 1/4T DoD 12-7-43 (Dataplate Louisville - Frame # GPW * 239762 * Dallas, TX )
ACM type I body # 198443
Restored as 1st Army 759th LT Co B B21 "They were here in 44"- Reg# 20434262-S (best guess)
ON6YD - Belgium (ex YB1AUH)

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Re: WWII Jayhawk HQ Jeep's

Post by YLG80 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:55 am

Other pictures (jeeps extracted from photos) 3
1944-09-08_24web.JPG
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Ford GPW 164794 1/4T DoD 12-7-43 (Dataplate Louisville - Frame # GPW * 239762 * Dallas, TX )
ACM type I body # 198443
Restored as 1st Army 759th LT Co B B21 "They were here in 44"- Reg# 20434262-S (best guess)
ON6YD - Belgium (ex YB1AUH)

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