Jeeps during The Battle of The Bulge

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Re: Jeeps during The Battle of The Bulge

Post by Chuck Lutz » Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:37 am

Last picture isn't Battle of the Bulge.....it is Normandy and fairly early on.
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Re: Jeeps during The Battle of The Bulge

Post by Ben Dover » Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:58 am

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Re: Jeeps during The Battle of The Bulge

Post by Kurt1968 » Thu Dec 26, 2013 2:34 pm

I think Chuck is right. I've got many jeep pictures and maybe I made a mistake while downloading.
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Re: Jeeps during The Battle of The Bulge

Post by JOHN RIPPINGHAM » Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:54 am

Hello chaps,

There are some wonderfull pictures on this forum. These ones especially caught my eye. There has already been some discussion regarding the forth picture down. Looking down the line of vehicles the fith vehicle in the line is a Bedford MW, it is the early aeroscreen type. So i guess this must have been the bulge? i don't think bedfords make it to korea, but i'll be gladly proven wrong.

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Re: Jeeps during The Battle of The Bulge

Post by tipdog » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:25 pm

I've been looking at that 4th picture as well, and I'm convinced it's a USMC column in Korea, not US Army in WWII. I say this because of the pile caps being worn and the style of lettering on the 1st jeep appears to be more in a USMC style than US Army style.

Here's a site about the Bedford MW: http://www.imperialchina.co.uk/militarybedford.htm

FWIW, here's another pic of the Bedford MW being used in Korea by HM Forces:
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Here's a nice shot of another Bedford MW (in UK WWII "mickey mouse" camo):
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Re: Jeeps during The Battle of The Bulge

Post by JOHN RIPPINGHAM » Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:40 pm

Hello,

Thanks for your reply. I have seen that picture of the two mw's before, but didn't realise it was in korea. It's just as interesting that the bedford is in korea. I pity the poor chap driving, i've driven mine in the cold wind and rain but i've not tried it in snow yet. After seeing this picture today i was thinking of doing the belgium winter rally, but if its korea then its a bit to far..... :D

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Re: Jeeps during The Battle of The Bulge

Post by tipdog » Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:30 am

I'd bet the ones in Korea had better windscreens than yours. :wink:

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Re: Jeeps during The Battle of The Bulge

Post by JOHN RIPPINGHAM » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:37 pm

Hello topdog,

The one in the picture is the same as mine. The soldiers put a piece of perspex betwwen the screens to give them more protection, shame we can't see more of this truck.

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Post by davidh » Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:02 pm

tipdog wrote:I've been looking at that 4th picture as well, and I'm convinced it's a USMC column in Korea, not US Army in WWII. I say this because of the pile caps being worn and the style of lettering on the 1st jeep appears to be more in a USMC style than US Army style.
I think the boots give it away as not being WW2.
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Re: Jeeps during The Battle of The Bulge

Post by gerrykan » Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:00 pm

I heard that the men in the 4th photograph are Australians in Korea.
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Re: Jeeps during The Battle of The Bulge

Post by RedCross184 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:10 pm

Nice images and thanks for posting them...
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Re: Jeeps during The Battle of The Bulge

Post by Daren » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:03 am

Bit late to this party but great pics, I would know the difference between the possibility of ww2 or Korea, but I did notice the mirrors are large retangular ones so possibly later type.
I, as would many other, would love to see more of these Bulge photos and of other specific battles.
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Re: Jeeps during The Battle of The Bulge

Post by YLG80 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:12 am

Another picture of a Jeep from the Bulge.(village of Poteau)
Poor guys, when you see the holes in the tub near the driver.
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Re: Jeeps during The Battle of The Bulge

Post by Fernmelder » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:41 am

Those holes appear to be factory originals. Four for the crash pad, two for the lift handle, another one or two for the canvas half door snaps. This jeep appears to have been picked over. Missing also at least one of the top bow pivots, one wheel of course, top bows, etc. Sorry looking jeep nevertheless.

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Re: Jeeps during The Battle of The Bulge

Post by Ben Dover » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:13 am

It also appears to have a coat of white paint that has been applied as winter camouflage.
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