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Jeeps meet up

Postby hell-fire » Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:55 pm

Just returned from a week long MV event and while there I took the opportunity to take a photo of my MB along side a friends MB, they are 26 numbers apart, no doubt they came out here on the same boat during the war and they do not have any documented Australian history.

In case you are wondering mine it the one on the left.

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Re: Jeeps meet up

Postby GI. » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:59 pm

Very nice looking jeep's, what does the 21 ABN-X stand for ?
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Re: Jeeps meet up

Postby Fortyeight2A » Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:39 pm

No documented Australian history (presume you mean no Australian military history)? Uncle Sam just left them there at the end of the war then? They would have been sold through some civilian outlet? Makes you wonder about their post-war travels. Nice jeeps, BTW!
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Re: Jeeps meet up

Postby hell-fire » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:02 am

@ G.I. The 21 ABN markings are for one of the many Ghost divisions that were involved in counter intelligence in the UK prior to D-Day, I get a little fired of all the 101st and 82nd Jeeps which seem to be everywhere.

@ Fortyeight2a, you are correct.

If interested have a look at the VMVC club forum and see the rebuild of this Jeep.
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Re: Jeeps meet up

Postby jeepfinger » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:54 pm

Hi John,

hell-fire wrote: The 21 ABN markings are for one of the many Ghost divisions that were involved in counter intelligence in the UK prior to D-Day,


That's weird, last night I was watching a programme on the TV about the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops. I really enjoyed it, I knew about some stuff that they did. A friend of mine, has some records with jeep sound effects, like used by them. Some nice shots of vehicles :D

How was Corowa? Haven't seen any reports on the event, apart from you stash of parts :D Your MB looks very nice :)

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