Interesting. I just finished reading Father Joseph T. O'Callahan's "I Was Chaplain On The Franklin", the account of the U.S.S. Franklin attack, and the men who saved her. At one point, Father O'Callahan writes, "In the pit of the foward elevator, four jeeps had been parked. All aboard assumed that they had been destroyed along with everything else on the hangar deck, but Red insisted on investigating. In a short time, a most remarkable sight startled everyone. Four jeeps rushed about the deck dragging the heavy wreckage outboard for jettisoning."
I just assumed he was talking about aircraft tugs, which are sometimes called "jeeps", but based on the photos presented here, I am thinking they may have been actual jeeps. Does anybody know for sure?