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a few working Jimmies doing a typical transport mission .moving members of the 442

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Soldats américains d'origine asiatique en camion GMC.

Impossible de situer cette photo, peut être des éléments de la 442d Inf Div. (Nisei =seconde génération d'américano-japonais)

Cette division a débarqué en Provence.

La p011184 présente une Jeep de la H Co, (Heavy Weapon) de la 442d Inf Div. (Nisei)

Pour en savoir plus : www.homeofheroes.com/moh/nisei/index6_vosges.html

Pour en savoir plus sur les Nisei: fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nisei

translation :

American soldiers d' Asian origin in the truck GMC. Impossible to locate this photograph, can be elements of the 442d Inf Div. (Nisei =seconde d' generation; américano-Japanese) This division unloaded in Provence. The p011184 presents a Jeep of H Co, (Heavy Weapon) of the 442d Inf Div. (Nisei) More: http://www.homeofheroes.com/moh/nisei/index6_vosges.html More on Nisei: fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nisei

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Bit of an excessive measure just to aid the replacement of the rear-main oil seal on the engine!

 

I bet that was the Hard Cab Jimmy that Rex Ward bought back in October,

advertised as one careful owner - The US Army :oops2:

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Jimmy at Utah Beach

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Un GMC SWB de la A Co du 13th Field Observation Artillery, VII Corps US débarque du LCT-525 sur un ponton (Modules NL) servant de débarcadère accosté à un causeway à Utah Beach

Le LCT-525 fait partie de la Flotilla 4, lors du D-Day, il transporte 57 hommes et 20 véhicules de la C/44th FA Bn à H+220 sur Tare Green (Utah Beach)

Ici nous sommes encore sur Utah Beach, les marins sur le RF font partie du 2nd Naval Beach Battalion.

La photo a du être prise autour du 10-15 juin 1944

 

Translation

A GMC SWB of has Co of the 13th Field Observation Artillery, VII Body US unloads LCT-525 on a pontoon (Modules NL) being used as accosted unloading dock with a causeway in Utah Beach The LCT-525 belongs to Flotilla 4, at the time of D-Day, it transports 57 men and 20 vehicles of C/44th F Bn in H+220 on Tare Green (Utah Beach) Here we are still on Utah Beach, the sailors on the RF belong to the 2nd Naval Beach Battalion. The photo one has being taken around the 10 June 15, 1944

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Still a great looking truck though, although markings were very roughly applied see page 23 of 'GMC Universal Truck' . :-)

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GMC's carrying materials for Hospital unit

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Photographie d'un convoi de camions GMC sur un camp servant d'hôpital pour les blessés

 

translation

D' photographs; a convoy of trucks GMC on a camp serving d' hospital for the casualties

 

unloading material to GMC's on Normandy Beach

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Un navire de transport décharge du matériel américain sur la plage d'Omaha Beach. Des camions US sont stationnés auprès du navire de transport pour charger leurs cargaisons

 

Translation

 

A ship of transport discharges from the American material on the beach d' Omaha Beach. US trucks are been parked near the ship of transport to charge their cargoes

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Most of us would have used the jack. :whistle: notice the mules having to take over though. :angel:

 

 

Don't think Jack is strong enough to do that... :whistle:

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Don'r EVER make him angry enough to find out :shake: Known in the bus trade as a Womble's Wheel change.

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Note the markings on the GMC CCKW on the beach June 6th 1944 .in particular the white painted ends of the bumper and the white paint along the edge of the fender and running board likely done for black out conditions in Great Britian before D-Day .

Of course the Photo was taken to show the destruction of the Mulberry Harbor complex .From the Life magazine site .

"American soldiers and supplies continue to come ashore on Omaha Beach in days following a violent storm which beached ships and wrecked temporary "mulberry" port facilities erected after the D-Day invasion of Europe. Location: Normandy, France Date taken: June 21, 1944 Photographer: Frank Scherschel"

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Found this on the cckw.org site a fantastic movie of airportable CCKW 352 B2 ? unloaded from C47a assembled and driven have a look!! and watch the C47a loaded with fuel drum's almost do a nose over .

http://resources.ushmm.org/film/display/main.php?search=simple&dquery=truck&cache_file=uia_dJNDsP&total_recs=466&page_len=25&page=1&rec=4&file_num=3688

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true enough , but at least when they finish you have a vehicle big enough to give all of them a lift at the same time :idea:

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From Life Magazine site

Caption :People & City Of Naples US Army dump truck pouring bombed-out building debris into the harbor during city cleanup after the evacuating German demolition teams destroyed buildings & ships in & around the harbor. Location: Naples, Italy Date taken: October 1943 Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White

GMC CCKW 353H

Note the proper use of the headache board and dump body partition and the troop seat's removed all proper when used as a dump truck , location of pioneer tool rack

 

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Driver training state side note blue drab markings

 

Caption:Army truck driving through deep mud. Location: US Date taken: 1942 Photographer: George Strock

 

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A training film on setting up and camouflage of a bivouac area in WWII , CCKW's ,Dodges ,Jeeps,White Scout cars. narrated by Lowell Thomas

 

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Nice view of CCKW tanker and for a bonus a WC55

Us Army Engineers US Army Engineers rebuilding bridges demolished by retreating Germans during WWII. Location: Italy Date taken: 1944 Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White

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So far the only other video information I have found comes from Therealmilitaryflix.com site at the 4:30 mark a WC55 drives away from the camera lots of other WC's and Ambulances to see as well

http://www.realmilitaryflix.com/public/740.cfm

and since you asked I just located this link

http://dodgewc52.over-blog.com/article-754059.html which has a number of photo's and details

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A GMC in Italy different size ring surrounding star

 

Sicilian Naval Base-Palermo Destruction Location: Palermo, Sicily, Italy Date taken: 1943 Photographer: J. R. Eyerman

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