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Army Jill loves a good cup of java when she takes a break from driving the 1942 Ford GPW.


Old Army Iron with Jill Large Mug

WW2 Jill in Old Army Iron-military vehicle-cartoon art printed on a large mug, perfect for coffee or tea.  Above are pictures of both sides of one mug.

Super-size Old Army Iron with Jill Large Mugyour favorite beverage or just size-up to avoid spills with our hefty, 15 oz. ceramic Large Mug. Large easy-grip handle. When you need more, mug it up.

  • Measures 4.5″ tall, 3.25″ diameter
  • Dishwasher and microwave safe

Only $13.99 (price subject to change) for one mug plus shipping.  Order on line by clicking the link or call TOLL FREE (US) at 877.809.1659 and give the operator product number 109475733.

It wasn’t just the US Army that used jeeps during WW2.  The US Navy purchased jeeps as well.  In fact some with USN markings were used by the US Marines.

USN WW2 jeep Large PosterA USN marked jeep being used by the USMC to tow a Marine glider.

Perfect for dressing up any wall, this is the perfect size for maximum visual impact, or instantly creating a theme for a room. Images look great on this high-quality poster, printed on heavyweight 7 mil semi-gloss paper using superior dye inks. Treat yourself or give as a gift.

This photo has been analyzed and appears to be an early Ford GPW.    The poster is 29.6″ x 19.5″ and only costs $19.99 (price subject to change) plus shipping.  Order on line or by calling 877.809.1659 and giving the operator product number 79695474.

Christmas is almost here.  How about picking a book as a gift for someone.  Consider, Grandpa’s War Pony.  It’s a story book explaining to children the wonder of the WW2 jeep. It will make some child or anyone interested in jeeps a wonderful gift!

You never know what is going to show up on the Internet.  Past editions of the Field Artillery are posted on the web.  For example, one issue contains an article entitled, “The Versatile Jeep“.  The article was written by Captain George Ruhlen, 3d FA.

There are a few pictures of the early “round nose” Bantam BRCs and one picture of a Ford GP.

A note of interest in hour fuel price conscious world of today: “Gas consumption on both long and short trips on roads and trails was about 30 to 34 miles per gallon. Cross country and over difficult terrain this dropped to about 27 miles per gallon. “

There are many more articles on the website that cover various aspect of the Army and Field Artillery in particular.

You also might be interested in Jeep – Its development and procurement under the Quartermaster Corps, 1940-1942 which is an interesting historical work written shortly after the jeep entered service.

I just love the early jeep history, don't you?

I just love the early jeep history, don’t you?

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Jill at the ready!

Army Jill stands guard over the 42 Ford GPW.  She can’t watch your jewelry and mementos but you can protect them in this special box.

Incendiary Blonde Keepsake Box
Color: Black

Incendiary Blonde Keepsake Box

Aircraft nose art print on a wooden tile box. Beautiful blonde bombshell!


Black  Mahogany

Availability: In Stock

Product Number: 030-109566815

Product Information
Perfect for stylishly storing jewelry and mementos, this hardwood box showcases a ceramic tile. Spring-loaded hinged lid stays open without tipping the box over and snaps closed securely.

  • Made of solid hardwood with high-gloss lacquer finish
  • Interior is fully lined in velvet; bottom is covered with felt
  • Measures 5.5″ x 5.5″ x 2.25″ with a 4.25″ x 4.25″ ceramic tile

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Are you rattled?

Are you rattled? WW2 vehicle got you down?  Well…I have a solution!

Automotive Trouble Shooting for WW2 Wheeled Vehicles: Volume 1 (Paperback) is now available through!

Automotive Trouble Shooting For WW2 Vehicles (Gar)Automotive Trouble Shooting For World War Two Wheeled Vehicles, Volume 1, is a useful manual for anyone. Do you know what to do when the cranking motor will not crank the engine? Engine fails to start? No spark? Misfiring at high speeds or under full load? Problems with your battery or battery cables? Do you know how to adjust your breaker points? Inspect the coil? Do you know how to polarize the generator? Use a jump wire to test your main light switch? Adjust your headlights? Trouble shoot your carburetor or fuel pump? All these and much more are covered. Put a copy in your truck for those little roadside emergencies!

  • Paperback: 114 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (January 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1434822591
  • ISBN-13: 978-1434822598
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 0.3 inches

Available from, check it out! Still just $24.95 (price subject to change) plus shipping but with Amazon you might be able to qualify for FREE shipping.  See Amazon for details. And look for the companion volume two!

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The oldest surviving jeep, a Ford GP Pygmy (pilot)

The oldest surviving pilot vehicle tested by the Army in 1940 is this Ford Pygmy.

WW2 Pilot--The Ford PygmyWW2 Pilot–The Ford Pygmy by Robert Notman.

Explore just about every inch of the Ford pilot Pygmy in photographs and essay. This is one of only two of the original “jeep” pilots known to have survived through today. The other is the Budd bodied Ford pilot. The author had full access to the jeeps in the Veterans Memorial Museum of Huntsville, Alabama. The Ford pilot is an amazing vehicle. See the engine, inside the body and underneath. Tons of detail. Check it out!

Product Details:

· Paperback: 56 pages
· Binding: Perfect
· Publisher: Robert Notman (May 2005)
· Product Number: 21054122

This book is only $19.95 (price subject to change) plus shipping and is available on line by clicking the link or by calling TOLL FREE (US) 877.809.1659 highlighting and giving the operator the above product number.


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I just love olive drab paint.  I get goose pimples just thinking about it !

I just love olive drab. I get goose pimples just thinking about it !  Some people say it is a disease.  Tie an olive drab ribbon around the old oak tree until a cure is discovered.

Olive Drab Disease Dark T-ShirtOlive Drab Disease describes the terrible existence of men and women who crave things olive drab. We seek a cure.

Look cool without breaking the bank. Our durable, high-quality, pre-shrunk 100% cotton t-shirt is what to wear when you want to go comfortably casual. Preshrunk, durable and guaranteed.

  • 5.6 oz. 100% cotton
  • Standard fit

This shirt is only $19.99 (plus shipping and  is available in sizes small to XX-Large (+ $3.00).  You may choose from 8 different colors (see web site for details) but a true Olive Drab Disease sufferer will only want the shirt in OD, otherwise known as “Military Green.”

You can order on line by clicking the link or you can call TOLL FREE (US) at 877.809.1659 and giving the operator product number 109483808.

Someday there will be a cure, until then wear the ODD shirt to show your support!


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