A jeep in New Foundland - 1942.

A jeep in New Foundland – 1942.

Soldiers of the U.S. 3rd Infantry (the “Old Guard”) are shown on maneuvers in the summer of 1942 as part of the defense of St Johns, Newfoundland. The Jeep is mounted with a small-caliber cannon and a Browning M1917A1 machine gun. If  you look closely at the grille you can see that this is an early MB, often called a “slat-grille.”

How many jeeps were produced during WW2?

How many jeeps were produced during WW2? Well, about 25,000 of the type pictured above.  These are the so-called “slate grille” Willys MB jeeps.

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