WW2 Jill sitting in the 1942 Ford GPW, wondering if her jeep rear seat should have holes in it?
According to Lt. Eugene R. Kroeck of the 501st Quartermaster Car Company not all GPWs left the factory with holes in rear seat pan. In fact the Lieutenant supplied a “fix” for the problem of rain water collecting in the seats and that was by drilling a couple of holes in the three indentations in the seat pan so that the water would drain. This information is reproduced on page 265 of my book Military Maintenance for MB/Gpw Jeeps 1941-45. If you don’t have this book you can see it for FREE on at google books. Nifty tool as it allows you to search the entire book. Searching on “seats” I was able to find this reference in just a couple of minutes.