Ford GPW 60454

I just bought this jeep. More infos later after she gets a good bath.I fell in love with jeeps in September of 1944, We had GIs billeted at our house in Brussels. My Grandma had picked me up at kindergarten and was walking me home. In front of my house there was that funny looking "automobile"... I was fascinated and still am ! I immediately got a ride with Jimmy and Freddy, not to mention the gum, the Hershey bars, the Mars and Milky Way etc... What a day! In December of that same year, my mother, Lucie, was invited by Bill and Edgar to go say hello to a buddy of theirs who was in a military hospital near Antwerp (St Catherine was the hospital name). They rode a jeep for 45 kilometers in a minus zero centigrade temperature. My mother said there were canvas doors but that didn't make a difference. When they arrived at the hospital she couldn't move, she couldn't speak. She was almost frozen. Bill and Edgar took her off the jeep and carried her inside the hospital lobby. The staff came running to her, asking what the problem was, where was she wounded etc...It took a good five minutes to explain that she was just visiting ! She is 87 now but the jeep and its GIs drivers are still one of her best memories.I will let her conclude this little story : "Those little olive drab funny autos with their exhuberant and smiling drivers and their optimistic white stars were the everyday symbols of our reborn liberty. I will never forget them."

Name Jean-Luc Beghin
City, State/Region, Country Los Angeles, California, United States
Frame Number GPW 60454*
Engine Number GPW 47678 ?
Body Number
Body Type Unknown
Hood (Mil. Reg.) Number
Factory Mystery Code 4x4
Gross Weight 2430
Data Plate Origin Unknown
Data Plate Material Brass
Date of Delivery 1942-08-27
Date of Acquisition 1942-08-27
Date Info Created 1999-04-29 11:13:54
Date Info Last Updated 1999-04-29 11:13:54
Ford GPW 60454
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