Willys MB 110247

The hoodnumber is guesstimated with the formula from Ray Cowdery's book "All American Wonder", but by now I believe the original hoodnumber may be approx. 2042822. Both the body and frame numbers are original and matching to each other, and so are all 3 nomenclature plates that confirm the framenumber and the d.o.d. of jan. 8, 1942. Engine is postwar M38 with original early head. This is an original early MB; the frame and body have never been seperated and when found it had the original AC airfilter, original windshieldframe w/o the rifleholder brackets, original fenders, hood and dataplates still in place; the rest of the orginal early parts were pretty much gone. It has by now a replacement slatgrill and many other early parts re-fitted. The jeep was found near Grand Falls, Montana and brought to The Netherlands where the restoration was started in 1995 and completed in 1997. Markings are now 2nd U.S.I.D. ("Indianhead") although no original markings or numbers were found. This vehicle has probably never been sent overseas during WWII and was used for military training in the United States. Any comments are welcome on earlymb@hotmail.com

Name Emile & David Mossou
City, State/Region, Country The Hague, Zuid Holland, Netherlands
Frame Number 110247
Engine Number Post-war M38
Body Number 13772
Body Type ACM Type 1
Hood (Mil. Reg.) Number W-2040321
Factory Mystery Code None
Gross Weight 3125
Data Plate Origin Original
Data Plate Material Brass
Date of Delivery 1942-01-08
Date of Acquisition 1995-00-00
Date Info Created 2004-02-02 09:06:10
Date Info Last Updated 2018-03-18 06:44:12
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Willys MB 110247
Willys slatgrill MB 110247, d.o.d. january 8, 1942. Standing in the jeep is Sgt. Frank Ratesic, a Combat Engineer of the 1st USID "Big Red One" who landed at Omaha Beach on june 6, 1944. Pic taken near Omaha Beach during the D-Day 2004 memorials.
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