I have always been a fan of Jeeps and have wanted one since I was little. I think one aspect of jeeps that have always appealed to me is there spunk and ability to take one all kinds of different terrain. So this week I am learning about the 1952 Willys Jeep.
This one at LeMay Marymount, along with its trailer, has been restored to look exactly like the Jeeps and trailers that were used in the Korean War. So here are a few tidbits of information that I learned about this vehicle.
So, I always thought that a Jeep was a Jeep. So when I saw that this was a Willys Jeep, I shrugged and thought okay why Willys? Is that a type of Jeep? Well come to find out Willys stands for Willys-Overland, the automobile manufacturer responsible for the Jeep.
The Willys Jeep has a very interesting history and had a special place in the Korean War. Because of the various road conditions the Jeep was highly relied upon and became popular means of transportation for enlisted men, officers and military police. The Jeep was used for all kinds of missions. Some of them even had communication devices to help direct air strikes and observation planes.
What I thought was really cool about this jeep was that it has a snorkel so that the engine can run underwater.
|This is me taking my birthday picture in front of the Willys Jeep.|
'Til next time have an amazing day everyone,
p.s. Here is where I received my information about the Jeep from: