Friday, October 30, 2009
Although his markings are for Patton's 3rd US Army, this belgian Dodge that I photoed in 2001 in Normandy is a post war item.
From 1946 onwards, the Power Wagon WM300 4x4 series replaced the succesful Dodge WC family. This is one of the sons of Dodge factory. It's a B3 PW126, command and liaison vehicle used by the belgian army. A lot of countries were military supplied by the US, and part of this aid were the 17.956 Power Wagons that were built for non-US service.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
This is my last car illustration, a cartoon of a Simca 5, the french license build of the italian Fiat Topolino. Made in the 30's, this very little car was used by the french army, but also after the german invasion of 1940 by the germans, and ever after the 1944 liberation by the allied forces. In this case, is a liaison car of the french 13eme Dragons negociating a muddy trail in the border with Belgium during the "Phoney war", winter 39-40.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
During World War II, the Mack Truck Company of Allentown, PA, supplied more than 35,000 trucks to the Allied war effort. The all-wheel-drive 7 ½ ton Model NO saw extensive use transporting men, supplies, and large weapons, like 155mm guns. I took these photos in 2004 at Ste. Mere Eglise, France.