Monday, February 15, 2016

A Jeep Equipped with a Portable Radio is Loaded onto a C-47

The crew of a C-47 works with a Willys MB operator to get his ¼ ton truck (jeep) - equipped with a portable radio - on board the aircraft for transport to France. The picture was taken in England in 1944. Although experiments like this were conducted, jeeps of the U.S. Army 101St Airborne Division were most frequently landed with the division's gliders. Unlike ordinary 'leg' infantry divisions, which had 612 jeeps, the more lightly equipped airborne divisions only had 283 of this highly versatile vehicle. During World War II, the armed forces of many countries used the C-47 and modified DC-3s for the transport of troops, cargo, and wounded

Source :
Book "Screaming Eagles: The 101St Airborne Division from D-day to Desert Storm" by Christopher J. Anderson

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