More Old Photos

On this page one can see more photos of  Dodge WC-54's in action. Click on the thumbnails to enlarge the pictures. Click here to go to more old photos

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The three photos on the left come from the French book "Les Vehicules Americains de la Liberation. U.S. Army 1944" by Francois Bertin. (ISBN 2.7373.0340.0)  The top two photos are taken in August 1944 and show the delivery of wounded soldiers for evacuation. The planes on the back are C-47's. 

The other photo shows a WC54 crossing a war devastated town.

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A B-17 Flying Fortress returns from a mission. Medics are waiting beside their Dodge ambulance. Ready to take care of the wounded airmen.

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The British Regimental Aid Post (RAP) in the Western Desert was serviced by the AFS drivers in North Africa, ca. 1943.

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AFS driver Donald Colvin (CM 50) and ambulance at the Anzio Beachhead, Italy, Spring, 1944. 

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On this photo one can see Walter B. Doyle, AFS volunteer ambulance driver, CM 41 "B" Platoon, 567 Coy, with his 1/2 ton Dodge ambulance in Italy, 1944 (Photo by George Holton). Notice that the nose of the 1/2 ton ambulance differs from that of the 3/4 ton WC54.

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American Field Services (AFS) ambulance drivers (un)loading a patient.

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AFS 485 Coy drivers who served in Italy (left) meet drivers of the French section (right) at the Brenner Pass, Austrian-Italian border,
May 1945.

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From 1942-1945 pvt. Bob Shepard was a medical technician in the1st Field Hospital. This photo shows the returning from an ambulance run in the southwest pacific.

 
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Here a Dodge army ambulance takes a nose dive down the almost perpendicular side of a high and tremendously steep hill which has been erected for the purpose of testing army vehicles.

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A Dodge WC 54 army ambulance being given final inspection by government experts before it is delivered to the War Department.

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A plainly marked Dodge WC 54 ambulance which was attacked by Axis forces. Note the bullet holes.

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Ambulances for lend-lease. Red Cross ambulances lined up on a freighter bound for Allied frontiers. They are being sent to the United Nations under lend-lease contracts.

 

8d07841r.jpg (20560 bytes) Detroit, Michigan (vicinity). Chrysler Corporation Dodge truck plant. Dodge Army ambulances are here, lined up for delivery to the Army.
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Detroit, Michigan. Ambulances waiting to be loaded on to haulaways.
 

 

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Detroit, Michigan. Ambulances waiting to be loaded on to haulaways.
 

 

8d28966r.jpg (22670 bytes) Holabird ordnance depot, Baltimore, Maryland. Lineup of ambulances ready to be shipped overseas.
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Holabird ordnance depot, Baltimore, Maryland. A careful check is made of air pressure, tire conditions and condition of valves and valve caps before these ambulances are sent overseas. May 1943

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Greenville, South Carolina. Men of the medical unit of the 25th service group simulating the removal of wounded from an ambulance.july 1943

8d40079r.jpg (27221 bytes) Washington, D.C. Presentation of an ambulance donated by government workers to the U.S. Army.
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Washington, D.C. Presentation of an ambulance donated by government workers to the U.S. Army.
unloading.jpg (59055 bytes) The photograph on the left is from the book "V-mail, Letters of a World War II Combat Medic" of Pfc. Keith Winston. The photograph shows medics of the 398th Infantry evacuating a wounded soldier at the 1st Battalion aid station near Reyersviller, France December 1944. The Century Division (100th) helped oust the Germans from the Vosges Mountains in France, assaulted the Maginot Line, withstood savage counter attacks, then captured the fortress city of Bitche, drove to the Rhine River, and in some of the most desperate fighting of the war attacked and the fiercely defended city of Heilbronn, Germany