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Jeep Restoration

723rd Jeep Restoration

Please find the enclosed snap-shots of a 1942 Ford GPW "Jeep" that I finished restoring a awhile back.
It is #2759 off the assembly line, built during the first full month of production of the standardised "Jeep".
Ford went on to build almost 300,000 of these rigs by wars end. (Willys built about the same number as well)
The truck has been put in unit markings of the 450th Bomb Group, 723rd Squadron to honor the service of
my father-in-law Mack Stowe (and his crew), who was a pilot in the group. It is 100% wartime correct and complete,
right down to the original spare parts kit and tool roll.
Mack finished the war as a POW after being shot down over Romania in a B-24 named "Paoli Local".
He also had a plane named "Princess Pat" and one other whose name escapes me shot out from under him.
He's currently living in Montana and while getting on in years, is doing quite well.

Information provided by Jim Baker

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