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Unread 09-02-2010, 09:56 AM   #1486
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Right there for the picking.....

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Unread 09-02-2010, 09:57 AM   #1487
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Right THERE for the picking....

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Unread 09-02-2010, 12:19 PM   #1488
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I never understood why they did that.
Two reasons from my understandng:

1. Money...it is cheaper to destroy/leave them there, than it is to bring them back to the States.

2. Willys had a contract with the Government, stating that they would not auction them upon the end of the war, as it would have greatly hurt their sales.

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lets go swiming and save some jeeps
Not too sure how well they would have survived their time submerged in salt water. I have seen Heeps from the North East, and they don't look good...


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I found this picture on another site and this was the caption below it.

Thousands of army trucks, jeeps, and parts were dumped on the island of Okinawa, Japan after World War 2. These photos were taken onNovember 11, 1949 by Life Magazine photographer Carl Mydans. Oh what a waste!
Thanks for sharing. I have seen that caption, along with several other pertaining to this kind of stuff.

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Whats the story?

I know its war times but why is their so much waste?

Were these damaged during the war?

I must've missed the explaination...
See above...


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Unread 09-02-2010, 12:26 PM   #1489
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are all those jeeps still to this day sitting there piled up like that??
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Unread 09-02-2010, 01:08 PM   #1490
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are all those jeeps still to this day sitting there piled up like that??
YES! exactly the same.

(except the guy on the left has a beard now...)

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Unread 09-02-2010, 06:51 PM   #1491
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YES! exactly the same.

(except the guy on the left has a beard now...)

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Unread 09-04-2010, 05:04 AM   #1492
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Unread 09-06-2010, 08:46 PM   #1494
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