WWIIReenacting.co.uk Forums

Uniting UK Re-enactors since 2003
 

It is currently Mon Jun 24, 2019 22:01 pm

Support the Forum
END OF YEAR OFFER - HALF PRICE SUPPORTER MEMBERSHIPS - CLICK THE BANNER TO READ MORE AND SUPPORT THE FORUM

Username



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 43 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3
Author Message
Offline
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 0:20 am 
1000+ Poster
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Wed Sep 01, 2004 15:42 pm
Posts: 1701
Real Name: Jon Moore
Group: 2nd Armored in Europe
Those pictures are brilliant Chris!

Infantry Company jeeps were assigned to the weapons platoon to assist with the carrying of heavy equipment. The LMG section had to carry bazookas, bazooka rounds alond with 2 .30s and 4000 rounds of .30 ammunition. 1 of the 2 jeeps were assigned a .50, the first in this case. (The ful load for the LMG sction can be found on hard scrabble, wonder if the other jeep carried the companies 3 60 motars?) So that explains the extreme wieght!

Im still puzzled by the last picture. Cant make out the marking which is really annoying! First of all I wanted to say that its from regiment, from the service company. Sit back and look and it looks like SV 0-1???? But a serial number of 0-1? Thats why it think that the is 0 is a G!

The last vehicle is from G Company And that the writting to the left is chalk. Im not at home so I cant look in any books but Id imagine that most battalion vehicles would land together so it could be possible to be another company of second battalion and G is the only possibility.

Chris, is the clip any longer? Can you see if theres a 4th jeep with a .50 on it, which could possibly be G companies other jeep?

Very interesting photos and certainly not off course!

_________________
http://www.2ndarmoredineurope.co.uk/


Top
 

Support the Forum
END OF YEAR OFFER - HALF PRICE SUPPORTER MEMBERSHIPS - CLICK THE BANNER TO READ MORE AND SUPPORT THE FORUM

Username
Offline
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 22:48 pm 
User avatar
 WWW  Profile

Joined: Mon Sep 13, 2004 16:06 pm
Posts: 149
Location: Columbia, MO
The 29th ID picture is probably a stateside picture. If you look at the reg, it has vehicles marked like shown in the 29th picture, all on the left side. This wasn't the pattern as done in the ETO, with the company designation being on the right side of the bumper.

The markings are the same code system, just split in the ETO between L and R side, versus all together stateside/early war. I am sure some vehicles probably made it to the ETO after being used stateside marked all on the left side, but once the "direct shipped" vehicle assembly factories got up and running, the numbers became a very small percentage with the just left side markings.

MAJ (P) Tim

_________________
Tim A. Scherrer
CO, 84th ID, WWIIHRS
Columbia, MO
1942 MB "Heep"
1945 WC-51 "Hercules"
1943 Bantam Trailer
1941 Ben Hur Trailer
Reenacting Editor for MVPA's Army Motors
"You'll be fighting WWII the rest of your life," My father in 1971


Top
 

Offline
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 22:59 pm 
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Fri Nov 12, 2004 22:45 pm
Posts: 316
Location: Surrey
Jon,

Look at pic no1 again, marked F-1, it has a .50 cal mounted. The clip is only 10 sec and just shows a few jeeps passing down a country somewhere in the south of England. I'm sure it's part of a longer piece of footage. I captured it from a DVD documentry 'France is Free'.

Chris

_________________
http://www.free-europe.org
Image


Top
 

Offline
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 23:45 pm 
1000+ Poster
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Wed Sep 01, 2004 15:42 pm
Posts: 1701
Real Name: Jon Moore
Group: 2nd Armored in Europe
Tim,

The picture was taken whilst training in England in March 43, hence the need for gloves, but thanks for the info now I know for future reference.

Chris,

Was just wondering if there was a 4th jeep, either before or after the ones pictured with a .50 as that could possibly be G-2? Its a shame that the original footage isnt available, or is hard to come across!

Anyone else got any pictures of infantry vehicles?

_________________
http://www.2ndarmoredineurope.co.uk/


Top
 

Offline
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 23:54 pm 
User avatar
 WWW  Profile

Joined: Mon Sep 13, 2004 16:06 pm
Posts: 149
Location: Columbia, MO
It still is an early pict....and probably one brought over intact from the states versus built there from the jeep in a crate ordinance assembly companies...

MAJ (P) Tim

_________________
Tim A. Scherrer
CO, 84th ID, WWIIHRS
Columbia, MO
1942 MB "Heep"
1945 WC-51 "Hercules"
1943 Bantam Trailer
1941 Ben Hur Trailer
Reenacting Editor for MVPA's Army Motors
"You'll be fighting WWII the rest of your life," My father in 1971


Top
 

Offline
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 0:06 am 
1000+ Poster
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Wed Sep 01, 2004 15:42 pm
Posts: 1701
Real Name: Jon Moore
Group: 2nd Armored in Europe
Yep understood Tim, any ideas when they would switch it over, must admit Ive never seen any other vehicles marked this way but then again I havent been looking until now?

_________________
http://www.2ndarmoredineurope.co.uk/


Top
 

Offline
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 23:33 pm 
Moderator
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Mon Dec 29, 2003 16:32 pm
Posts: 6893
Location: Great Bradley,Newmarket,Suffolk,England
Real Name: Lloyd Richards
Group: 2nd Armoured In Europe
Also note in those pictures...wirecutters fitted in the UK.....not on the continent

Regards

LLoyd

_________________
STOP ! STOP ! STOP ! THE BOOZE IS EXPLODING !..S/Sgt Costin to the rest of the Jeep Raid Convoy somewhere near Bricquebeq...Normandy 2010


Top
 

Offline
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 0:01 am 
1000+ Poster
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Wed Sep 01, 2004 15:42 pm
Posts: 1701
Real Name: Jon Moore
Group: 2nd Armored in Europe
At some point i will get round to writting up a full list that will be posted. Just study for exams at the moment and its taking up all my time!

Although I did find out that there is no mention of an attached medical unit to the 29th at any point. So regimental med det must either be from the division med bat or just apart of regiment and nothing special.

_________________
http://www.2ndarmoredineurope.co.uk/


Top
 

Offline
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 17:53 pm 
User avatar
 WWW  Profile

Joined: Mon Sep 13, 2004 16:06 pm
Posts: 149
Location: Columbia, MO
I know the wire cutters in H-334th were installed in theater. SSG Lang went to a guy in the Service company and gave him some booze, and he installed wire cutters on all of H company's vehicles. This would have been November of 44 when they arrived in theater.

MAJ (P) Tim

_________________
Tim A. Scherrer
CO, 84th ID, WWIIHRS
Columbia, MO
1942 MB "Heep"
1945 WC-51 "Hercules"
1943 Bantam Trailer
1941 Ben Hur Trailer
Reenacting Editor for MVPA's Army Motors
"You'll be fighting WWII the rest of your life," My father in 1971


Top
 

Offline
PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 18:13 pm 
1000+ Poster
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Wed Sep 01, 2004 15:42 pm
Posts: 1701
Real Name: Jon Moore
Group: 2nd Armored in Europe
Right guys, its taken me far too long to post these up but I think I have the codes apart from the exact serial number for each vehicle. This of course is for the 29th Infantry but can be changed for any infantry division. It is the right hand side that stays consitant.

[b]29th Division Headquarters
Divisional Headquarters[/b]
29 X * HQ 1
Recon Troop
29 29R * HQ 1
104th Medical Battalion
29 104M * HQ 1

116th Regimental Headquarters
Regimental Headquarters

29 116-I * HQ 1
Headquarters Company
29 116-I * HQ 4
Canon Company
29 116-I * CN 1
Service Company
29 116-I * SV 1
Anti Tank Company
29 116-I * AT 1
Medical Attachment
29 116-I * MED 1 *Still unclear on this one, there were no numerical medical units attached to regiment but the medical personel were from the medical corps and not organic to the regiment, so the vehicle would have been part of regiment.*

1st Battalion Headquarters
Battalion Headquarters

2 x ¼ ton Jeeps 29 116-I * HQ 1-1
29 116-I * HQ 1-2
Headquarters Company
¾ ton Weapons Carrier 29 116-I * HQ 1-3
¼ ton Jeep 29 116-I * HQ 1-4
Communication Platoon
5 x ¼ ton Jeeps 29 116-I * HQ 1-5
2 x ¼ ton Trailers
Ammunition & Pioneer Platoon
1 ½ Ton Dodge 29 116-I * HQ 1-10
Anti Tank Platoon
¼ ton Jeep 29 116-I * HQ 1-11
3 x 1 ½ ton Dodge 29 116-I * HQ 1-12
29 116-I * HQ 1-13
29 116-I * HQ 1-14
A Company
2x ¼ ton Jeeps 29 116-I * A 1
29 116-I * A 2

B Company
2 x ¼ ton Jeeps 29 116-I * B 1
29 116-I * B 2

C Company
2 x ¼ ton Jeeps 29 116-I * C 1
29 116-I * C 2

D Company (Heavy Weapons)
Company Headquarters

¾ ton Truck 29 116-I * D 20
2 x ¼ ton Jeep 29 116-I * D 1
Mortar Platoon
7 x ¼ ton Jeeps 29 116-I * D 2
6 x ¼ ton Trailers
Machine Gun Platoon
10 x ¼ ton Jeeps 29 116-I * D 9
8 x ¼ ton Trailers


Top
 

Offline
PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 19:40 pm 
 Profile

Joined: Fri Dec 23, 2011 17:20 pm
Posts: 6
Real Name: Diego del Solar Dorrego
Group: AACVM
Hello Fingers,I am from Argentina here we have 4 jeeps with gussets serial numbers and diferents bodys because hat channels are short than the others ones,they are not unders the foot steps like pics from medical and airborne jeeps,all have gusset numbers these are : 126451 37479 177820 90753
I think that this numbers and bodys where produced directly from fabric for Overlord to carry into Horsa Glyders, do you have any idea on this ?
Regards
Diego


You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.


Top
 

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 43 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to: