Military Soft Skinned Vehicles (SSV): Jeeps

Jeeps in Canadian Forces service

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3208538)

Canadian Provost Corps jeeps with various Allied officers, German officers, and Dutch civilians in the square at the time of discussion of food distribution to the Dutch population 2 May 1945.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3227315)

Infantrymen of The 48th Highlanders of Canada preparing to sweep the area between Apeldoorn and Harderwijk, Netherlands, 19 April 1945.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3262371)

Personnel of the Canadian Army Service Corps filling a jeep with gasoline, San Lorenzo in Monte, Italy, ca. 22 September 1944.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3524434)

Private H. Hackett of the 18th Field Ambulance, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps (RCAMC), offers a drink to Sapper K.J. Pratt, Bourgtheroulde, France, 26 August 1944.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3524679)

Civilians waiting to be moved back from the front; members of the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders of the 9th Infantry Brigade, 3 Infantry Division are in evidence. Rhine River, Germany, 25 March 1945.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4233351)

Jeep with LGen Charles Foulkes, near Cattolica, Italy, 1943.  

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3613493)

Jeep in Canadian Army service, Northwest Europe, 1944.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3586452)

RCAF Jeep and crew at a log cabin, Beaton River Canyon, British Columbia, June 1950.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3607579)

Jeep in Canadian Army service, England, ca 1940.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584553)

Jeep, RCAF Detachment, Norman Wells, NWT, 18 June 1951.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3203524)

MGen E.L.M. Burns with his jeep, during a visit to the Royal Canadain Dragoons, in Italy, 20 Mar 1944.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3524571)

Honable Clement Atlee (second from left) and Lieutenant-General A.G.L. McNaughton (extreme right) in jeep inspecting an airfield being built by personnel of the Royal Canadian Engineers, Dunsfold, England, 2 July 1942.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3613165)

Jeep towing a 2-pounder AT gun in the UK, ca 1942.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3608072)

Canadian solders training in the UK, ca 1940, with a 2-pounder AT gun towed by a jeep in the UK.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3205135)

North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment jeep ambulance being loaded onto an amphibious Buffalo AFV as the 8th Brigade embarks for a bridgehead, 11 Oct 1944.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3205259)

Loading a jeep ambulance into a Buffalo.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3208395)

Dutch civilians celebrate Liberation by crowding on jeep of 1st Canadian Corps.  Sgt Doug Skene and Tpr Frank Grummett are somewhere in the jeep, 10 May 1945.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3224245)

Canadian Army jeep struck by enemy fire on the road leading to Zettin, Netherlands, 20 Jan 1945.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4316434)

Canadian Army jeep with three officers driving past other Canadian officers in NW Europe, winter 1944-45.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3191706)

H/Major J.W. Forth, chaplain of the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa, assisting the Regimental Aid Party of the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa in loading a wounded soldier onto a jeep near Caen, France, 15 July 1944.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3397098)

Personnel of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps (RCAMC) loading a casualty into a Willys MB ambulance jeep, Sonsbeck, Germany, 6 March 1945.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3391694)

An ambulance jeep of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps (RCAMC), Vaucelles, France, 20 July 1944.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3391694)

An ambulance jeep of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps (RCAMC), Vaucelles, France, 20 July 1944.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3586347)

Private F.J. Dunn resting on his ambulance jeep while evacuating casualties south of Bad Zwischenahn, Germany, 29 April 1945.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3578062)

Canadian war correspondents in a jeep, Modica, Italy, 13 July 1943.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3607429)

Canadian war correspondents with film cameras and a jeep in Sicily, 1943.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3211515)

Personnel of the British Columbia Regiment with a jeep, near Brasschaet, Belgium, 14 October 1944.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3524572)

Lance-Corporal Bill Weston (left in jeep) receives a message from despatch rider Sapper Arnot Walter, both men with the 6th Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers (RCE), France, 2 July 1944.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3262371)

Personnel of the Loyal Edmonton Regiment filling a jeep with gasoline, San Lorenzo in Monte, Italy, ca 22 September 1944.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3524496)

Captain N.H. Chase returning from artillery observation flight in Taylorcraft Auster AOP III aircraft of the RAF, supporting the 17th Field Regiment, RCA, at Castel Frentano, Italy, 10 Feb 1944.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4233418)

General H.D.G. Crerar driving a jeep, ca 1945.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3205211)

Corps Commander Gen. H.D.G. Crerar at the wheel of jeep accompanied by Brig. Cunningham and Brigade Major N. Kingsmill, 19 June 1944.

(Li

brary and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4233418)

General Simonds on a jeep, ca 1945.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3224274)

General Guy Simonds, in jeep, inspecting an "Enemy Gun Park" of captured equipment, vehicles, and guns, 31 May 1945.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4233446)

Canadina Army jeep, 2nd Division Artillery parade, post war.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3599654)

Troopers of the Three Rivers Regiment in a jeep in England, 22 July 1942.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3206360)

Nursing Sister Constance Browne of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps (RCAMC) sitting in a jeep, Leonforte, Italy, 7 August 1943.

(NBMHM Photo)

Willys Jeep modified with the hood of a civilian car, in service with the Canadian Army in Europe during the Second World War. British census number M44232600.  This number was not used in Canada except on a few newly produced Otters, although a few other newly made vehicles during the war may have had it painted on them.  Universal Carriers have such a WD census number stamped into the top edge of the armour plate in front of the driver but had the DND number painted on while they were serving in Canada.  The DND census numbers were used in Canada.  The white star, British Jerrycan and modifications also suggest that the photo was taken in UK or Europe.  (Colin MacGregor Stevens)

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3524566)

Personnel of the 2nd Anti-Tank Regiment, RCA, using waterproofed jeep during river-crossing exercise, Bognor, England, 14 Dec 1942.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No.3202231)

Personnel of the 2nd Anti-Tank Regiment, RCA, using waterproofed jeep during river-crossing exercise, Bognor, England, 14 Dec 1942.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4532542)

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. VIIIc (Serial No. JG567), "Mary Ann", No. 67 Squadron, RAF.  Pilots are sitting in a jeep in front of the Commanding Officer's Spitfire at Akyab, Burma, 9 Jan 1945.  This was a day after a section led by the CO shot down five Japanese Nakajima Ki 43 Oscars from a force which attacked the port following its reoccupation.  Four of the five Nakajima Ki-43 kills from the 64th Sentai, IJAAF, were confirmed by post-war examination of Japanese records.

At the wheel is the Commanding Officer, Squadron Leader R.W.R. "Bob" Day from Victoria, British Columbia, who shot down two of the Ki 43s, and sitting next to him is Flight Lieutenant C.M. Simpson, who claimed another two.  The other pilots are, (left to right), Warrant Officer G.W. Milsom, Flight Sergeant E.R. Owen and Pilot Officer L. Brett.  JG567 was struck off charge in May 1945. (PLC0169)

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3227315)

Infantrymen of The 48th Highlanders of Canada preparing to sweep the area between Apeldoorn and Harderwijk, Netherlands, 19 April 1945.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3227320)

Jeeps with the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment in the bush, 19 April 1945.

(IWM Photo, B 8347)

U.S. made jeeps leading a column with carriers and a Sexton 25-pdr self-propelled gun, moving forward, south of Caen, 1 August 1944.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4233949)

MGen F.F. Worthington in a jeep.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3518851)

Private Maurice Richard (right), Canadian Provost Corps, talking with students of the Khaki University of Canada, who ride in a jeep driven by Lance-Bombardier R.S. Hughes, Leavesden, England, 15 April 1946.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3203850)

Jeep at the entrance to a German garrison base, where German soldier and Canadian troops check and accept soldiers wishing to surrender, 11 May 1945.

Willys Jeep, CM4231625, private collector, Oromocto.

Willys Jeep, private collector, Oromocto.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4235212)

Chaplains in the Field with a Ford M38 jeep, Camp Gagetown, sometime before 1965.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3524570)

Bombardier Bob Stuchbury washing jeep in creek en route to Falaise.  Le Beffen, France, 13 Aug 1944.

106-mm M40A1 Recoilless Rifle mounted on an M38A1 CDN3 Jeep, NBMHM.

The crew-served 106-mm M40 recoilless rifle is a portable anti-tank weapon that could also be used in an anti-personnel role with the use of an anti-personnel tracer flechette round.  The bore was commonly described as being 106-mm but is in fact 105-mm.  The 106 mm designation was intended to prevent confusion with incompatible 105-mm ammunition from the M27.

(DND Photo)

106-mm M40A1 Recoilless Rifle mounted on an M38A1 CDN3 Jeep, being unloaded from a transport aircraft in Cyprus in 1964.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4235730)

106-mm M40A1 Recoilless Rifle mounted on a jeep, Canadian Guards, possibly in Germany, ca 1962.

(Author Photo)

106-mm M40A1 Recoilless Rifle mounted on an M38A1 CDN3 Jeep, CFB Petawawa, now 4 Canadian Division Support Base (4 CDSB) Petawawa, Ontario, Aug 1974.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3931016)

3 RCR Cyprus - Members of 3 RCR in Cyprus leave one of their observation posts during a patrol in the outskirts of Nicosia, Cyprus, 1977.

M-151 Truck, Utility, 1.25-ton, 4 X 4 Jeep (G838), NBMHM.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 5056417)

UNIFIL - United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, convoy of trucks and buses, with an M-151 Truck, Utility, 1.25-ton, 4 X 4 Jeep (G838), 1 Oct 1978.

St. Albert

(Anthony Sewards Photos)

Jeeps. St. Albert, Reg Hodgson Collection.

(Anthony Sewards Photo)

GPA amphibious Jeep (Seep), St. Albert, Reg Hodgson Collection.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3607962)

GPA amphibious Jeep (Seep), the Netherlands, 1944-45.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3230150)

Chevrolet C15A truck, 15-cwt swb, late model with the round hatch, alongside a Canadian Army GPA amphibious jeep, P.5219935, Germany, ca 1944-45.  The “P” prefix for the British War Department Census Number is for Amphibious Vehicles.

The official caption states these are personnel of the 2nd 7th Reconnaissance Regiment (17th Duke of York’s Royal Canadian Hussars) transfering from a "Seep" (amphibious jeep) to a Chevrolet C60S truck serving as the unit bus at Weener, Germany on 13 Feb 1946.

Conspicuous vehicle markings include the formation sign of the 3rd Canadian Division, CAOF on each vehicle (the French-Grey marking of the 3rd Division was retained by the CAOF), War Department numbers, a speed limit marking on the windshield (35mph) of the 60-cwt, faded white blackout markings on the bumper, lift rings, and rear view mirror of the truck, and unit signs.  The Arm of Service flash (green over blue) of a reconnaissance unit is evident on the truck; the jeep appears to have a blue/yellow/red AoS flash indicating a RCEME unit.  Just visible in the photo are unit and formation signs on the upper bonnet of the truck, and what appears to be a tactical sign on the door of the truck.  The "BUS" sign is an unofficial addition by the unit.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3524575)

Canadian personnel of the 1st Commonwealth Division competing in jeep rally. (Left to right): Pte. Frank Bevins, Lt. Edward Blake, Cpl. Herb Read, Korea, 23 June 1954.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4235914)

LdSH (RC) M38 A1 CAN3 2¼ -ton 4 X 4 Jeep on patrol in Cyprus.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4814266)

4 CMBG Jeep driving through a town in Germany, Fallex, Sep 1977.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4816313)

4 CMBG Jeep leading a Centurion armoured vehicle-launched bridge (AVLB), 4 Field Sqn, RCE, Ex Reforger 74, Eilheim, Germany, Oct 1974.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4922171)

4 CMBG, RCD Leopard tanks and 3rd Bn RCR M113 APCs and jeep, Fallex 80, Germany, Sep 1980.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4235859)

SS11 Anti-tank missiles mounted on a jeep.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4234550)

Military Component Canadian Delegation to the International Control Commission in South Viet Nam with ICCS Willys Jeep, ca 1973.

(Anthony Sewards Photo)

Willys 2¼ -ton 4 X 4 Signals Jeep, 1 CMBG Headquarters.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4234422)

Canadian Provost Corps mounted in a Willys Jeep on UN duty in Egypt.

(Anthony Sewards Photo)

CJ-7 Jeep, awaiting restoration.  South Alberta Light Horse (B Sqn), CFB Edmonton.

(Photo courtesy of Janice Bull)

M151A2 1/4-ton, 4 X 4 Jeep (G838), Museum Park, Jack Cross Collection, Fort McMurray.

(Author Photo, 11 Oct 2019)

M38A1 1/4-ton Jeep.  4 Canadian Division Support Base (4 CDSB) Petawawa, Ontario.

(Author Photos, 11 Oct 2019)

M38A1 1/4-ton Jeep & Trailer, 2 MP Platoon, 4 Canadian Division Support Base (4 CDSB) Petawawa, Ontario.

(Author Photos, 2 Sep 2011)

(Author Photo, 11 Oct 2019

Willys 4X4 Jeep rigged for para drop, 4 Canadian Division Support Base (4 CDSB) Petawawa Military Museum, Ontario.

(Author Photo)

Willys MB 1/4-ton 4 x 4 Jeep, (Serial No. CM4231892), 808 Provost, inside the CFB Borden Military Museum, Ontario.  The formation patch indicates this Jeep was part of the headquarters and miscellaneous troops of the First Canadian Army.

M-151 Truck, Utility, 1/4-ton, 4 X 4 (G838), MUTT, inside the CFB Borden Military Museum, Ontario.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4235804)

1952 M38 CDN jeep markings, including a red rectangle with gold maple leaf for 1 Canadian Division.  There is also a blue triangle marking on the side of the jeep.  It is being transported across Swan Lake at Camp Gagetown, ca 1965.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4234042)

Field Ambulance jeep at Camp Gagetown, New Brunswick.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4235929)

Boeing Vertol CH-113A Voyageur (Serial No. 10411), airlifting a jeep.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4920762)

Fallex 84 - Infantry training. Hohenfels West Germany. A soldier from PPCLI wearing Miles equipment takes cover behind ja eep, during the training exercises, as part of the annual NATO manoeuvres, 27 August 1984.