January 10, 1942 – Ford issued contract to build Willys Jeep
Photographie américaine - (col. Normandie Mémoire) Un convoi américain arrêté sur une route : -une jeep Ford GPW baptisée "AL" appartenant à la Cie A du 50th Amored Infantry Battalion de la 6th Armored Division US (super sixth) - suivie d'une jeep de l'ASCZ (Advanced Section of the Communication Zone). -au fond derrière la Jeep ASCZ un Half-Track M3A1. La 6th US AD débarqua à Utah Beach le 18 juillet 1944.

January 10, 1942 – Ford issued contract to build Willys Jeep

Prior to the US entering WWII, the U.S. Army contacted 135 companies and asked for prototypes of a four wheel drive reconnaissance car. Only two responded, American Bantam and Willys-Overland.…

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