As for running off to engage in tete-a-tete's with more lovelier specimens after just breaking the sound barrier for the first time, a few paragraphs later, as found at the same source as the first quote above as sourced for both below, the following shows up: However, how quick it was acted on is not known. We hope you will enjoy posting and browsing our ads! If air forces are alert, this can be broken up before they reach their "There is a plan for air and sea attack against San Diego, San Pedro and San Francisco, to Again, my dad did so, and did so for $225.00. They also reported that five messages in Japanese code were being sent daily between Brawley and Mexico City via short wave radio. THE ABOVE IS FROM A FOOTNOTE FOUND IN: 'Pancho,' Millie related, 'is really pissed. Am sending you this information for want of better channels to advise." All kinds of things were happening, especially in the aircraft and automotive fields and happening in the desert besides. No sooner had we arrived than my dad, who had been a one-time "carny" or barker, began meeting up with old friends, basically forgetting my brothers and me and why we were there. No sooner had my stepmother bought the ranch than my brothers and I, basically all city born and raised, moved in, doing all kinds of ranch stuff like ride horses, mend fences like ranch owners were always doing in TV and movies, and shovel horse manure like has to be done in real life. Whatever happened to Bosko's jeep is not known. ROBOT WOMAN Although a test pilot with North American Aviation like Welch, he wasn't there during the attempts to break the sound barrier not joining the company until 1954, around the same time Welch died. When we stopped for gas for the first time and with my dad complaining, the attendant, who had been in the Army and knew about jeeps said it was because of a "governor," a device or some such thing the Army put on vehicles to ensure they weren't driven too fast. (please click image) All stories of buried tanks and other armored equipment were denied, authorities saying they were patently untrue. As a treat to my brothers and me, even though a good part of Terminal Island was under tight security and off limits, my dad tied his work related trip into taking the three of us kids to spend the remaining part of the day and into the night at a huge waterfront amusement park not much farther away in Long Beach called The Pike. Expecting cooperation from aliens ashore. For us, we went from a bunch of kids tooling around the ranch to chasing locomotives out across the raw desert land at 90 miles per hour all the while watching B-36s and flying wings and hearing and sometimes feeling the sonic booms from the X-1. Although we weren't traveling in a jeep the trip was impacted big time by a military convoy escorted by jeeps. Willys Acres is an antique Jeep restoration company that started in 1999. A jeep, no top, my dad and three kids, no real back seats and all before seat belt days. 1951 Willys Truck One Ton 4WD . A couple of days later after camping along the way we were back at the ranch. The Willys MB or Ford GPW jeep of World War II were externally visually the same but with many small differences in production details. (for larger size click image then click again) (for larger size click image then click again) The following is how Al Blackburn, a test pilot himself, writes about the same scenario in his book ACES HIGH: The Race For Mach 1 (1999). Welch and the North American team knew that the official National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) equipment was being used to officially track Yeager and the X-1 and them only. The dredged San Joaquin River connects the city directly with the San Francisco Bay to the west, making Stockton one of only two California's inland sea ports --- with docks and everything. However, the event was highly memorable for me as a nearly ten year old boy. Today, the simplest way to have an actual military Jeep is to check at numerous military vehicle collector sites online. FIRST ARMY JEEPS GO ON SALE: $750.00, 1944 Higher up they were testing the Bell X-1 and breaking the sound barrier. Our main focus is on early Willys and Jeep vehicles (from 1941-1971). MARIA, THE FEMBOT FROM FRITZ LANGS 1927 MOVIE METROPOLISIN LOVE? Living on the ranch in the high desert of the Mojave in those days were heady times. She was basically staring straight ahead not really focusing on any of the goings on. Vehicles for Sale Click on image for more details . He set into place the plan moving the equipment to where it had to go from a central gathering place assessible to the railroad. Jan 27, 2021 ... 1954 MRC-87 USMC Forward Air Control Radio Jeep. He told her that on a certain day at a certain time he was going to break the sound barrier and wanted her to go outside and listen for the sound, documenting where she was, what she saw, heard, felt and time, telling her not to mention a word to anybody. Near the end of April or early May of 1942, U.S. Military Intelligence learned the Japanese had put to sea the small but fast Japanese 5th Fleet, commanded by Vice Admiral Hosagaya Boshiro and consisting of two light carriers and a seaplane carrier at its core, along with support ships; two strike forces, and his flagship group, comprising a heavy cruiser and two destroyers, protecting supply ships --- configured in what appeared to be a potential invasion force. The man looked at my dad to see if was OK to proceed, receiving a nod of approval. w.attachEvent('onload', f) : w.addEventListener('load', f, false); }(document, window)); "Prior to heading back to North American to brief the engineers, George telephoned Millie Palmer. dawn and coming over flying high. The time was noted and it corresponded to George's dive." During the summer of 1947, with me not even 10 years old yet, after visiting Meteor Crater and even staying the night in one of the ancient pit houses along the rim, my Uncle and I were on our way to visit the grave site of Billy the Kid, located near Fort Sumner, New Mexico. As I've stated elsewhere my dad actually bought the Jeep after answering an ad similar to the one you clicked through from. See: Higher up they were testing the Bell X-1 and breaking the sound barrier. The Fly Inn, built and owned by Barnes, eventually came to known throughout the latter part of World War II and for several years afterwards as the Happy Bottom Riding Club, a dude ranch built near Muroc Dry Lake right on the edge of Edwards Air Force Base in the high desert of the Mojave. DESERT SHIPS, SPANISH TREASURE Instead of any traditional farm or ranch equipment to speak of, and as pretty and beautiful and shiny the bright green and yellow John Deere tractors and combines looked on the showroom floor, my dad decided on other things. 45229: WAR DEPARTMENT 1956 jeep willys pickup truck. By June 3, 1942 Patton was convinced the fleet's final destination was to invade Mexico by landing on the beaches of Baja California, then move north into California. The night before reaching the grave, without even making a fire, we curled up in our sleeping bags on the desert floor under the stars. The following relates the events of that morning from the source so cited: WW2 old rusty cars. The air attack Those ten years after high school, especially in and where I traveled, having gone from a teenager to an almost mid-twenties GI, my vision not only didn't wane, but was bolstered and grew. Having done so, what it means is, that buying a jeep off the docks after the war cheap, would not have been a one-off just a sell one jeep only situation involving my dad and my dad only, then leaving all the rest to go. In the late 1940s, and especially so following the end of the war, the U.S. Army Air Force, with no real competition other than themselves, began putting a tremendous amount of extra time, money, and effort into breaking the sound barrier. I would argue later in the war than what? "The convoy itself was headed north or northeast and composed of several flatbed trucks carrying large crates, some covered with tarps some not, escorted by jeeps and followed in the rear by a huge tow truck. (see) When purchasing ex-military jeeps for sale in the UK, there are generally two types of vehicles available: ones that are updated and refurbished or the original, untouched, and sometimes dilapidated models. Any one have an old WWII project jeep for sale for a Combat Wounded Vet to restore and drive in parades? Excitedly, Millie related that a terribly loud ba-boom had nearly blown her out of bed. Did the famous WWII "Surplus Jeep" for $50 only exist in the back of magazines? In the air, flying right over the ranch, were B-36s and flying wings. I'M IN LOVE! 003323: WW2 US Army FT-285 Radio Table, for FT-237 Radio Base or SCR 508, SCR 528 Radio Sets in Scout Cars, Jeeps, Command Cars, Etc. It is possible the attack will be As found in The Boy and His Jeep, one of the last times I saw the jeep, or at least that I was specifically involved with it at any major level, the foreman of my stepmother's ranch, whose every other word was an expletive and had at one time, been a World War II Pacific Fleet Navy boxing champion, along with a few Navy buddies from China Lake Naval Air Station took the jeep with me along with them, down to Tecate, Mexico. My dad went crazy making concrete blocks, he made so many until he tired of it we even had a concrete block outhouse somewhere out on the property. During the assist the man from the crowd had also picked up the decoder. (please click image) This is the type of ad many looked at and dreamed of inexpensive military surplus including Jeeps, and apparently, a 19th century naval deck cannon, by the looks of the ad! THE JAPANESE SECRET WAR Oct 27, 2018 - middidg777: “jacdurac: “ A flat-pack WW2 Jeep still in the box ready to be built! GRAPHIC COURTESY SCOTT MANNING "There is a plan for air and sea attack against San Diego, San Pedro and San Francisco, to BEWARE OF WHAT YOU WISH FOR(please click image) The year before I had witnessed the Hughes flying boat being moved in a similar fashion and just the sight of all the army trucks trundling along out in the middle of the desert was exciting, but passing them, smelling the diesel, hearing all the noise, seeing all the wheels, and having the drivers salute or give a wave going by was unforgettable." Negotiable . By the spring of 1942, General George S. Patton Jr. had moved into the Indio and Brawley area and put into place a desert training center for his tanks and armored equipment. Of course, no one had previously heard any mining explosions, nor could that account for rattling windows only on the east facing side of the Fly Inn. The Jiffy Jeep competitions and demonstrations use a specially designed shell-of-a-jeep built for disassembly. Expecting cooperation from aliens ashore. During that period the troops were mostly divided into opposing Red and Blue Armies training in simulated, but realistic battles in preparation for real battles to come. The suspected Japanese invasion fleet eventually landed on Kiska Island in the Aleutian Chain on June 6, 1942. Naval Reserve and a chemical engineer and highly knowledgeable regarding the history of jerrycans, says that in his research a written report he has seen and read states "A sample of the jerrycan was brought to the office of the Quartermaster General in the summer of 1940." Robin Wolf writes in the book Rockridge (2007): Peter Bosko, pictured above right, an alumnus of the California College of Arts and Crafts returned from World War II and used loan guarantees in the G.I. Did he buy a jeep off the docks for $250.00? THE ABOVE IS FROM A FOOTNOTE FOUND IN: It is possible the attack will be At first the jeep wouldn't go over 45 miles an hour. made against San Diego and San Pedro first. The Roswell Ray Gun Neither were items like tool kits, shovels, axes, etc. He set into place the plan moving the equipment to where it had to go from a central gathering place assessible to the railroad. However, the 21st Century does offer a new version of this story—and this one is more reality than urban legend. Although a test pilot with North American Aviation like Welch, he wasn't there during the attempts to break the sound barrier not joining the company until 1954, around the same time Welch died. I heard the story off and on throughout the 1950s and 60s when it was about the World War II jeep, the Willys MB or Ford GPW. To accomplish that end they focused all of their time and expenditure on one single pilot, Chuck Yeager, and one single aircraft, the Bell X-1, a rocket-powered supersonic research airplane built by the Bell Aircraft Corporation. HOSTESSES, SOUND BARRIERS AND BIG BA-BOOMS They went to work gathering up everything they could find and made arrangements for the railroad to ship all heavy equipment it to where it had to go once gathered up. My uncle would take us out there to watch some of the hopped-up Ford flatheads hitting 150 mph. "Like your fortune told, boy," he asked, adding that it would cost twenty five cents. If air forces are alert, this can be broken up before they reach their As it was, no sooner had Patton gone than stories of armored equipment left all over the desert began to show up, some of it simply bulldozed into the ground. One day on a rare day off he had some job related business he had to attend too that required a special trip to Terminal Island to deal with it. Welch chuckled and swore Millie to secrecy." PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN JANUARY 20, 1944. For the skeptics, and they are legions, who say regardless of what I say or personally experienced, my dad nor anybody else ever bought a jeep at a ridiculously low price off the docks right after the war. JEEP SALES PRICE LIST 1946 During the summer of 1947, with me not even 10 years old yet, after visiting Meteor Crater and even staying the night in one of the ancient pit houses along the rim, my Uncle and I were on our way to visit the grave site of Billy the Kid, located near Fort Sumner, New Mexico. When Patton left the desert training area he and his staff was of course, to ensure that all operable or inoperable tanks, half-tracks and other assorted armored equipment was accounted for as well as gathered up and returned to their proper places. The next day after breaking camp close to daybreak we were about to turn onto a main highway from some side road not far from Fort Sumner we were stopped by a military convoy. There wasn't a chance of getting use of the equipment before Yeager and their crew did their thing and held the official record. They also reported that five messages in Japanese code were being sent daily between Brawley and Mexico City via short wave radio. We own 11 acres where we build, sell parts, and restore antique military Jeeps. Expecting cooperation from aliens ashore. When the two uncovered a supply of high octane aviation fuel stashed by German agents in Baja California and destroyed it, without the necessary fuel to implement the attack, the Germans had no other choice than abandoned the idea. Although not officially sanctioned by the powers that be like the Bell X-1, for North American and Welch it didn't matter. The following 69 vehicles were originally in E-1 condition and boxed for export. Excitedly, Millie related that a terribly loud ba-boom had nearly blown her out of bed. No sooner had my stepmother bought the ranch than my brothers and I, basically all city born and raised, moved in, doing all kinds of ranch stuff like ride horses, mend fences like ranch owners were always doing in TV and movies, and shovel horse manure like has to be done in real life. 1947 Ford Station Wagon $1525 In doing so, as an unanticipated side effect, it also hindered any further potential attacks from the desert or Mexico by the Axis powers similar to or like the planned aerial attack on Southern California by German pilots as cited above, that was by the way, stopped in it's tracks by actress-spy Rochelle Hudson and her husband. "Prior to heading back to North American to brief the engineers, George telephoned Millie Palmer. Used. That's where my grandfather came in. (photo source) Welch left a wife and two children. Notice the tommy guns, stabbings, hand grenades and exotic women. Living on the ranch in the high desert of the Mojave in those days were heady times. ABANDONED JEEPS IN THE JUNGLE; GENERAL PATTON BURIES THEM IN THE DESERT. "There is a plan for air and sea attack against San Diego, San Pedro and San Francisco, to Welch and the North American team knew that the official National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) equipment was being used to officially track Yeager and the X-1 and them only. He was still in the ejection seat when found. FOR INFORMATION ON OPERATION TORCH CLICK IMAGE My uncle made his turn and eventually caught and passed the convoy, continuing on our trip without incident. By the time Welch was a test pilot attempting to break the sound barrier he had become a civilian. "Any mention by me of Terry and the Pirates is typically made to draw an analogy to whatever I am writing about and the exotic-like underbelly-type milieu, real or not, that exemplified the Asian atmosphere Terry and his companions, pirates or otherwise, operated in. Stereotype? THE JAPANESE SECRET WAR My dad went crazy making concrete blocks, he made so many until he tired of it we even had a concrete block outhouse somewhere out on the property. After the Allied victory in North Africa under the banner of Operation Torch the need for desert-trained units declined and in May 1944, CAMA was closed leaving the whole of the desert area to the Colorado River and beyond basically empty of troops. Although we weren't traveling in a jeep the trip was impacted big time by a military convoy escorted by jeeps. 1952 Dodge M37 w/Winch. The attendant took a screwdriver, fiddled with a few things, and the next thing we knew the jeep could do over 60! The air attack Instead he chose to drive down the California coastline on Highway 1 --- and what a trip it was no matter what highway we would have used. dawn and coming over flying high. Last updated on Jan 07, 2021 07:31:35 PST View all revisions. When stuff actually started to show up the Army investigated and did find equipment left all over the training area. Welch had become quite close to, some say even excessively over enamored with, one of Pancho's hostesses who went by the name of Millie Palmer, taking her into his confidence. (please click image) made against San Diego and San Pedro first. Welch, a three-times over fighter pilot ace, increasingly concerned with the lingering effects from the malaria he contacted in the South Pacific during the war and how it might adversely impact upward mobility in the military, especially as a pilot, plus with potential peacetime on the horizon, he resigned his commission in the U.S. Army Air Forces and accepted the job. I'M IN LOVE! Number 5, figure 5 clearly points to and shows where the jerrycan was carried and mounted, an area, that in most traditional circumstances, the jeep can was mounted, as so aptly depicted in the graphic below. Although jeeps were often depicted among the graphics, most information in the ads that were jeep specific was in a special little bordered off section like the one below as found in the much larger ad further down that reads: If you go back to the small print ad I've presented above right and the one directly above, the lines read: "Also listed are more than 1,000 places where you can see thousands of different surplus items and buy them right on the spot!" In that the Colt was a black powder revolver and since nobody knew how to load it and everybody was afraid to, it was never loaded. (see) It’s still out there. 1947 Ford Super Deluxe 4 door sedan $1255 Article from warhistoryonline.com. All the logistics, paper work, infrastructure, and personnel must have been in place in some fashion for it to have happened for any number of people over and over, not just my dad. Crates fully enclosed in lauan plywood were stacked in several spots in Omix-ADA’s warehouse, with stenciled-on labels that offered a tantalizing hint at the possibilities enclosed within. Instead he stayed at Pancho Barnes' Fly Inn. VIDEO ANSWERS YOUR QUESTIONS And yes, even some of them may have been sold after the end of WWII. They also reported that five messages in Japanese code were being sent daily between Brawley and Mexico City via short wave radio. During the 1940s and 1950s, Bosko's Gallery was venue for a series of noted exhibits by major artists. That building, in a photograph taken by the U.S. Signal Corps in 1943 and although seldom if ever identified, is the Ordnance Depot Q640 in Tidworth, Wiltshire, England. We also did other really neat important things too like shoot guns and hop freight trains, especially the huge 4-8-8-2 cab forwards that stopped for water at a tower along the tracks near the ranch. Robin Wolf writes in the book Rockridge (2007): Peter Bosko, pictured above right, an alumnus of the California College of Arts and Crafts returned from World War II and used loan guarantees in the G.I. Nowhere does a date come up in regards to having a jeep in a box, either early or late in the war. Welch left a wife and two children. w.attachEvent('onload', f) : w.addEventListener('load', f, false); }(document, window)); EXCERPTED FROM WAR ASSETS ADMINISTRATION SALES CATALOG The air attack Robin Wolf writes in the book Rockridge (2007): Peter Bosko, pictured above right, an alumnus of the California College of Arts and Crafts returned from World War II and used loan guarantees in the G.I. With the assist of another man who stepped forward from the crowd the woman was soon back on her stool albeit somewhat disheveled. In my later teenage years the Colt was sent to a gunsmith for some reason or the other and while there the gunsmith let me fire three rounds through it. (function(d, w) { var x = d.getElementsByTagName('SCRIPT')[0]; var f = function() { var _id = 'lexity-pixel'; var _s = d.createElement('script'); _s.id = _id; _s.type = 'text/javascript'; _s.async = true; _s.src = "//np.lexity.com/embed/YW/6988eb1e4bf127f4ca37e1cd26b64961?id=d219c0504756"; if (!document.getElementById(_id)) { x.parentNode.insertBefore(_s, x); } }; w.attachEvent ? AND COLORADO RIVER FLOODS(please click image) In the spring of 1944 while still in the service, North American Aviation approached him to be a company test pilot. HOSTESSES, SOUND BARRIERS AND BIG BA-BOOMS All kinds of things were happening, especially in the aircraft and automotive fields and happening in the desert besides. "(As soon as Welch landed) he was informed that his wife Jan had gone into labor with their first child. (function(d, w) { var x = d.getElementsByTagName('SCRIPT')[0]; var f = function() { var _id = 'lexity-pixel'; var _s = d.createElement('script'); _s.id = _id; _s.type = 'text/javascript'; _s.async = true; _s.src = "//np.lexity.com/embed/YW/6988eb1e4bf127f4ca37e1cd26b64961?id=d219c0504756"; if (!document.getElementById(_id)) { x.parentNode.insertBefore(_s, x); } }; w.attachEvent ? JEEPS ARE NOT MB SLAT GRILLES BUT EARLY FORD GPs BEING SOLD AS SURPLUS BEFORE THE WAR ENDED. MARIA, THE FEMBOT FROM FRITZ LANGS 1927 MOVIE METROPOLISIN LOVE? Yes, those crates were warehoused. Her place featured a motel with quite a number of rooms and several suites, an abundance of riding horses and thoroughbreds, a restaurant that served up fabulous western-style meals and breakfasts to die for, three landing strips, a dance hall, gambling den, an ever present bevy of hostesses, and a world-famous bar which catered to military personnel from the nearby air base along with all of her Hollywood friends. Thus entered North American Aviation's jet-powered XP-86, a prototype of the F-86 Sabre and their pilot George S. Welch. In the spring of 1944 while still in the service, North American Aviation approached him to be a company test pilot. POST WAR: ARMY JEEPS ON SALE, 1949-1952 Welch flew the company plane up to Los Angeles, but arrived after his son had been born. Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. GRAPHIC COURTESY SCOTT MANNING Whatever happened to Bosko's jeep is not known. Not given to garrulity, more often than not he sought out the solo company of Millie Palmer, one of the lovelier specimens who found temporary refuge at the Happy Bottom Riding Club. "(source) The night before reaching the grave, without even making a fire, we curled up in our sleeping bags on the desert floor under the stars. ----- It carries with it a series of numbers, 1 through 6, each pointing to different areas of assembly concern. The next day after breaking camp close to daybreak we were about to turn onto a main highway from some side road not far from Fort Sumner we were stopped by a military convoy. MARIA, THE FEMBOT FROM FRITZ LANGS 1927 MOVIE METROPOLISIN LOVE? 1947 Ford Station Wagon $1525 1947 Ford Deluxe Model 3 passenger coupe $1076 On December 31, 1941, the IV Interceptor Command reported that several enemy planes were believed to have landed and been hidden near the inland desert communities of Indio and Brawley in the Imperial Valley of California. 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