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British WW2 records - identifying a jeep

Article about: I have a Ford-GPW project with an identifiable frame number and I am fairly sure that it came to Norway as part of British equipment immediately post-War, before the US military aid took ove

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    Default British WW2 records - identifying a jeep

    I have a Ford-GPW project with an identifiable frame number and I am fairly sure that it came to Norway as part of British equipment immediately post-War, before the US military aid took over in the 1950's.

    Unfortunately I have, so far, not been able to find it in Norwegian records.

    Is there anywhere in the UK that might have a record of a jeep's WD nr and other data including transfer to a foreign country or civil register, based only upon the GPW-****** frame number ?
    I'm thinking possibly The Tank Museum, IWM, Army Museum ?


    Any suggestions gratefully received.

    Thanks

    DavidH
    Oslo Norway


    (BTW I'll be posting this enquiry also in other forums in case you might see it elsewhere)

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    Default Re: British WW2 records - identifying a jeep

    Hi David, the ONLY way this Jeep will be in the surviving records is if it served in the British Army into 1949 and got re-numbered. But the odds are it was left in Norway very early post war.

    I can tell you for sure that the museums listed above have no records. Been there and looked!

    All the individual WW2vvehicle records were destroyed many years ago.

    Cheers, Ade.
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