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Willys Jeep

 
 
Willys Jeep Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, September 5, 2010
1. Willys Jeep Marker
Inscription. In 1940, the U.S. Army put out a call to automobile manufacturers to produce a fast, lightweight, all terrain vehicle. The answer came in the form of the Willys MB. The Jeep was instrumental in World War II, the Korean War, and Vietnam.

This jeep is decorated in the colors of the U.S. Air Force. The Department of the Air Force was established on September 17, 1947, shortly after taking office, the first Secretary of the USAF, W. Stuart Symington said “In this day when a powerful counterattack is America’s only real answer to aggression, there can be no question that we need the world’s first air force. It is only through the global, flashing mobility of the Air Force that we can hold our counterattack poised, the destiny of the U.S. rests in the continued development of our Air Force.”

The Jeep was placed in the park in the fall of 2003.
 
Location. 33° 11.609′ N, 87° 31.536′ W. Marker is in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa County. Marker is on McFarland Boulevard East (U.S. 82), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located in the Tuscaloosa County Veterans Memorial park, located in front of University Mall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1701 McFarland Boulevard East, Tuscaloosa AL 35404, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Willys Jeep & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, September 5, 2010
2. Willys Jeep & Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gun from the U.S.S. Tuscaloosa (a few steps from this marker); U.S.S. Tuscaloosa (CA 37) (within shouting distance of this marker); Vought A-7E Corsair II (within shouting distance of this marker); Tuscaloosa County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); French 75 Millimeter Feldhase (within shouting distance of this marker); Replica Gates for Northington General Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); M60A3 TTS Medium Tank (within shouting distance of this marker); Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey) (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Tuscaloosa.
 
Also see . . .
1. Willys MB From Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 9, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
2. History of the Willys-Overland Motor Company From Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 9, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
Categories. MilitaryRoads & VehiclesWar, World II
 
Willys Jeep image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, September 5, 2010
3. Willys Jeep
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,110 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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