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Pineville in Rapides Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Willys M38A1 Truck "Jeep"

United States

— Production---1952-1971 —

 
 
Willys M38A1 Truck "Jeep" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, April 21, 2022
1. Willys M38A1 Truck "Jeep" Marker
Inscription.  
Type: ¼ Ton Four-wheel Drive Utility Vehicle
Manufacturer: Willys-Overland Motors
Weight: 2,665 lbs (1.3 ton)
Engine: Hurricane F-Head inline-four, 134 cu in, 72 hp
Max Speed: 60mph
Operational Range: 220 miles

Commonly known as the "Jeep", this model saw service in Vietnam and with National Guard units throughout the US. The M38A1 replaced the M38 (1949-52) and World War II period Willys MB and Ford GPW models becoming the last military derivative of the original 1941 Jeep. This model featured round front fenders, a contoured hood, a two- piece windshield, top mounted windshield wipers, and was powered by the new "Hurricane” F-Head engine and Warner T90 transmission. Willys manufactured 101,488 of the M38A1 Jeeps, 80,290 for the US military and the rest for civilian or foreign military markets. The M151 Truck that replaced this model possessed significant design changes to the suspension and interior space making the M38A1 "the last Jeep".

Every unit in the Louisiana National Guard used Jeeps like these.
SN: 58695; Object ID# 666931
 
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Location. 31° 22.199′ N, 92° 24.251′ W. Marker is in Pineville, Louisiana, in Rapides Parish. Marker is on E Street near 3rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pineville LA 71360, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. M56 Self-Propelled Anti-Tank Gun (here, next to this marker); M37 Dodge Weapons Carrier (here, next to this marker); M19A1 "Duster" (a few steps from this marker); M113A2 Armored Personnel Carrier (a few steps from this marker); M2 155mm Field Gun (a few steps from this marker); D-7 Bulldozer (a few steps from this marker); M551 "Sheridan" Armored Airborne Assault Reconnaissance Vehicle (within shouting distance of this marker); M4A3 "Sherman" Tank (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pineville.
 
More about this marker. Streets given are inside Camp Beauregard. Located on the grounds of the Louisiana National Guard, Camp Beauregard base. The Louisiana Maneuvers & Military Museum is located on site. Highly recommend checking before a visit to make sure base/museum is opened and accessible to civilians, as it is an active
Willys M38A1 Truck "Jeep" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, April 21, 2022
2. Willys M38A1 Truck "Jeep" Marker
military base.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2022, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 138 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 26, 2022, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.

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Jul. 21, 2024