1942 Willys Jeep / Jeep Willys de 1942
Through arctic cold, desert heat, or jungle humidity, the rugged reliability of this no-frills "Vehicle, General Purpose" (G.P.) made it the most successful and recognizable Allied vehicle of the Second World War. Between 1939 and 1945 more than 500,000 were produced.
Le froid arctique, la chaleur du désert et l'humidité de la jungle n'ont pas entamé la fiabilité de la Jeep - prononciation des initiales anglaises G.P. qui signifient "Usage général". Sa robustesse et sa simplicité en ont fait le véhicule allié le plus connu et le plus réussi de la deuxième guerre mondiale. Entre 1939 et 1945, la jeep a été produite à plus de 500 000 exemplaires.
Here on the Home Front, Jeeps were used as staff cars or to deliver supplies and dispatches. They were often driven by members of the Canadian Women's Army Corps.
Et de ce côté-ci du front, les jeeps servaient de voitures d'état-major, à transporter le ravitaillement et les messages. Elles étaient souvent conduites par des membres du Corps d'armée des femmes canadiennes.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & Vehicles • War, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1939.
Location. 48° 25.966′ N, 123° 27.141′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital. Marker and vehicle are on the grounds of Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites of Canada. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 603 Fort Rodd Hill Road, Victoria BC V9C 2W8, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Officer's Quarters / Logements des officiers (a few steps from this marker); Warrant Officers Married Quarters / Logement de l'adjudant (within shouting distance of this marker); Heavy Metal and Drugs-in 1912? / La machinerie lourde en 1912... (within shouting distance of this marker); Second World War Temporary Buildings (within shouting distance of this marker); Upper Battery / Batterie supérieure (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Guardhouse / Corps de garde (about 90 meters away); "Ack Ack" (Anti-Aircraft) Artillery (about 90 meters away); Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
Also see . . .
1. Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites of Canada. (Submitted on November 3, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Autobiography of a Jeep at YouTube (1943). (Submitted on November 3, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Willys MB at Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 3, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 3, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 486 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 3, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.