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Old 01-12-19, 23:26
Alex van de Wetering Alex van de Wetering is offline
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C15A Cab 12 in Mill, 1945

source:https://www.bhic.nl
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Old 18-12-19, 00:12
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Two Monkeys in Utrecht 1945; slides from a movie in the Utrecht city archives

Chev 3ton or 30cwt and F15A cab12

source:hetutrechtsarchief.nl

And a Ford F30 Ambulance in Schiedam 1945
source:https://beeldbank.schiedam.nl/

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Old 21-12-19, 14:25
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Some more early CMP's in Rotterdam.

Water tanker. Hanno already posted this picture (Heemraadssingel Rotterdam) showing 2 early CMPs on page 1 of this thread, which he scanned from a book. The same picture now also appears on several locations on the web and honestly I don't know who has the rights for this picture. Anyway, the picture can be downloaded in reasonable quality, which makes it easier to zoom in on the water tanker.

The same truck appears one two more pictures attached. It seems it did loose it's cab doors during service.


Picture 1, 2, 3:
source: https://www.nationaalarchief.nl/bele...l-in-rotterdam

Picture 4 is a still from a movie from the Rotterdam archives:
https://collecties.stadsarchief.rotterdam.nl/

Any ideas about the house type trailer in the pictures? Back half of a Humber FWD ambulance made into a trailer??
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Old 21-12-19, 14:34
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More Rotterdam.
Stills from this movie:
http://in.beeldengeluid.nl/collectie...178/false/true

Two different early CMP's can clearly be seen in the movie, a cab 11 Ford F15A and a Cab 12 Chevrolet C15A. Both show the same modification to the roof....or rather the removal of the steel roof in favor of a canvas cover. I am guessing the roofs were removed in warm Italy and after the unit moved to Holland, the weather required a new cover???

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Old 21-12-19, 22:44
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More Rotterdam.
Stills from this movie:
http://in.beeldengeluid.nl/collectie...178/false/true

Two different early CMP's can clearly be seen in the movie, a cab 11 Ford F15A and a Cab 12 Chevrolet C15A. Both show the same modification to the roof....or rather the removal of the steel roof in favor of a canvas cover. I am guessing the roofs were removed in warm Italy and after the unit moved to Holland, the weather required a new cover???
Great finds, Alex. That footage shows a real hodge podge of vehicles, it seems most have been modified in some shape or form.

Here’s a roofless Cab 13 passing by. The tilt is modified as well.
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Old 22-12-19, 03:49
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The Canadians in Italy, especially 1st Division did get saddled with a lot of British 'left-overs' which had seen time in the Western Desert; so there is a good chance that some of the wheeled transport filmed in the Netherlands were real veterans.
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Post# 86 looks like a 1940 (1.5 ton) Chevrolet, being used by the SS... It may very well be Eastern Europe. Very interesting to see a captured British vehicle brought back from the desert and still in use...
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Old 16-01-20, 22:13
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The Canadians in Italy, especially 1st Division did get saddled with a lot of British 'left-overs' which had seen time in the Western Desert; so there is a good chance that some of the wheeled transport filmed in the Netherlands were real veterans.
Indeed, very likely. Add to that some of the fiercest fighting in NW Europe, and you're left with very worn-out vehicles.

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Old 16-01-20, 22:18
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Post# 86 looks like a 1940 (1.5 ton) Chevrolet, being used by the SS... It may very well be Eastern Europe. Very interesting to see a captured British vehicle brought back from the desert and still in use...
Rick Cove's picture has the file name "1st Panzer Div", this may be a clue?

The German did not take captured vehicles with them when they retreated from North Africa. They barely had enough shipping available for the soldiers and armoured vehicles. So if this is Eastern Europe, the truck must have come from elswehere.


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Not sure if this is Europe of Russia. The front or main truck is also interesting, I love the sand tyres in the mud.



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Old 16-01-20, 23:59
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Default Possible early Lend Lease from Canada....

Leassed to the Russian who shared with the German army.......

Amazing that some vehicles made it from North Afrika to Italy than shipped to Southern France and then driven to the Holland for battle...... the amazing number of cab 12 that survived is amazing and a testament to their strong built and ongoing field repairs..... basically if it ran it was used in battle..... all the while the new accumulating vehicle inventory sat in fields in England with limited means to move them to the front fast enough..... but GM and Ford and others still cranked them out.....

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Old 22-01-20, 23:59
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Here’s a Cab 11 in postwar civilian service, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Old 24-01-20, 00:19
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Has anyone found any early CMPs with wooden bodies in NW Europe 1944-45?

BTW - I think the F30 (Registration PFF503) posted awhile ago by Hanno is a later No.12 Cab vehicle with a donated early body and not built like that

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