GPA-Gathering Normandy 2014

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GPA-Gathering Normandy 2014

Post by Jan Roelse » Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:07 am

Dear GPA-friends,

GPA-owner Philippe Pierrejean (France) # 8334 would be very happy to meet us all - as much as possible - June 5, 2014 in the town of Carentan. If you stay in Normandy that time with your GPA be very welcome near the Port.
According Philippe , there is not salty water at that location. At the moment there are 12 GPA,s already listed.
Much more expected!!! If you are interested to join us? Please mail your serial numer a.s.o. to: philippep51@aol.com
For more detailed infomation and program see the message of my friend Bob.
I am looking forward to meet a lot of you all on the 5th of June!

With "Amphib"- greetings from Holland and best wishes for 2014,
Jan Roelse #11933
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GPA 1943 #11933
GPW 1942 #34836
WLA 1942 #60724
WLC 1943 #5185
WC 56/57 COMMAND CAR
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Re: GPA-Gathering Normandy 2014

Post by bobassel » Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:48 am

Jan , you just are ahead of me!! joker
Here my topic:
Hi (GPA) friends,

Some of you had already contact with Philippe Pierrejean, but I like to
inform you concerning the hapening on June the 5th in Carentan.
Philippe tried to get as many as possible GPA's together during this meeting
in Carentan 2014.
I made him member of G504, so he can use our forum as well!

This is what Philippe wrote:

I expect the exact date of this day of remembrance with the town of
Carentan.
I spend some time to see officials from the port and the city in July 2013,
concerning June 5th 2014.
This will be an important day for the city of Carentan because it is the
first port in France that was libarated in 1944.
Amphibious jeeps will have a place of honor in the port.
The gathering will be only for the GPA's, not other amphibians
I established the GPA's for the city program.
I offered a storageplace by serial number in the morning around 10:00 and
a parade in the town of Carentan and a meal offered by the city-locals near
the port.
From 14:00 to 16: 30 p.m.we are alowed to go into the water with the GPA's.
(sweet water)
16:30 to 18:00 privat sale and exchange market for parts from GPA's and for
owners of GPA's.
Registration is free and the purpose is to spend a good day between owners
of GPA's in a very historical area in this 2014 date
with GPA friends.

Philippe,

Here is a list with GPA owners so far known to Philippe:

8334 Philippe Pierrejean, France
12779 Pierre Mouray, France,
3052 Dominique Cordonier, France
6849 Cees Witte, Holland
12383 Alexi. Salome, France
12056 Jean Ziger, luxembourg
11511 Joe Lorsignol, France
11747 Luc Coesens, Belgium
4928 Bob Asselbergs, Holland
7177 Eric Rouvez, Belgium
11397 Koer Wijker, Holland
11933 Jan Roelse, Holland


For contact mail Philippe Pierrejean:

gpa51philippe@aol.fr
philippepj51@aol.com

Greets Bob Asselbergs.
Ford GPA 12350, april 4th 1943
Author of GPA book,
Willys MD M38A1, A13817 1952

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Re: GPA-Gathering Normandy 2014

Post by 41jeeps » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:00 pm

We'll be there !!

Luc Coesens
GPA 11747

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Re: GPA-Gathering Normandy 2014

Post by Bob leguit » Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:35 pm

I olso will be there with my dad (Guus Leguit) and 2 GPA's

GPA 3762
GPA 1757 (still under restauration)

Regards, Bob leguit

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Re: GPA-Gathering Normandy 2014

Post by Jan Roelse » Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:55 am

17 GPA,s at the moment for Carentan according Philippe!
Regards,
Jan
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Normandy Carentan GPA-Gathering 2014

Post by bobassel » Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:36 am

Just back from the Normandy happening.
A gathering of 24 GPA's at Carentan sunny ( record?)
A warm sunny June the 6th with thousants of vehicles.
It was great!
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Greets, Bob
Ford GPA 12350, april 4th 1943
Author of GPA book,
Willys MD M38A1, A13817 1952

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Re: GPA-Gathering Normandy 2014

Post by bobassel » Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:59 am

Ford GPA 12350, april 4th 1943
Author of GPA book,
Willys MD M38A1, A13817 1952

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Re: GPA-Gathering Normandy 2014

Post by bobassel » Tue Dec 16, 2014 10:00 pm

Unfortunately I lost my Normandy pictures, because of a computer crash cry
(forgot to put these on my extern hard disc)
A German friend mailed me this youtube film sunny
Enjoy ! , Bob

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGw7souTDVk
Ford GPA 12350, april 4th 1943
Author of GPA book,
Willys MD M38A1, A13817 1952

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