Some new picture discoveries of Dutch Army GPA's

Here we can put old pictures ,drawings ect from GPA in action during there military history .please don't upload other pictures they will be deleted.

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Some new picture discoveries of Dutch Army GPA's

Post by bobassel » Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:43 pm

Hi friends,
I am glad that I can share some interesting Ford GPA pictures with you.
I got permission to put these on the Forum.
It prooves that the Dutch army had a lot of GPA's after the war.
They are probably GPA's from the left over material that the Canadians left here.
I also have some pictures of GPA's that were doing service in the Dutch Indies, '45 - '49.
( unfortunately not for publishing) Marbrig 83208
A good friend of mine told me that the Dutch army in the Indies got these GPA's from American
vehicle surpluss in that area.
I suppose these GPA's stayed over there.
The Book "Jeeps in Dutch service" mentioned that there were 14 Ford GPA's in the Dutch army.
In spite of my investigations, unfortunately there are no more records of these GPA's.
No number, no frame numbers, no registration numbers, nothing, all destroyed cry
These are nice pictures of Dutch GPA's at Assen, and sailing in Zuidlaren beginning the '60 .
Dutch army plates KX-50-30 and KX-50-35.
Text on the front is 101GN, I think this means 101 Genie.
The GPA's that were on privat service during the floods of '53 were: K-53-40 and N-46383.
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Further info or comment welcome, Bob
Ford GPA 12350, april 4th 1943
Author of GPA book,
Willys MD M38A1, A13817 1952

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Re: Some new picture discoveries of Dutch Army GPA's

Post by Ian Grieve » Fri Oct 29, 2021 4:06 am

Interesting numbers, Bob, I know Lend-Lease records had 6 GPA's for the Netherlands. Not surprisingly, the Israel Navy had some GPA's as well, yet not under Lend-Lease, but rather postwar. Each source would have been either American or British vehicles.

I would like to see an extract from the book you mention, "Jeeps in Dutch Service".

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Re: Some new picture discoveries of Dutch Army GPA's

Post by bobassel » Sat Oct 30, 2021 1:44 pm

Hi Ian,
Yes I've been searching to records or evidence of this all.
The Dutch book says there where 12 GPA's in Dutch army forces, but the writer of the book
alerted me on a man, that was working in the Dutch army of those days.
He had no proove of the 12 GPA's, and unfortunately, all records have been destroyed.
He mentioned that they received them from the Canadian army.
They where first on the material list of the Dutch Army in 1955.
Probably disposed in 1961 / 1962 cry
Bob
Ford GPA 12350, april 4th 1943
Author of GPA book,
Willys MD M38A1, A13817 1952

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