The Iron Workhorse
October 30, 2013
My Dad spoke about the “5×5” truck he drove with the 224th. He never gave many details but said it was a reliable, sturdy workhorse that got around in the remote places where it was used. I’m reposting a shot of him behind the wheel of a 5×5 taken in Florida. Here’s the caption info as per the previous posts;
Written on the front is “Pete in a 5×5” “Clermont Fla Oct. 1943”. On the back Dad wrote ”Yours truly in a five by five coming in after a hard days work believe that or not”.
Here’s a good page from Wikipedia giving a bit of history on the 5×5, technically called the Dodge WC51 series truck. As you will see there are many variations. Here’s the link; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodge_WC_series
A friend, Rusty Justice sent me this image of his Dad Victor, also in the 224th with his 5×5 in New Guinea.