The Iron Workhorse

five_by_fiveMy 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;

Victor Justice and his workhorse

Victor Justice and his workhorse; Photo courtesy Rusty Justice-all rights reserved

A friend, Rusty Justice sent me this image of his Dad Victor, also in the 224th with his 5×5 in New Guinea.

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