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WWII U.S. Army Truck Driver School
« on: September 12, 2018, 09:51:58 »
For any of our MSE Ops out there,

"Elementary driving instructions and inspections" on a GMC CCKW 2½-ton 6x6 "Jimmy" truck.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29OrvsLBmhs

The original "Deuce and a Half".
It formed the backbone of the famed Red Ball Express that kept Allied armies supplied as they pushed eastward after the Normandy invasion.


 

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Re: WWII U.S. Army Truck Driver School
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2018, 10:16:17 »
I got to say some of the old WWII films are excellent in their production, information, explanation and presentation. Despite all the modern tools, I think we have lost the art of telling a technical story.

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Re: WWII U.S. Army Truck Driver School
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2018, 14:08:49 »
I like how the Sergeant demonstrates the "bayonet gauge" on a deuce-and-a-half.  :)

The first film shows drivers how to inspect their trucks at a base or armoury

The second film shows a driver taking care of his in the field.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8dBgEpg1FQ

Although these trucks are CCKW, as MSE Ops, we followed the same principles of inspection and preventative maintenance on our M135s.

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