Saturday, June 16, 2012

The Jeep In The Pacific With LIFE’s George Lacks And Carl Mydans

Just as there was much work to be done in Europe after the war to rebuild, there was a similar amount on the other side of the world. The jeep, once a part of the war machine, now served as a trusty companion for the forces who worked to wrap up the war and build a peace time world. From George Lacks’ photo of a jeep disembarking a cargo plane in China to Carl Mydan’s shots in the Philippines and the scrapped excess war materiel stored on Okinawa and a short time later the re-emergence of war in Korea, the jeep played a prominent role in the activities in this key part of the world. Enjoy the photos today and come back tomorrow for more!

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