Author Topic: Did they all go to war?  (Read 174 times)

Cleprechaun

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Did they all go to war?
« on: May 03, 2021, 11:31:35 PM »
Does anyone know just how likely our Halftracks were to see action in the war(s)? Did many never make it overseas, and instead just set out the war? I’d like to think my 1943 m15a1 was in the fight (WWII KOREA). Your thoughts.

col.halftrack

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Re: Did they all go to war?
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2021, 01:55:18 PM »
NO way to know for sure! Sadly. Most were certainly never sent overseas. They were used at various Forts/Camps for training purposes. Some stationed at various Forts or Airfields for other uses. Certainly: some were brought back to the states from Europe/UK as we prepared to invade Japan, how many??? Even post war units would train here and when deployed (called gyroscoping) they would send only the troops. Trading vehicles with the unit they were relieving.
1941 White M2
1942 White M4A1 was M4
1942 Autocar M2A1
1942 Autocar M3-75
1943 White M13 rebuilt as M16
1943 Diamond T M3A1