Logo: 2021 Year of the Military Ford

Throughout all of 2021, MVM is celebrating the Year of the Military Ford.

Military Vehicles Magazine named 2021 the “Year of Military Military Ford.” We want to share photos of your military Ford vehicle in the magazine and on Facebook. Send high-resolution photos to Military Vehicles Magazine (Military@AimMedia.com).

We are proud to share some of the reader-submitted Ford vehicles (in no particular order):

Ford Pilot Model No. 1 "Pygmy," owned and displayed by the US Veterans Memorial Museum in Huntsville, Alabama

Ford Pilot Model No. 1 "Pygmy," owned and displayed by the US Veterans Memorial Museum in Huntsville, Alabama

Arlan Anklam's Ford GTB photographed against forest background.

Arlan Anklam's Ford GTB.

Richard Senge’s 1944 GPW. He restored it over the 2013-2021.

Richard Senges' 1944 GPW. He restored it over the 2013-2021. 

Ford WOA2 ‘Heavy Utility’ cars – chassis 7038837 – took the late Mike Ebeling, a noted WWII vehicle restorer, four years of intensive work to return to its former glory.

Ford built 9,059 of WOA2 ‘Heavy Utility’ cars between May 1941 and July 1944.This particular example – chassis 7038837 – took the late Mike Ebeling, a noted WWII vehicle restorer, four years of intensive work to return to its former glory. Mr. Ebeling used parts from five donors to renovate the WOA2.

Allan Michael Crane’s recreated Model 1917 Ford machine gun truck.

Allan Michael Crane’s recreated Model 1917 Ford machine gun truck. 

Dave Echeverria wrote, “1943 GPW “peep”, US Army Air Corps

Dave Echeverria wrote, “1943 GPW “peep”, US Army Air Corps , from Echeverria Field, Wickenburg AZ, where they trained glider pilots for glider-borne infantry in addition to powered flight basics. I donated it to American Legion in Wickenburg. Plane is a Texan owned by Doc Jones, Col (Ret) US Air Force. My dad trained in Navy WWII.”

Burt Boldebuck’s 1971 Ford-built M151A2.

Burt Boldebuck’s 1971 Ford-built M151A2. 

Dr. Grat Correll’s 1942 Ford GPW and its accompanying 1943 Bantam trailer

Dr. Grat Correll’s 1942 Ford GPW and its accompanying 1943 Bantam trailer were meticulously restored to be as accurate as possible. With the exception of the rubber and canvas, everything is NOS, right down to the carbine in the dash-mounted gun rack and the Browning 30 caliber machine gun on the passenger side step.

Ford-built M8 armored car operated by Roberts Armory.

Ford-built M8 armored car operated by Roberts Armory. 

Larry and Bonita Elsasser's 1962 Ford M151.

Larry and Bonita Elsasser's 1962 Ford M151. Larry wrote, “In 2020, of course, most shows where cancelled. We did attend a few, however, and the M151 always brought home a trophy or plaque.”

Paul and Evelyn Harless’ 1931 Model A Wrecker.

Paul and Evelyn Harless’ 1931 Model A Wrecker. 

Fred Hoppe’s 1944 Ford G8T.

Fred Hoppe’s 1944 Ford G8T.

Glen Foster’s USAF 1993 Ford F-350.

Glen Foster’s USAF 1993 Ford F-350.

Mike Nickels’ 1944 Auxiliary Ambulance was built by Ford and Shult Trailers.

Mike Nickels’ 1944 Auxiliary Ambulance was built by Ford and Shult Trailers.

John Chatham’s Ford 21C pickup.

John Chatham’s Ford 21C pickup.

Ford-produced Horch EGA Type 40 squad/command car photographed was WWII Days in Rockford, Illinois.

Ford-produced Horch EGA Type 40 squad/command car photographed was WWII Days in Rockford, Illinois.

Jeff and Wendy Rowsam's 1965 Ford F-100.

Jeff and Wendy Rowsam's 1965 Ford F-100. 

Bjorn Brandstedt's Ford-built XM757, a prototype for the M656 5-ton 8X8 truck.

Bjorn Brandstedt's Ford-built XM757, a prototype for the M656 5-ton 8X8 truck.

Stephan Schmidt's Ford GPW, day of delivery: 09.03.1942.

Stephan Schmidt wrote, “ Last year I bought a fully restored Ford GPW, day of delivery: 09.03.1942. We are driving it in the scenic beauty of the Eifel and, of course, in view of to the Bridge of Remagen.”

Dan Black’s Ford M151A2.

Dan Black’s Ford M151A2. 

Will Connor from Santa Rosa, California, shard this image of his 1966 Ford M151A1.

Will Conner from Santa Rosa, California, shard this image of his 1966 Ford M151A1. 

Scott sent these photos of a 1941-42 Ford V3000 Mauliter. He completed the 8-10 year restoration in 2020.

Scott sent this photo of a WWII German 1941-42 Ford V3000 Mauliter. He completed the 8-10 year restoration in 2020.

Jackie Walker wrote, “Our 1989 Ford F350 xl Ambulance is ex-USAF. It came off RAF Mildenhall, UK.”

Jackie Walker wrote, “Our 1989 Ford F350 xl Ambulance is ex-USAF. It came off RAF Mildenhall, UK.”

Gavin Gardiner shared this photo of his 1941 Ford GP.

Gavin Gardiner shared this photo of his 1941 Ford GP.

Pete Thompson's 1972 Ford M152A mounting a 1966 Browning M2 .50 cal machine gun.

Pete Thompson's 1972 Ford M152A mounting a 1966 Browning M2 .50 cal machine gun. Named “Tookie” after Pete's wife, Rivers. They  have owned since Mother’s Day 2007. Bumper markings are: ODA-13, 46th Special Forces Company (Airborne), 1st Special Forces, Thailand. Pete is a retired Colonel, Army Special Forces. 

Dan Bowman's 1944 Universal Carrier, Ford of Canada.

Dan Bowman's 1944 Universal Carrier, Ford of Canada. Dan wrote, "A work in progress! Work began in May 2019 with a trip to Canada. Not perfect, still hunting for some detail parts but that’s all part of the game. Rebuilt period correct flathead Ford engine."

Alan Christenson's  '42 GPW. Photo taken in my back yard in Chino Valley, Arizona. The jeep was rescued from a farmer's field in California. The restoration took about two years. Alan drives it weekly and enjoys participating in local parades.

Alan Christenson's '42 GPW. Photo taken in my back yard in Chino Valley, Arizona. The jeep was rescued from a farmer's field in California. The restoration took about two years. Alan drives it weekly and enjoys participating in local parades.

1945 GPW in US Navy livery with Henry Taylor behind the wheel

Henry Taylor wrote, “Our 1945 GPW served on board the escort carrier, The Badoeng Strait (CVE-116), at the end of WWII and through three tours during the Korean War. The Jeep was previously owned by an American Legion member. Since I have owned it, I have driven in several Old Soldiers parades as well as parades with Korean War Veterans Association, The Old Guard, and the GMVPA. Our son uses it to welcome new students to the sailing classes he teaches at the Atlanta Yacht Club. The great thing about the Jeep is that my wife likes it!”

Larry Johnson’s Ford-built 1970 M151A2 sharing space with his 1970 AM General M813 5-ton.

Larry Johnson’s Ford-built 1970 M151A2 sharing space with his 1970 AM General M813 5-ton.

Rod Shaver'sFord M151A1 Jeep, delivery date of 4-1968.

Rod Shaver wrote, “I just finished this Ford M151A1 Jeep, delivery date of 4-1968. It was a barn find in Albuquerque, NM about 5 months ago. I took it to the traveling wall in Williams June 3-5, 2021, for its first event.”

Chuck Roberts of the Roberts Armory sent this photo of a T-16 universal carrier.

Chuck Roberts of the Roberts Armory sent this photo, writing, “The T-16 universal carrier was an upgraded version of the British-designed Bren Carrier of WWII. Approximately 13,000 T-16s were manufactured by the Ford Motor Company in Massachusetts and sent to the British Army from 1943-1945. The British designation was T-16 Mark 1. The T-16 was used as a machine gun platform and as a prime mover for field artillery. The Canadians and Russians also received T-16s under the Lend-Lease act of 1939.”

Tracy Counterman wrote, “My 1944 GPW In the back yard as I was getting things ready for the WWII Weekend in Reading, Pennsylvania.”

Tracy Counterman wrote, “My 1944 GPW In the back yard as I was getting things ready for the WWII Weekend in Reading, Pennsylvania.”

John Neuenburg’s March 1942 GPW was built at the Richmond, California plant. John uses it to represent a WWII British L Detachment, Special Air Service vehicle.

John Neuenburg’s March 1942 GPW was built at the Richmond, California plant. John uses it to represent a WWII British L Detachment, Special Air Service vehicle.

Richard Senges shared this photo of a restored 1944 GPW.

Richard Senges, Victor, NY, shared this photo of his restored 1944 GPW. Other extras not shown in the image on this July 5, 1944 Louisville, KY jeep are: six volt electrical system, original WW2 six volt siren, yellow bridge plate, red rank plate, top canvas, rope, .50 cal. M31c MG mount, .30 cal. M24 step mount, full equipment, full spare parts kit, full tools, period fire extinguisher, original first aid kit loaded, original correct filterette, original decontaminator, saddle bags, various canvas covers, fuel spout, air gauge, manuals, maintenance form, original canvas windshield cover, crash pads and water bag, five combat wheels, brass carb tag, and oil filler cap brass tag.

Photo of Warren Matthews' Ford F-100 Pickup in front of an old steel bridge. Flight of ducks overhead in v-formation.

Warren Matthews' Ford F-100 Pickup. 

Sandy Luzano driving his 1942 GPW at his grandson’s graduation drive by parade, St. Juliana’s School on May 28, 2021.

Sandy Luzano driving his 1942 Ford GPW at his grandson’s graduation drive by parade, St. Juliana’s School on May 28, 2021.

Britt Dietz's June 26, 1944 GPW Jeep #208102. She’s a Lousiville, KY Jeep with an ACMII body tub.

Britt Dietz's June 26, 1944 GPW Jeep #208102. She’s a Louisville, Kentucky, Jeep with an ACMII body tub. While the data plate and the frame have matching numbers, the engine does not. She has a lot of original parts on her including what was an untouched/unopened D-18 transfer case that was full of Ford F parts everywhere: Axles, transfer case, steering system, bumpers, grille, hood, windshield, seats, and many other parts are all original WWII GPW. The hood number was recovered from the hood during a whole day-long slow wet sanding.

1967 Ford-produced M151A1 equipped with a P170 mine detector

1967 Ford-produced M151A1 equipped with a P170 mine detector.

Jerry Nolan's 1944 GPW.

Jerry Nolan's 1944 GPW.

Don Meinhardt's 1969 M656.

Don Meinhardt's 1969 M656.

Joe Plechavy driving his cousin Jack in a Veterans Day parade in 2013. Joe's 1942 GPW is a testament to his father's memory and to the service of all veterans.

Joe Plechavy driving his cousin Jack in a Veterans Day parade in 2013. Joe's 1942 GPW is a testament to his father's memory and to the service of all veterans. 

Ron Rodgers' 1942 red and yellow striped "Follow Me" GPW.

Ron Rodgers' 1942 "Follow Me" GPW.

Pascal Vermeersch's 4/9/1942 Ford GPW14284 photographed at Saint-Hubert Military Airfield in Belgium.

Pascal Vermeersch's 4/9/1942 Ford GPW14284 photographed at Saint-Hubert Military Airfield in Belgium.

John Headly's three GPs. They have designations of the three Chennault Flying Tiger Squadrons.

John Headley's three GPs. They have designations of the three Chennault Flying Tiger Squadrons.

Leo Jankowski's three 1942 Ford GPWs. The Navy unit has a true USN heritage, The OD unit is a tribute to his uncle who served in WW2 US Army, and the red unit will be done up as USMC as tribute to his other uncle who served in WW2 USMC.

Leo Jankowski’s three 1942 Ford GPWs: The Navy unit has a true USN heritage, the OD unit is a tribute to his uncle who served in WWII US Army, and the red unit will be done up as USMC as tribute to his other uncle who served in the USMC during WWII.

Mario Maipid sent this photo of his 1943 Ford Model GPW currently on display at the 2021 Kentucky State Fair - Educational Exhibit: “Kentucky Remembers World War II.” His GPW and the accompanying displayed items seen in the background are in paying tribute to JEAN LINDOW - HUEY (1927-2021) the young lady photographed on the “LAST JEEP” that rolled off the Louisville Branch on July 1945. Mario named my GPW “JEAN” for this tribute for the duration of the Kentucky State Fair.GPW 98036 (Matching SNs) DoD 2-16-43, Louisville Branch

Mario Maipid sent this photo of his 1943 Ford Model GPW currently on display at the 2021 Kentucky State Fair - Educational Exhibit: “Kentucky Remembers World War II.”  His GPW and the accompanying displayed items seen in the background are in paying tribute to JEAN LINDOW - HUEY (1927-2021) the young lady photographed on the “LAST JEEP” that rolled off the Louisville Branch on July 1945. Mario named his GPW “JEAN” for this tribute for the duration of the Kentucky State Fair.

Denis Newman’s 1962 Ford M151A2 and matching trailer are restored back to original. The M35A2, though, is an AM General!

Denis Newman’s 1969 Ford M151A2 and matching trailer are restored back to original. The M35A2, though, is an AM General! 

Eric F Kalamaja's Louisville-built GPW

Eric F Kalamaja's Louisville-built GPW (5-11-42).

Kent Oberle's 1964 Ford Falcon Army Staff Car. The 144 http://cu.in., 6-cylinder, 3-speed standard had a US Army identification tag screwed on the underside of the trunk lid. This photo was taken in Milwaukee after the Veteran's Day Parade on November 5, 2016.

Kent Oberle's 1964 Ford Falcon Army Staff Car. The 144 http://cu.in., 6-cylinder, 3-speed standard had a US Army identification tag screwed on the underside of the trunk lid. This photo was taken in Milwaukee after the Veteran's Day Parade on November 5, 2016.

KILROY Chapter MVPA members Ford vehicles at a recently concluded MV show at the “HONOR THE FALLEN - LST 325 TOUR” - Brandenburg Riverfront Park, Brandenburg, KY, 5 September 2021. L-R: 1967 M151A1 MUTT; 1965 M151A1 MUTT; January 1943 Louisville-built model GPW; and February 1943 Louisville-built Model GPW.

Mario Maipid sent this photo, writing, "KILROY Chapter MVPA members Ford vehicles at a recently concluded MV show at the “HONOR THE FALLEN - LST 325 TOUR” - Brandenburg Riverfront Park, Brandenburg, KY, 5 September 2021. L-R: 1967 M151A1 MUTT; 1965 M151A1 MUTT; January 1943 Louisville-built model GPW; and February 1943 Louisville-built Model GPW."

Jimmy Boyett sent this snapshot of an M38A1 built by Ford of Canada.

Jimmy Boyett sent this snapshot of an M38A1 built by Ford of Canada. According to Canadian author David Dunlop, 2,140 M38 CDN Jeeps were built by Ford in 1952, and over 1,000 M38A1s in 1953.

Christopher Crutchley shared this cheeky photo of his GPW.

Christopher Crutchley shared this cheeky photo of his GPW right at home in England.

We will continue to share readers' military Fords throughout 2021. To share you your military Ford, send high-resolution photos to Military Vehicles Magazine.

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