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Description: This photograph, taken in the 1960s, documents four models of Jeeps manufactured by Willys-Overland Company (later Kaiser Jeep Corporation) of Toledo between 1940 and 1963. On the left is the MA model, which was built in small quantities in 1940 and 1941. The Jeep second from the left is the MB model. It was mass-produced for U.S. and Allied forces during World War II (1941-1945). 368, 714 of the Jeeps were built. Second from the right is the M38, which was produced between 1950 and 1952 for troops serving in the Korean War (1950-1952). On the right is the M38A1, manufactured between 1952 and 1963. The photograph is 8" x 10" (20.32 x 25.4 cm). Willys-Overland was the second-largest automobile manufacturer in the United States in the 1950s, employing one-third of Toledo's work force. Barely surviving the Great Depression of the 1930s, the company produced Jeeps for military use in World War II. The Willys-Overland Company became a part of DaimlerChrysler in 1998 and continued to produce SUVs (sport utility vehicles) for the general public. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Om3262_4549698_001
Subjects: Transportation; Business and Labor; Automobiles; Automobile industry; Jeep Corporation; Willys-Overland Motors, Inc.
Places: Toledo (Ohio); Lucas County (Ohio)