Motor Vehicle Mechanics’ Tool Sets And Other Tools
Tools. Every Army needs them and the US Army was no exception. Lists of authorized tools for “Truck Companies” were published by the Quartermaster Corp. The volume I have seen was published in 1943 in TM 10-475 “Quartermaster Handbook” that I obtained from Jeff Quirin, Quirin’s Military Collectibles of Arizona, QMCAZ@theriver.com of AZ.
Of course the tool sets for Willys MB and Ford GPW jeeps are by now well known. You can see a wonderful display of original tools on www.g503.com.Both files are from QuarterMaster Handbook TM 10-475 Truck Company.
In this section, “Tools”, military jeeps tools that I have collected over the years are displayed. Some of them are only representative of the originals others are genuine. You will also find articles taken from the original World War Two magazine Army Motors that describe “newly” issued tools or improvised tools designed by GIs in the field. I hope you find it as interesting as I do!
To see the various items in this section, merely use the menu at left. Hovering over the Tools link will reveal currently available entries.For a larger version of the above picture in PDF format (warning LARGE file). For a complete list of the Motor Vehicle Mechanics’ Toolset see this PDF (warning very LARGE file).