Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Jeep Converted to Ambulance - Navy Art

Recruiting poster of World War II.

One of the great innovations of the war, the pug-nosed, pugnacious Jeep 4x4, reveals a softer side of its nature as it becomes an ambulance on the Bougainville jungle front.

Though often painfully jolting to the wounded on its journey through the twisted trails of the jungle, the Willys MB Jeep vehicle at least gets the casualties away from the firing lines speedily.

Plasma transfusions are sometimes given en route, despite the rocky motion.

Kerr Eby #43
Pastel drawing, 1943
Gift of Abbott Laboratories
Uploaded on Flickr by Lee Ekstrom