Willys Jeep

Willys Jeep (HMNQT)

Location: Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 Tuscaloosa County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 11.609', W 87° 31.536'

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In 1940, the U.S. Army put out a call to automobile manufacturers to produce a fast, lightweight, all terrain vehicle. The answer came in the form of the Willys MB. The Jeep was instrumental in World War II, the Korean War, and Vietnam.

This jeep is decorated in the colors of the U.S. Air Force. The Department of the Air Force was established on September 17, 1947, shortly after taking office, the first Secretary of the USAF, W. Stuart Symington said "In this day when a powerful counterattack is America's only real answer to aggression, there can be no question that we need the world's first air force. It is only through the global, flashing mobility of the Air Force that we can hold our counterattack poised, the destiny of the U.S. rests in the continued development of our Air Force."

The Jeep was placed in the park in the fall of 2003.
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 5:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 451007 N 3672859
Decimal Degrees33.19348333, -87.52560000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 11.609', W 87° 31.536'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 11' 36.54" N, 87° 31' 32.16" W
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Area Code(s)205
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2014 McFarland Blvd E, Tuscaloosa AL 35401, US
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