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1939 Chevrolet. US Army WWII Ambulance.
At the beginning of the 20th century, Metropolitan ambulances were as much a part of the American landscape as the bright red fire engines. With this section of the book discussing the various ambulances that the American army used in 1941 is full of photos and pictures of such models as the Cadillac model 62, the Packard model 4294. In the summer of 1943, these metropolitan ambulances suffered a rapid decline, the problem not their conception but rather the relentless use they were subjected to. when the time came to replace them, the medical Department clashed with the ordnance corps refusal to order more civilian orientated vehicles. Instead, the 1 1/2 ton, 4X2 vans still in production to answer the civilian needs were recommended. In 1943 and1944 Chevrolet supplied 356 models 4105-YR vans to be used as ambulances.
These large-scale medical vehicles were unique to the US army and began development in 1939,
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