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G503 WWII Jeep 1944 Willys MB History

The G503 WWII Jeep 1944 Willys MB has an important place in history. Here some interesting notes about the Jeep history for this time period.

This article applies to Willys MB WWII Military Jeeps 

1. Willys Contracts
Willys had 7 contracts with the Government to build the Willys/Bantam design jeep. They were as follows: (summarized from Nabholtz information)

Contract #Serial #Date of DeliveryHow Many?(Approx)
W-1100001-118xxxNov 41 - Feb 4218,000+
W-2118xxx-142xxxFeb 42 - May 4224,000+
W-3142xxx-204xxxMay 42 - Jan 4362,000+
W-4204xxx-289xxxJan 43 - Dec 4385,000+
W-5289xxx-402xxxDec 43 - Dec 44113,000+
W-6402xxx-456xxxDec 44 - Jul 4554,000+
W-7456xxx-459851Jul 45 - Sep 453500~

3. A Willys Jeep produced in 1944 would mostly be under one contract:
Contract W-5 (late Dec maybe W-6)
Serial numbers: 289xxx-402xxx


1944 Production by Month

MonthSerial NumberHow Many?
Jan 44293xxx-301xxx8,000~
Feb 44301xxx-310xxx9,000~
Mar 44310xxx-319xxx9,000~
Apr 44319xxx-327xxx8,000~
May 44327xxx-337xxx10,000~
Jun 44337xxx-346xxx9,000~
Jul 44346xxx-356xxx10,000~
Aug 44356xxx-366xxx10,000~
Sep 44366xxx-375xxx9,000~
Oct 44375xxx-383xxx8,000~
Nov 44383xxx-392xxx9,000~
Dec 44392xxx-402xxx10,000~


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