Name That Vehicle



May 08, 2012

In the spirit of Memorial Day, this month’s mystery car is all military.

Thank you to everyone who commented on the vehicle photo on the HVA website and the HVA's Facebook page.

The vehicle in the photo is a WWII Dodge WC-62 and some may also call it a G-507 Dodge 6x6.

When the Army increased the size of its rifle squad from eight men to 12 men, a squad could no longer be carried in the 3/4-ton trucks. At the direction of Major General Courtney Hodges, Chief of Infantry, the design of the G-502 series trucks was modified to create a 48-inch-longer 6x6 vehicle. Most of the mechanical and some of the sheet metal parts were the same as those used in the 3/4-ton series. However, the transfer was dual ratio in the 1 1/2-ton version, while a single-speed unit was used on the 3/4-ton trucks. For more information on this vehicle, click here.

And the winner of the contest – Hugh Halladay from Scottsdale, AZ!

For guessing correctly Hugh Halladay will receive a free HVA ballcap. 

Comments

  1. Gerald McDonald Corning, NY

    WC-62 1.5 Ton Dodge - used in WWII and Korea

  2. C Johnson Vermont

    Sure looks like a WC-63, from WWII. 6 wheel drive mini deuce and a half. Some I've seen had a .50 cal ring mount just behind the cab.

  3. Pierre Willems Gulfport MS

    This is a Dodge WC 62 My best guess for active service is 1942.

  4. David G Bemis Cohasset, MA

    The "mystery car" is a Dodge WC 62 built for use in WW II.

  5. Robert Ratliff Houston, Texas

    The vehicle is a WC-62 Dodge 1-1/2 ton Weapon Carrier. The era is World War Two. It is essentially, a longer version of the 3/4 ton Weapon Carrier. It is 6-wheel drive with a low gearing, making it ideal for the less than ideal driving conditions in Northern Europe.

  6. Ron Stempin Macomb MI

    Willys Jeep, World War II

  7. Thomas Marrinan Eldred, New York

    It is a Dodge, model WC63 used in world war 2.

  8. Phil Smith Fostoria, Mi.

    WW 2 era GMC, built in Pontiac, Mi.

  9. Mike Mullay Maple Valley, WA

    I believe that is a WWII vintage Dodge M-37 affectionately known in both WWII and Korea as a duece and a half.

  10. Mike Haines Piqqua Ohio

    It's a Dodge WC62 one and a half ton 6x6 truck from WW2. I know because there is on sitting in my garage!

  11. Carl New Ringgold PA

    Dodge WC 62, World War II

  12. Richard Mitchell Cystal Beach, FL

    LOOKS LIKE A DODGE WC4 THAT WOULD HAVE SERVED IN WWII AROUND 1942-44

  13. Chuck Boise

    WC62, Dodge 1 1/2-ton 6x6 (WC63 had winch from factory)

  14. Robert 15108

    The grille appears to be a Dodge Power Wagon. But I do not remember it having dual drive axles. WWII 1946-up

  15. Robert 15108

    The grille appears to be a Dodge Power Wagon. But I do not remember it having dual drive axles. WWII 1946-up

  16. Verne Byers Newton, Iowa

    The vehicle is a 40's style, Dodge, Personnell carrier, World War II

  17. Chuck Boise

    WC62, Dodge 1 1/2-ton 6x6 (WC63 had winch from factory)

  18. rich fitzpatrick pennsylvania

    vietnam, Dodge 6 bi

  19. Mark DeLisle South Haven, MI

    This is a Dodge Weapons Carrier from WWII.

  20. Robert Cancellieri Pueblo West, CO

    G-507 WC-62 and WC-63 1 1/2 ton 6x6 truck

  21. Everett Philla Acushnet, Ma

    5 ton Dodge Vietnam era

  22. Jim Necci Amissville,VA

    This is a 1942-1945 Dodge WC series, used in WW-II

  23. Mike Bowlin Indianolaq,Iowa

    1943-47 Dodge WC-62 WWII issue not to be confused with the WC-63 which comes with a winch on the front.

  24. Don Booth Utica,Mi.

    This is a Dodge Power Wagon 6x, 2.5 ton Vietnam Era........I hope

  25. Bruce Cox AZ

    1973 M35A2 - I sure want one!

  26. Hugh Halladay Scottsdale, AZ

    This looks like a Dodge WC62 3/4 ton truck:based on the WC51 ( known to GIs as a 3/4 Ton 'weapons carrier') but stretched to accommodate a second rear axle , upping the rating to 1 1/2 ton. The trucks saw active service throughout WWII, and some survived to serve in Korea.

  27. Jerry Gardner Tyler, TX

    This is the 1 1/2 ton Dodge truck WC-62 trooper carrier (WC stood for weapons carrier). They were used in many rolls. WC-63 is the same truck but with a winch on the front bumper. The Dodge base vehicle was used for many vehicles; command car, ambulances, weapons carrier, single axle and dual axle personel carrier, etc....... This is a very popular but difficult to find historic military vehicle.

  28. Lance Miller Ashland Ohio

    Dodge, WC62, World War 2

  29. Len Pallotta Underhill, Vt

    When I entered the U S army in 1949 we had a few of these that were one and half ton Dodge trucks setup with bench seats in the back, the length of each side that folded down to transport personal or folded up to transport cargo. So that would mean they were first used during WW 2 and carried over into the Korean conflict. During early1951 there was a gradual change over to newly designed Vehicles.

  30. Eric Patton 330 South Parkway West Memphis, TN 38109

    The military vehicle is a 1942 WC-62 1 1/2 Ton 6x6 used during WW2.

  31. William Sajnacki Ronkonkoma NY

    The vechicle is a WC-52 w-w Dodge Trk, Cargo, Covered 3-4T 4x4 USAEF WWII

  32. William Sajnacki Ronkonkoma NY

    The vechicle is a WC-52 w-w Dodge Trk, Cargo, Covered 3-4T 4x4 USAEF WWII

  33. William Sajnacki Ronkonkoma NY

    The vechicle is a WC-52 w-w Dodge Trk, Cargo, Covered 3-4T 4x4 USAEF WWII

  34. Bruce Gates Nampa, ID

    This is a WC 62 and it's a 1943 model. It's a 1 1/2 ton troop carrier and it's a 1943 because it has the all steel bed. In 1944 they changed the bed to partial wood. If it had a winch it would have been a WC 63.

  35. Lynn Nordby Bainbridge Island WA

    This is a Dodge built WC-63 6X6 truck.

  36. mike dowdy north carolina

    I think that it is a WC 62 Dodge 1 1/2 ton WWII and Korean conflict era vehicle

  37. Richard Dietz Monroe, MI

    Sure looks like a WC-62 Dodge, 6 wheel drive. I think from the WW II era and probably used through the '60s.

  38. Steve Matlon Minneapolis MN

    A friend in my church collects WWII vehicles. He's got a Sherman Tank, a Half track with working guns, an troop truck and two jeeps. He says it's a 1942 Doge WC55. So, that's my final answer- 1942 Dodge WC55.

  39. Gene Greenacre Alanson, Mi.

    Dodge WC-62, 1 1/2 ton Weapons Carrier, first built in 41 for WW2. Same as the WW-63, but it has no winch. I think we still had a few of these setting in our motor pool in Germany in the early 70's.

  40. Dennis McLaughlin Kutztown pa 19530

    Dodge t-223 1942-1945

  41. Doug Noble Pueblo..CO.

    It is a wc 62 ww11

  42. Michael Rhodes Noblesville, In.

    Dodge WC-62, commissioned in 1942, 1.5 ton weapons carrier, used heavily in WW2, and usually had a 50 cal. machine gun mounted in back, 1 super bad machine! Awesome!