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CJV-35/Us and the Netherlands Marine Corps

Six CJV35/U Willys Jeeps served in the Netherlands Marine Corps from 1953 to 1969. They were a part of the Mutual Defense Assistance Program. Apparently 5 of them returned to the US Military Advisory Assistance Group in the Netherlands.

This photograph was taken during the 1960s. Dutch Marines are riding in the trailer. Registration number KM-80-37 appears on the front, this registration was assigned to vehicle serial number CJV-35 10505. The distinctive front tow hooks, lift rings, headlight guards, combat wheels, antenna bracket and intake snorkel are all visible on this V-35. The soft top appears to be a later design than what is illustrated in CJV-35/U Manuals.

This is KM-80-42, serial number CJV-35 10685, with motor number V 10797. The photograph was taken in October 1975. Gloss paint, a passenger wiper motor, and center rear view mirror have been added, and the gas can carrier has been removed. For several years this Jeep was a service vehicle for the Dutch Army Museum in Delft. KM-80-42 still exists today as a museum vehicle, now it is a part of the collection of the Dutch Marine Corps in Rotterdam.

Below is a list of the V-35s that served in the Netherlands.

Navy Registration Number Serial Number
KM-80-37 CJV-35 10505
KM-80-38 CJV-35 10898
KM-80-39 CJV-35 10836
KM-80-40 CJV-35 10837
KM-80-41 CJV-35 10413
KM-80-42 CJV-35 10685
These vehicles were equipped with radio set AN/MRC-6B.

Click on Jeeps in the Netherlands for more information about Dutch Jeeps on The CJ3B Page.

Special thanks to Jan Hogendoorn, F. Bachoffner, and Institute for Maritime History for the information and photographs in this article.

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4/17 2017