Vanity Fair Magazine Articles
The Atlantic Monthly Articles
The Outlook Articles
People Today Articles
American Legion Monthly Articles
Sea Power Magazine Articles
Confederate Veteran Magazine Articles
flapper magazine Articles
La Baionnette Articles
PIC Magazine Articles
Outing Magazine Articles
Stage Magazine Articles
Life Magazine  Articles
National Park Service Histories Articles
Punch Magazine Articles
Men's Wear Articles
Current Literature Articles
The New York Times Articles
Hearst's Sunday American Articles
Click Magazine Articles
Creative Art Magazine Articles
Rob Wagner's Script Articles
The New Republic Articles
American Legion Weekly Articles
The Smart Set Articles
Photoplay Magazine Articles
Leslie's Magazine Articles
Ken Magazine Articles
PM  Articles
Saturday Review of Literature Articles
The Dial Magazine Articles
Theatre Arts Magazine Articles
The North American Review Articles
Direction Magazine Articles
'47 Magazine Articles
Film Spectator Articles
Film Daily Articles
Trench Warfare History Articles

 




Article Surfer
<— Prev    |    Next —>

The U.S. Army's amphibious vehicles called the DUKWs (Ducks) were first produced by General Motors in 1942 and were issued to both the U.S. Army and Marine Corps. 2,000 were shipped to British forces, over five hundred found their way to the Australian military and 535 were passed along to the Soviet Army. They have earned their sea legs a thousand times over and have even ventured across the English Channel.

This YANK MAGAZINE article was one of the first articles to have ever been written about them, and quite plays-down the revolutionary nature of the invention:

"The guy behind the wheel and levers of a DUCK is no more former yachtsman or speedboat racer. Most DUCK drivers formerly drove trucks, or big tractor-trailer jobs on inter-state commercial trucking lines."

"Japs realize the value of the DUCKs. They once issued a communique saying their bombers sank 'one 5,000-ton ship and one amphibious truck'".

Click here to read more articles about W.W. II weapons and inventions.

     


- from Amazon:


The DUKWs of W.W. II (Yank Magazine, 1944)

The DUKWs of W.W. II (Yank Magazine, 1944)

The DUKWs of W.W. II (Yank Magazine, 1944)

Article Surfer
<— Prev    |    Next —>

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright 2008 Old Magazine Articles