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What Am I for Monday 5/28/12
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By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Sunday, May 27, 2012 4:29 PM
We continue to salute our veterans. Somewhere under all these soldiers there is a truck. Photo from the Life Magazine collection.
By Autocarjim - Sunday, May 27, 2012 4:37 PM
Just guess REO or FEDERAL
By John Frances - Sunday, May 27, 2012 4:38 PM
Martha Raye
By wayne graham - Sunday, May 27, 2012 4:46 PM
I agree with John-Martha Raye. She is the only entertainer to come to my outfit in Nam. The rest were challenged in the courage department. I never forgot her. Wayne
By Bill White - Sunday, May 27, 2012 5:11 PM
Federal C2 with C2 trailer
By tamangel - Sunday, May 27, 2012 5:26 PM
WAG Biederman

Mike W
By Daryl Gushee - Monday, May 28, 2012 12:26 AM
Diamond T

Just look at all the smiling faces. Nice picture Jeff
By clyde318 - Monday, May 28, 2012 2:54 AM
I'll guess there's a Federal under that mass of manpower. To all who have,or still are serving,my heartfelt thanks,and for those who gave their all, my head is bowed for you.
By RICKY352PETES - Monday, May 28, 2012 3:25 AM
What truck! all i see is a piano. I say its a Baldwin?
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Monday, May 28, 2012 2:34 PM
It helps to know your military vehicles on this one. Process of elimination is the best way to figure this out. That curved boom on the wrecker was only used on a couple models that I am aware of, the early '40's versions of the Army Air Corps C-2 wreckers, and the Army's Ward LaFrance M1 Series 4 wreckers. But the semi trailer is the type used with the C-2 wreckers, and none of the M1 wreckers had a 5th wheel. So that narrows this down to the Biederman or Federal C-2's. It is impossible to say for sure if this truck is a 7-1/2 ton Federal or Biederman 6x6, although my money would be on Federal as there were more of them built. And yes, that is Martha Raye. 2nd photo features Carole Landis, Kaye Francis, and Mitzi Mayfair. All photos are from the Life Magazine Collection except the last pic of a Biederman.

Ricky, I think you are on the wrong forum. You must be looking for the American Piano Historical Society.
By RICKY352PETES - Monday, May 28, 2012 2:57 PM
Thanks Jeff now I can be wrong on two forums LOL.