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Iwo Jima Jeep Camo Colors

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Iwo Jima Jeep Camo Colors
Posted by johnfromiwo on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:11 PM

 What Colors Would I Use For This Scheme I Do See Forest Green And Some Kind Of Sand Color But What Grey Should I Use For The Third Color

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:05 AM

Don’t use museum or restored vehicles as a guide for colors. Unless you are modeling that museum/restored vehicle. The tanks and Amtracs on Iwo had Earth Red and Sand patterns painted over their base OD color. Almost certainly the jeeps were painted with the same colors- using what they had on hand. 

 

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Thursday, September 3, 2020 2:48 PM

It also matters if you mean a USMC jeep or an Army jeep.

War Department OD was different from the Service Green used by the Navy Department.

As Carlos points out, additional colors were made available to at least some of the Order of Battle for Operation Detachment.  Which units took the time to use those colors is largely apochryphal at this point. 

Once Marine units had crossed the ithmus at Suribachi, ther ewas a pause to collect and reorganize for the push NE to secure the rest of the island.  Once past Airfield Number One, the terrain was more suitable for camo painting, and there would have been more access to paint stocks (no matter the owners thereof).

Sadly, the people present were much more occupied with their present task than considering the frustrations of people wanting absolute answers 75 years later.

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, September 3, 2020 5:08 PM

John Basilone's widow was a Sgt. USMC (WR).

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, September 3, 2020 5:30 PM

CapnMac82

It also matters if you mean a USMC jeep or an Army jeep.

War Department OD was different from the Service Green used by the Navy Department.

As Carlos points out, additional colors were made available to at least some of the Order of Battle for Operation Detachment.  Which units took the time to use those colors is largely apochryphal at this point. 

Once Marine units had crossed the ithmus at Suribachi, ther ewas a pause to collect and reorganize for the push NE to secure the rest of the island.  Once past Airfield Number One, the terrain was more suitable for camo painting, and there would have been more access to paint stocks (no matter the owners thereof).

Sadly, the people present were much more occupied with their present task than considering the frustrations of people wanting absolute answers 75 years later.

 

Although these vehicles, if used by both services,(Army and Navy - there were only two back then) were painted at the factory in OD. Mass production was about getting it to the war area rapidly in large quantities. Taking the time to repaint them or use different colors for one service during production would slow that up.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by johnfromiwo on Thursday, September 3, 2020 5:57 PM

So I went With AK Real Color Olive Drab N9/N22 for a paint

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