Packards During War - Classic Car, Dec 2009

Posted by Daniel Leininger on 2009/10/30 19:48:25
The Dec 2009 issue of Hemmings Classic Car magazine has an 8 page article entitled "Classics During War" (pp 44-51). There are 3 Packard pictures that lead off the piece.
1. Gen. Dwight D Eisenhower leaning on a 1942 Packard Clipper (blackout) staff car talking to Lt. Gen Omar Bradley at his headquarters in France. Other Clippers are parked in the background.
2. Australian 7th Div. Troops looking over a Packard (1937?) used by the Japanese and captured in Balikpapan, Borneo, on July 3, 1945.
3. A street scene of 7 cars in Baltimore MD. Several are Packards bringing dignitaries to a shipyard opening in May 1943.

While there are lots of other pictures of other cars in the 8 pages, Packards seem to lead the story.

DanL

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