Saturday, June 12, 2010

DUKW "Ducks" from World War II

U.S. Fifth Army Ducks Beachhead near Anzio, Itlay - 1944

Ducks in Service - World War II, Original Wisconsin Ducks - Open Mid-April thru October

This is a reproduction print, you can go and ride these 'ducks' in Wisconsin. We did and it was a very unique ride :)

postmarked in 1997 with 20 cent blue jay stamp.

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The DUKW (popularly pronounced "duck") is a six-wheel-drive amphibious truck that was designed by General Motors Corporation during World War II for transporting goods and troops over land and water and for use approaching and crossing beaches in amphibious attacks.

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