Willys MB Jeep - Erickson Aircraft Collection - Madras, OR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
N 44° 40.257 W 121° 08.949
10T E 646708 N 4948064
Quick Description: This military jeep is one of two that are housed within the Erickson Aircraft Collection inside a hangar at the Madras Airport.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 8/9/2015 12:28:31 PM
Waymark Code: WMPCJ2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member WanderingAus
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Long Description:
The Erickson Aircraft Collection relocated approximately 20 aircraft to the Madras Airport in 2014. This collection of mostly WWII vintage planes were previously housed in a military hangar at the Tillamook Air Museum (NW coastal town in Oregon).

The following verbiage is taken from Wikipedia:

The Willys MB (commonly known as a Jeep, formally as the U.S. Army Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4) is a four-wheel drive utility vehicle that was manufactured during World War II. Produced from 1941 to 1945, it evolved post-war into the civilian Jeep CJ-2A, and inspired both an entire category of recreational 4WDs and several generations of military light utility vehicles.

This jeep's serial no. is 394852.

This collection of aircraft, military equipment and other static displays are definitely worth the visit for any aircraft enthusiast.

Location restrictions:
Admission GENERAL: $9.00 SENIOR: $8.00 VETERAN: $7.00 YOUTH (6-17): $5.00 CHILD (5 and under): FREE The Erickson Aircraft Collection is open to the public this summer daily from 10am to 5pm, except Monday. The Collection will be closed to the public Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.


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