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G503 WWII Jeep 1943 Willys MB Jeep History

The G503 WWII Jeep 1943 Willys MB has an important place in history. Here some interesting notes about the Jeep history for this time period.

This article applies to Willys MB WWII Military Jeeps 

1. Willys Contracts
Willys had 7 contracts with the Government to build the Willys/Bantam design jeep. They were as follows: (summarized from Nabholtz information)

Contract #Serial #Date of DeliveryHow Many?(Approx)
W-1100001-118xxxNov 41 - Feb 4218,000+
W-2118xxx-142xxxFeb 42 - May 4224,000+
W-3142xxx-204xxxMay 42 - Jan 4362,000+
W-4204xxx-289xxxJan 43 - Dec 4385,000+
W-5289xxx-402xxxDec 43 - Dec 44113,000+
W-6402xxx-456xxxDec 44 - Jul 4554,000+
W-7456xxx-459851Jul 45 - Sep 453500~

3. A Willys Jeep produced in 1943 could be under one of two contracts:
Contract W-3,and part of W-4
Serial numbers: 204xxx-289xxx

1943 Production by Month
MonthSerial NumberHow Many?
Jan 43200xxx-206xxx6,000~
Feb 43206xxx-216xxx10,000~
Mar 43216xxx-222xxx6,000~
Apr 43222xxx-230xxx8,000~
May 43230xxx-238xxx8,000~
Jun 43238xxx-246xxx8,000~
Jul 43246xxx-254xxx8,000~
Aug 43254xxx-261xxx7,000~
Sep 43261xxx-269xxx8,000~
Oct 43269xxx-278xxx9,000~
Nov 43278xxx-286xxx8,000~
Dec 43286xxx-293xxx7,000~

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