The Ford GTB, called the “Burma Jeep”, was produced during World War II and used primarily by the U.S. Navy and the Marine Corps in the Pacific and China-Burma-India Theatres of War. Its ordinance standard nomenclature number was G-622. Ford produced this low silhouette, short and maneuverable GTB, in five models. Two models were mounted with a crane to be used as bomb-service trucks. These vehicles were produced with or without a 10,000 lb. Garwood or Braden front mounted winch. Total production of all models was over 15,000 units.
This particular vehicle, a very rare 1942 Cargo Truck version, was donated to the Minnesota Wing of the Commemorative Air Force in 1983 by famous Minnesota aviator Chuck Doyle, who used it as a snow plow on his personal airstrip in Eagan, MN. Volunteers of the Wing spent four years performing a ground-up restoration of the Burma Jeep.