CRIDERSVILLE — From 1941 to 1945 Willys produced the original go-anywhere, do-anything vehicle, which came to be known by its nickname, “Jeep”. Made famous during WWII, Willys produced over 300,000 vehicles. Jeeps were heavily used by every division of the American military, with 144 Jeeps provided to every infantry regiment in the U.S. Army. Large numbers of Jeeps were shipped to the Allied Forces of Britain and Russia.
George Schock, of Cridersville, brought his 1945 Willys Jeep to the Veterans Freedom Flag Monument recently. He has owned it for four years. It was a barn find. Friends of his knew it was stored in the barn and told Schock about. Having served in the Air Force from 1964 through 1968, Schock was pulled towards purchasing this Jeep. He drives it only in the summer.