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A DUKW emerges from the Irrawady carrying Major-General 'Chota' Rees, 1945

Photograph, World War Two, Far East (1941-1945), 1945.

Rees commanded the 19th Indian Division during the Burma campaign. A company of the Royal Army Service Corps operated 40 DUKWs in Burma to supplement the lines of communication when road bridges were swept away by the monsoon. The abbreviation DUKW was the code used by General Motors for the amphibious DUKW. D stands for 1942, the first year of manufacture; U stands for amphibian; K stands for all-wheel drive; W stands for dual rear axles.

One of 11 photographs collected by Company Sergeant Major G R C Willis, 2nd Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment, Burma.

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NAM. 1989-10-67-9


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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