WWII Period Vehicles

Vehicle Safety:

A) Vehicle Safety Managers are MAJ Gary Miller (Allied) and George Rich (Axis).

B) All Tracked vehicles will move using at least two ground guide personnel during the day while at the wash rack, in garrison area, and when in the field within 50 yards of troops.

C) At night or in periods of low light visibility tracked vehicles require FOUR ground guides. 

D) Some wheeled vehicles (like armored cars) will require the same level of ground guide support as the drivers and vehicle commanders have very limited visibility.

E) The responsibility to provide Ground Guides for tracked and armored vehicles rests with the Axis and Allied Leadership and Vehicle Owners/Responsible agents. They must work together to ensure safe operation of vehicles at all times.

F) Wheeled vehicle speed limit in garrison area is 10 mph.

G) Track vehicle speed limit within 50 yards of troops is 5 mph.

H) Dismounted individuals will not operate within 10m of tanks during event or vehicle movements.

I) The number of people in/on a motorcycle shall be limited to two, those motorcycles with side car are to be limited to three riders.

J) All motorcycles operating on base roadways, must have a current state issued license plate and the operator must be licensed to operate that vehicle. This does not apply to tank trails.

K) Operators of motorcycles must be wearing eye protection while operating on based roadways.

L) Jeeps operating on base roads must have a windshield

M) Jeeps must not be overloaded while operating on the base roads.  The limit is 4 passengers for a WWII jeep.

N) Jeeps must have all lights working while operating after dark. The single rear running/ brake light must be working.

O) The base will be mounting a temporary receptacle board that will host up to 16 vehicles.  The board will be mounted near the small block control building for the wash rack. Vehicles will have to park at the north-west corner of the wash rack.

P)  Vehicle owners are recommended to bring at least two 100 foot extension cords per vehicle. 

Q) The priority for electric connections will be for Tanks, Half-Tracks, Bren Gun Carriers and armored cars. 

R) All heavy vehicle (tank, half-track, armored car, truck) owners MUST have recovery assets coordinated and information provided to WWIIHA vehicle managers (Gary /George Rich) prior to arrival at Fort Indiantown Gap. Participants are prohibited from seeking assistance from military assets at Fort Indiantown Gap.

S) See Annex for HISTORIC VEHICLE POLICIES for additional guidance and policies



1.  Area 12 Wash Rack Motor Pool.

a.  Due to space limitations, only armored combat vehicles and select wheeled combat support vehicles will park in the motor pool.

b.  Parking spaces will be designated to maintain unit integrity.

c.  After offloading, haulers will park in Area 14 where designated; parking haulers at the motor pool is not permitted due to space limitations.

d.  Spectators may view the armored convoy’s departure or arrival from the area designated in the enclosure but will not enter the motor pool until invited to do so.

e.  Only registered Battle of the Bulge participants are permitted on board or inside vehicles in the motor pool.

f.  Saturday Evening Departures.

(1.)  Upon entering the motor pool, departing vehicles will continue past the wash rack along Hemlock Street to awaiting, pre-positioned haulers along Routes Able (Allied) and Baker (Axis) as depicted in the enclosure.

(2.)  Haulers may be positioned along the designated route(s) not earlier than 1500 hours on Saturday, 28 January 2017.

(3.)  Haulers will park along the right side of the designated route(s) to allow traffic to pass on the left, with sufficient spacing to facilitate loading.

(4.)  After loading, haulers will proceed along the designated route to Logan Road, execute a right turn to Clement Avenue and exit the installation.

2.  Petroleum, Oils and Lubricants (POL).

a.  Vehicles will have a spill kit (ie floor dry, cat litter, “pig pads”, etc.) to mitigate spills and drip pan(s) sufficient to contain any POL leaks.

b.  Immediately report spills to the event staff via the unit chain of command.

3.  Safety.

a.  Vehicles will be equipped with a First Aid Kit and an operational BC fire extinguisher.

b.  Tanks will be equipped with an operational intercom system incorporating, at a minimum, the tank commander and driver.

c.  Attempts to board or approach a vehicle for the purpose of inserting or affixing a faux explosive device or pyrotechnic are strictly prohibited and will result in immediate ejection from the event.

d.  Dismounted troops will maintain a minimum safe distance of 50 feet from armored combat vehicles during tactical operations.

e.  Ground guides will use standard period US Army hand and arm signals from the WWWII period.