Have just read 'Dorset: The Army' by George Forty ( a former Lt Col in the RTR) and a jolly interesting read too, however, I have have found a picture that has flumexed me somewhat. No reference is made in the book, but the picture is titled 'An American Army DUKW boards a LST (Landing Ship, Tank) prior to D-Day.' The DUKW is driving (nose first whch I thought strange) from the dock in to the ship, ship id 376, but it has a temp sign made of wood and matierial with the number '401'. The DUKW is standard (to my eye) but inside its cargo bay appears to be a box body container. Intial google searchs have not found any mention of a boxbody for a DUKW, I'll try to scan it later. It stands proud of the 'deck' by some 3ft with a flat roof and vertical sides. Transion between the vertical and roof is by rounded edges along the sdes. The front of the body reaches the 'roll bar' canvass support just behind the driving area, and the rear goes right to the back of teh cargo compartment, sides are flush with the sides of the cargo compartment (specific box or just taken from teh 'Deuce' truck which provided the chassis? On looking through google gmc cckw boxes seem to have curved roofs or too many windows to be this box) At teh front are two 'pots' for antenna, either mounted to the vehicle or on the very front of the boxbody. To the rear, in the centre, is a third pot attached to the roof. A tanksheet is folded and secured to the centre of the roof with white/light thin rope from rather largemetal loops. These are strange, htye don't look strong enough to be used as lifting points, but seem rather substantial for the task they are performing. Immediately below are attachemnt points for two (on each side I assume) 1ft long bolts. These seem to be fixing the container to the DUKW as per modern box bodies. to the rear, on the RHS is either a full length door, or a hatch which starts below the dukw deck line. It has a window and is maybe just over a foot wide. To the rear of the dukw is teh deck where the spare wheel and various equipment is stowed. This has a roof rack of 3 seperate boxes. Two outside boxes have signicant drainage (20 odd 1in holes) and sloped fronts. Across whic is draped a cam net. figure 2ft wide, 3.5 ft long and 2ft high. top access (handles seem to protrude) The middle box is raised (significantly) to the height of the top of the box, also top access. Is maybe 8in wide, 2ft long and 1ft high. no drainage visible. Anyone have info on this vehicle? I always thought DUKWs were transport veh for ship to shore, and accross rivers and the like. So what is this one for? Immediate command of ship to shore log ops? DUKW unit ops? Also shown (on anotre page) are Universal Carriers with raised sides. Again a new one, they are fording ashore with the 1st Dorsets, but I can fgure out why they were so modded!