The proud new owner of a Volkswagen 166 Schwimmwagen sharing space in this photo with the P-38J “Miss Mass” (42-67449) of Lt. V. J. Noble (392nd Fighter Squadron, 367th Fighter Group, 9th Air Force). The Lightning is warming out nicely at Cricqueville-en-Bessin, France (A-2), Aug. 26, 1944.
A good catch, by the way. The German “Swimming Car” was the only version of the Kübelwagen which bested its American counterpart, the Jeep.
Photo: LIFE magazine.