In Reply to: BNO-MOTO-TUGS posted by Mike Groom on October 23, 2009 at 14:52:08:
We (U.S.Navy)had those PUP(s) we called them... PUP stands for "Pull U Plane" during my years in Korea war. Three tours from March 1951-September 1953. These PUPS would hook to the front wheel and pull the plane to spot it on the aircraft carrier deck, or pull it to be ready to launch. I have several photos of these deck tubs the enlisted men would drive. I know of one that sets at the bottom of Sea Of Japan off the coast of South Korea. One day two of these PUP driver were racing forward on the flight deck, when it became time to stop, one didn't make it. It went right off the front flight deck bow... driver and PUP.
The first PUPS I remember were like the ones you mentioned here. Later on in mid 1953...or abouts, they went to the Jeep model PUPS.
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