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Mighty Mite photos

Posted by Sgt Grit Staff
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Side view of Mighty Mite Rear view of Mighty Mite View of Mighty Mite's engine Three quarters view of the right side of a Mighty Mite View of the back seat in the Mighty Mite

Sgt Grit Here are some pictures of a mighty mite. Its a civilian now but pretty well kept. They must have made their entrance in late 1960 or early 1961. This one has E-2-5 on the back. Must be echo 2nd bn 5th Marines. Any one remember these??? I saw my first one on Camp Hauge in 1960.

 Cpl Thomas Loch
 Camp Hauge Okinawa 1959-60


  1. Ronald Jacobs August 16 2012, 4:32 am

    I was at camp Swab in Okinawa from 1959 t0 1960 in motor Transport as a Mech. and had to work on them we were the first Marines on that base even before it was done.                      Cpl. Ronald C Jacobs

  2. Joseph P. Best August 16 2012, 8:42 am

    I remember these well as I was with Echo 2/5 in 61 to 63 as company Corpsman. Used them a lot while there and also when with 3/8 in N.C. Seen a few in Viet Nam in 60’s.

  3. Sarah Driver August 16 2012, 9:02 am

    Wish I had one of these!

  4. Thomas Messimer August 16 2012, 9:15 am

    Cool.  I loved those little vehicles - even though you could roll one in a second.  I had my experiences with them in Vietnam.  Saw one on one of the Pawn shows recently that was perfectly restored to new condition.  It was awsome - so was the price he was asking.  I’d love to have one.

  5. Gary Young August 16 2012, 11:01 am

    I was at camp Hague in 1961 on a work detail at the motor pool and was bad and drove one, even tho I wasn’t allowed to, and had a Ball driving around the motor pool.

    Later heard a Lieutenant in charge of the motor pool ordered anti freeze for the air cooled Mighty Mites!  Cpl Gary Young 1960- 64

  6. Robert Treitler August 16 2012, 1:27 pm

    I saw, and drove my first Mighty Might in 1966 for G/2/1 which was stationed 20 miles south of Da Nang off of Hwy 1,and 3 miles east of Anderson Trail.  We welded a long piece of pipe to the deck behind and between the two front seats.  We used the pipe for a mount for an M-60.
    Hwy 1 and Anderson trail were know for snipers, I would get shot at all the time while driving on these two roads.  It gave us a feeling of comfort knowing we had some firepower to return fire with.  It was surprising how fast a little Might Might can go when you are being shot at.

    Sgt. R.I. Treitler

  7. chuck Wilson August 17 2012, 1:58 pm

    We used the Mighty Mite to pull the 4.2 Howtar, when I was with the
    10th Marines. Camp Le Jeune, N.C. 1961 - 62

    C.Wilson L/Cpl
    1958 - 1962

  8. james sanborn August 18 2012, 7:10 am

    Yes i do reamber the mighty mite.  I was one of the first ones to try one. The motor pool segt said come and take it any time you want and then writ a rebort about it . How it handles ect. It was 1959 when i drove it . Would lay rubber in all 4 gears go fast uneal.It was made so it and all men could be airliffed at the same time it was made all aluminum for weight. It was a test jeep made by american motors. This was in 1959im camPen Calif where they were alot of hills to try it out . About the same time i think the Ontoes Tank with six one o sixes three on each side.  60 miles anour.  Had a Roll Royce motor

    Lcpl james sanborn     19581962

  9. james sanborn August 18 2012, 7:21 am

    I was in Okinawa in 59 60 Haveing a reunion in sept of B/1/1.  At the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas NV We have about 50 so far.

    Lcpl james sanborn

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