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Howe Fire Apparatus was perhaps the largest manufacturer of fire service Jeeps, converting hundreds of Universal Jeeps, Willys Jeep trucks and Forward Control trucks into fire apparatus from the 1940's to the 1970's, many of them delivered to Willys-Overland for export or for sale through its North American dealers. In fact, the first 1953 Jeep in the list below (S.N. 9029) was actually the 436th Jeep delivered by Howe. Factory records documenting 1940's deliveries have not turned up, so information on early apparatus included in this list comes from recent reports.

Steve Hagy (stemel@fuse.net) who compiled the list below, has used recent sightings to supplement partial factory lists, and would be interested in receiving any further reports on Howe units, particularly serial number, department and date of delivery if known. Steve also records information including pump GPM, tank size, foam capability, model no. and photo negative no. if available.

Early CJ-2AThe factory photo here shows an early Howe CJ-2A, without the overhead rack for carrying suction hose and ladder.
 

Howe S.N.    Destination City State Year    Chassis
7575 Pekin Pekin IN 1946 Jeep
7932 Stockyards St. Joseph MO 1946 CJ-2A
???? Bowleys Quarters    MD 1947 Willys
???? Millwood Millwood NY 1948 Willys
8147 Principia College    Elsah IL 1950 Jeep
8539 Alcan Kitimat BC Canada 1952 CJ-3A
9029 W O Export W O Export 1953 Jeep
9032 W O Motors W O Motors 1953 Jeep
9033 W O Motors W O Motors 1953 Jeep
9034 W O Motors W O Motors 1953 Jeep
9035 W O Motors W O Motors 1953 Jeep
9036 W O Motors W O Motors 1953 Jeep
9037 W O Motors W O Motors 1953 Jeep
9038 W O Motors 1953 Jeep
9039 W O Motors 1953 Jeep
9040 W O Motors 1953 Jeep
9041 W O Motors 1953 Jeep
9042 W O Motors 1953 Jeep
9043 W O Motors 1953 Jeep
9044 W O Motors 1953 Jeep
9045 W O Motors 1953 Jeep
9046 W O Motors 1953 Jeep
9047 W O Motors 1953 Jeep
9048 W O Motors 1953 Jeep
9049 W O Motors 1953 Jeep
9050 W O Motors 1953 Jeep
9051 W O Motors 1953 Jeep
9052 W O Motors 1953 Jeep
9053 W O Motors 1953 Jeep
9066 W O Motors 1953 Jeep
9072 W O Motors 1953 Jeep
9090 W O Export 1953 Jeep
9091 W O Export 1953 Jeep
9146 W O Export 1953 Jeep
9147 W O-Jackson Jackson MS 1953 Jeep
9148 W O Export 1953 Jeep
9149 W O Export 1953 Jeep
9199 W O Export 1953 Jeep
9200 W O Export 1953 Jeep
9210 Willys Motors 1953 Jeep
9211 Willys Motors 1953 Jeep
9212 Willys Motors 1953 Jeep
9220 W O Export 1953 Jeep
9221 W O Export 1953 Jeep
9222 W O Export 1953 Jeep
9223 W O Export 1953 Jeep
9224 W O Export 1953 Jeep
9225 W O Export 1953 Jeep
9226 W O Export 1953 Jeep
9234 W O Export 1953 Jeep

CJ-5
Starting in 1955, Howe built CJ-5 Fire Engines, as seen in this rare factory photo.
 

Howe S.N.    Destination City State Year    Chassis
9257 Western Electric    NC       1954 Jeep
9263 W O Export 1954 Jeep
9264 W O Export 1954 Jeep
9280 W O Export 1954 Jeep
9281 W O Export 1954 Jeep
9389 W O Export 1954 Jeep
9404 W O Export 1954 Jeep
9424 Onsted MI 1954 Willys
9434 W O Export 1954 Jeep
9435 W O Export 1954 Jeep
9466 W O Export 1954 Jeep
9471 W O Export 1954 Jeep
9472 W O Export 1954 Jeep
9472 W O Export 1954 Jeep
9602 Willys Motors Inc   1955 Jeep
9603 Willys Motors Inc 1955 Jeep
9604 Willys Motors Inc 1955 Jeep
9650 W O Export 1955 Jeep
9677 W O Export 1955 Jeep
9678 W O Export 1955 Jeep
9679 W O Export 1955 Jeep
9680 W O Export 1955 Jeep
9691 W O Motors 1955 Jeep
9753 Willys Motors 1955 Jeep
9775 Willys Motors Atlanta GA 1956 Jeep
9776 Willys Motors Atlanta GA 1956 Jeep
9777 Willys Motors Atlanta GA 1956 Jeep
9778 Willys Motors Atlanta GA 1956 Jeep
9793 W O Export 1956 Jeep
9805 W O Export 1956 Jeep
9806 Willys Motors 1956 Jeep
9807 W O Export 1956 Jeep
9829 Yorktown Yorktown VA 1956 Jeep
9875 W O Export 1956 Jeep
9876 W O Export 1956 Jeep
9942 W O Export 1956 Jeep
9967 W O Export 1956 Jeep
9998 Willys Motors Inc 1956 Jeep
10007 Willys Motors 1957 Jeep
10008 Willys Motors 1957 Jeep
10019 Willys Motors 1957 Jeep
10024 Willys Motor Co 1957 Jeep
10046 Willys Motors Inc 1957 Jeep
10063 Willys Motors Inc 1957 Jeep
10068 Jeep Inc 1957 Jeep
10074 Atlanta Atlanta GA 1957 Jeep
10110 Marietta Marietta    GA 1957 Jeep
10111 Willys Sales Corp Chamblee      GA 1957 Jeep
10119 Martin-Marietta Aircraft Corp?    Marietta GA 1957 Jeep
10123 Marietta GA 1957 Jeep
10125 Marietta GA 1957 Jeep

NPS photo
Several Howe vehicles served as Jeep Fire Trucks in Yellowstone Park.
 

Howe S.N.    Destination City State    Year       Chassis
10126 Yellowstone Park WY 1957 Jeep
10129 Willys Motors Inc 1957 Jeep
10130 Willys Motors Inc 1957 Jeep
10132 Allentown Allentown PA 1957 Jeep
10135 Willys Motors Inc 1957 Jeep
10136 Willys Motors Inc 1957 Jeep
10151 Willys Motors Inc 1957 Jeep
10181 Willys Motors Inc 1957 Jeep
10184 Willys Motors Inc 1957 Jeep
10185 Willys Motors Inc 1957 Jeep
10212 Ocean Bay Park Ocean Bay Park NY 1958 Jeep
10219 Libbey Owens Ford Co Rossford OH 1958 Jeep
10231 W O Export 1958 Jeep
10232 Willys Motor Co 1958 Jeep
10236 Willys Motor Co 1958 Jeep
10238 W O Export 1958 Jeep
10241 W O Export 1958 Jeep
10242 W O Export 1958 Jeep
10248 W O Export 1958 Jeep
10249 I B M Co Lexington KY 1958 Jeep
10250 W O Export 1958 Jeep
10269 W O Export R O K # 1 (Republic of Kenya?) 1958 Jeep
10275 W O Export R O K # 2 1958 Jeep
10277 W O Export R O K # 3 1958 Jeep
10278 W O Export R O K # 4 1958 Jeep
10280 W O Export R O K # 5 1958 Jeep
10285 W O Export R O K # 6 1958 Jeep
10286 W O Export R O K # 7 1958 Jeep
10289 W O Export R O K # 8 1958 Jeep
10297 W O Export R O K # 10 1958 Jeep
10298 W O Export R O K # 11 1958 Jeep
10301 W O Export R O K # 12 1958 Jeep
10302 W O Export R O K # 13 1958 Jeep
10305 W O Export Mexico 1958 Jeep
10308 W O Export 1958 Jeep
10309 W O Export R O K # 17 1958 Jeep
10310 W O Export R O K # 16 1958 Jeep
10311 W O Export R O K # 15 1958 Jeep
10312 W O Export R O K # 14 1958 Jeep
10313 Woodville State Hospital PA 1958 Jeep 6-226
10314 Selingrove Selingrove PA 1958 Jeep
10323 Pennhurst Pennhurst PA 1958 Jeep
10324 W O Export R O K # 18 1958 Jeep
10325 W O Export R O K # 19 1958 Jeep
10326 W O Export R O K # 20 1958 Jeep
10352 W O Export R O K # 21 1958 Jeep
10362 U S Navy Kansas City MO 1958 Jeep
10398 W O Export Mexico 1958 Jeep
10422 W O Export Spain 1958 Jeep
10427 W O Export Spain 1958 Jeep
????? W O Export R O K # 9 1958 Jeep
10428 Parma Heights Parma Heights OH 1959 Jeep
10439 W O Export Spain 1959 Jeep
10451 Rio Grande Rio Grande NJ 1959 Jeep
10500 W O Export Bangkok 1959 Jeep
10507 W O Export Bangkok 1959 Jeep
10513 W O Export Australia 1959 Willys
10519 W O Export Australia 1959 Willys
10520 Black Mudd Louisville KY 1959 Willys
10570 U S Coast Guard 1959 Jeep
10578 Hillsboro Beach Hillsboro Beach FL 1959 Willys
10591 Lake Dreamland Lake Dreamland KY 1959 Willys
10607 W O Export 1959 Jeep
10640 Fire Island Fire Island NY 1960 CJ-6 Jeep
10663 A O Smith Co 1960 Willys
10667 Tulsa Tulsa OK 1960 Jeep
10677 W O Export # 220017 1960 Jeep

Howe FC
Howe built many Jeep Forward Control Fire Engines, including this one for Bayou La Batre, Alabama.
 

Howe S.N.    Destination City State    Year       Chassis
10679 Bayou La Batre Bayou La Batre AL 1960 Willys
10696 W O Export # 220011-1    1960 Jeep
10697 W O Export # 220011-2 1960 Jeep
10699 W O Export # 220011-3 1960 Jeep
10703 W O Export # 220011-4 1960 Jeep
10708 W O Export # 220011-5 1960 Jeep
10709 W O Export # 220011-6 1960 Jeep
10720 Highview KY 1960 Jeep
10729 White Plains NY 1960 Willys Jeep 6-226
10730 Moose WY 1960 Willys
10737 Willys # 220416 AK 1960 Willys
10743 Yellowstone WY 1960 Willys
10750 Willys # 220124 Chile 1960 Willys
10755 Willys # 0220491-1 1960 Jeep
10756 Willys # 0220491-2 1960 Jeep
10820 Willys # 220828 1960 Jeep
????? Idaho City ID 1960 Jeep
10915 Brown & Sitis NY 1961 Willys
10934 Whitewater WI 1961 Willys
10958 White Plains NY 1961 Willys
10983 Willys # 275948-1 1961 Jeep
10984 Willys # 275948-2 1961 Jeep
10985 Willys # 275948-3 1961 Jeep
11048 W O Motors # 275952 1961 Jeep
11049 W O Motors #275951-1 1961 Jeep
11050 W O Motors #275951-2 1961 Jeep
11051 W O Export # 275950 1961 Willys
11101 Carmel IN 1962 Willys
11110 W O Motors # 276426 1962 Jeep
11155 Hamburg PA 1962 Willys
11163 Kemmerer WY 1962 Willys
11201 Libbey Owens Ford 1962 Willys
11212 W O Export # 276975-1 1962 Willys
11213 W O Export # 276975-2 1962 Willys
11214 W O Export # 276975-3 1962 Willys
11347 W O Export # 277881 1962 Willys
????? Rincon Valley CA 1962 Jeep
11359 North Lewisburg OH 1963 Jeep
11369 W O Export # 278104-1 1963 Jeep
11370 W O Export # 278104-2 1963 Jeep
11371 W O Export # 278104-3 1963 Jeep
11372 W O Export # 278104-4 1963 Jeep
11373 W O Export # 278104-5 1963 Jeep
11374 W O Export # 278104-6 1963 Jeep
11375 W O Export # 278104-7 1963 Jeep
11395 W O Export # 278104-8 1963 Jeep
11430 Mantio NC 1963 Willys
11437 Greenfield IL 1963 Willys
11461 W O Export # 278871-1 1963 Jeep
11462 W O Export # 278871-2 1963 Jeep
11468 White Plains NY 1963 Willys
11498 Hungry Horse MT 1963 Willys
11506 Laureldale PA 1963 Willys
11509 W O Export # 279247-1 1963 Jeep
11510 W O Export # 279247-2 1963 Jeep
11511 W O Export # 279247-3 1963 Jeep
11524 W O Export # 279296-1 1963 Jeep
11525 W O Export # 279296-2 1964 Willys
11547 Kaiser Jeep # 279444 1964 Willys
11547 Kaiser Jeep # 279444 1964 Willys
11551 Kaiser Jeep Corp 1964 Willys
11575 Edgewater Park New York NY 1964 Willys
11602 Kaiser Jeep # 279813 1964 Jeep
11632 Brisbane CA 1964 Willys
11699 Jeep 1964
12670 Tahiti 1968 Jeep
12834 Alcoa TN 1969 Jeep
13514 GSA Viet Nam 1972 Jeep
???? Stonersville PA Willys


Thanks to Steve Hagy for compiling this list. -- Derek Redmond
 


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