Museum Scores Incredible Find with the Help of MOSASP

The St. Louis area Commemorative Air Force Museum, Missouri Wing, gained a rare piece of history, after the Missouri Agency for Surplus Property (MOSASP) helped the organization obtain a World War II era truck for its collection. 

Tim Mohr, of the Missouri Wing, was elated when he was able to locate the pristine World War II era truck through GSA Xcess, which is a website that lists property the federal government no longer needs. 

MOSASP Administrative Assistant Tammy Anderson worked diligently to help secure the truck, by submitting the necessary documents from the organization. 

After paying a service charge of $600, the only task left was to pick up the truck at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. In September of 2021, the organization, along with volunteers, departed St. Louis with a 32-foot trailer. Once the team arrived at Fort Belvoir, Tim noticed that the truck was in almost perfect condition and even included a canvas top, which may have been original to the truck.

“The guys at the base were awesome in helping get the 8,000 pound truck onto the trailer,” Tim said. 

Upon further inspection, Tim believed the truck had been well maintained during its former operational years. As an organization that honors World War II and Korean War veterans, this immaculate piece of history will aid in its mission, by showcasing and sharing historical artifacts to its visitors. 

While specific details about the truck’s service history are unknown, Tim thinks it could have been used overseas or within the states during its operational period.

Volunteers are now working to make the truck operational so it can be utilized in parades and other events. 

“It’s a once in a lifetime find,” Tim said.