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Old 01-05-19, 19:36
Paul Singleton Paul Singleton is offline
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Default Winnipeg flood 1950

Some nice trucks starting about the 2:20 mark.

https://youtu.be/CU8yOnUJudQ
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Old 02-05-19, 02:23
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Hi Paul.

The National Film Board of Canada sent in a film crew to document that flood at the time. I cannot recall how long they were in Winnipeg but the finished product was close to 2 hours long. It used to be available to purchase on VHS. Not sure if it was ever transferred to DVD.

The RCN was involved, manning a number of DUKW’s that were disbursed to the Cresentwood Community Club on Corydon Avenue. There was a clip of them all lined up in the parking lot. Two of them were still in local service in the 1970’s and were eventually bought by Rob Loves favourite surplus dealer. Both were eventually sold into Minnesota about 10 years ago and their Canadian history lost.

There is another clip of a DUKW that was swamped during the flood and can be seen tumbling down Jubilee Avenue in the flood waters, headed towards Pembina Hwy.

David
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Old 02-05-19, 03:12
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Seems like the right tool for the job.

In Australia, serving DUKWs were also as used rescue vehicles in the Maitland floods of 1949 and 1955. Not just DUKWs, LVT Buffalos too.
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Old 02-05-19, 03:50
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Not amphibious, but there is a fellow in Gatineau, Quebec who ran his MLVW as a rugged high clearance transporter for sandbags. The rivers are high and rising, with the peak still a couple days away. I suspect any sandbags he hauled are on the bottom layers several feet underwater now.
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Seems like the right tool for the job.

In Australia, serving DUKWs were also as used rescue vehicles in the Maitland floods of 1949 and 1955. Not just DUKWs, LVT Buffalos too.
I think one of the army signallers in a DUKW was killed, electrocuted , the wireless antenna on board the DUKW contacted a overhead high voltage power line .

Cant find any details on Trove except this https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/a...&searchLimits=
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