The soldier McKeating, driver of a Jeep ambulance, and the soldier LF McCadam, the Ambulance No. 23 assigned to the 9th Infantry Brigade of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division, carry two stretchers with injured . Before the Memorial Basly, June 27, 1944.
The fast moving pace of WW2 brought with it a need for rapid evacuation of wounded personnel. Some units began to adapt vehicles at their disposal for carrying litters. The ubiquitous and sturdy 1/4-Ton Truck was one of the preferred vehicles to be modified and adapted. Many of these modifications were done in the field by the medical personnel themselves, although sometime towards the end of the war, the then Surgeon General requested that each Division drew up plans of their modifications.