Personnel of the Loyal Edmonton Regiment filling a jeep with gasoline, San Lorenzo in Monte, Italy, ca. 22 September 1944. Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-177531
An excerpt from the war diary after the breaking of the Gothic Line shows that the group saw no shortage of incoming fire:
"14 Sep 44
...One L/Cpl having to dive for a ditch receives a cut on forehead from heel of boot of a man trying to beat him to it. Our DR, Pte Sage A., never before under shell fire, leaves his MC in a hurry, dives into ditch to save himself and finds two other men there. He turns to say it rather hot, but it turns out they are both dead; presto, leaves for more pleasant company. One man finds it very comfortable to get jeep moving slowly ahead and driving it from the ditch on hands and knees."
Pictures at Library and Archives Canada show that the jeep was a prevalent vehicle in many organizations.