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To help you find military images, this page lists specific resources which are primarily archives of military photos, clip art, or other images.

The American Soldier, 1965: Artwork from the U.S. Army Center of Military History
The American Soldier, 1965: Artwork from the U.S. Army Center of Military History.

Today in WW II: 1 Aug 1943 Ploesti Raid: 178 B-24 Liberator bombers flew over 1200 miles from a base in North Africa to Ploesti, Romania for a daring, low level attack on oil production facilities.  More 
1 Aug 1944 Polish Home Army emerges to attack the German garrison in Warsaw [1 Aug-2 Oct].
1 Aug 1945 US Army Air Force dropped one million leaflets over Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and 33 other Japanese cities warning of an imminent attack, advising residents to leave.
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Finding Military Photos, Clip Art and Images on the Internet

The Internet is an unprecedented resource for locating military photos, clip art and images. The pages of this Olive-Drab.com section are a guide to many of the best sites.

But don't overlook the obvious. For example, you can start with eBay especially for photos of World War II and other popular subjects. And right here on Olive-Drab.com, there are photos and other images on almost every page: for example, find wheeled vehicles, armor, helicopters and more on the Olive-Drab.com Military Vehicle Charts. For photos of firearms, see the Olive-Drab.com Military Firearms pages.

Find additional photos and hi-res versions of military wheeled vehicles, armor and other tracked vehicles, and artillery at the Olive-Drab Military Mashup:

M2A4 light tank crossing the Wateree River, SC, during First Army maneuvers, 8 November 1941.
M1083 FMTV (Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles), 5 ton 6x6 Cargo Truck.
GMC CCKW 2 1/2-ton 6x6 Water Truck, WW II vintage.
American Soldiers examine an unexploded German V-1 Buzz Bomb Rocket and its pulse jet engine, near Jerly Command Post, Plemien, France, 2 September 1944. WC57 Command Car, 3/4 ton, 4x4 in background.
High Mobility Entrencher (HME), manufactured by Freightliner for the US military, based on the Unimog 419 platform.  HME is a variant of the Small Emplacement Excavator (SEE). Photo courtesy of Freightliner.
Jeeps and men of the 10th Inf. Regt., 5th Inf. Div., Firschwieler, Germany, 1945.

The major search engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.) have specialized search capabilities for images. Some have a separate video search feature as well, in addition to sites that specialize in video like YouTube. Check the home page for each of them and look for a link to "images" or "video" and try a test search for HMMWV or army jeep. In addition, Web Places has a specialized search engine for clip art which will help you find alternatives on the web for military graphics.

Military Photos, Clip Art and Images Sources

Olive-Drab.com has organized information about many of the best sources of military photos, clip art and images, including repositories in the U.S. military, collections in libraries and universities, and commercial services. For that in-depth selection, use these links to the deeper pages of this section:

Marilyn Monroe, motion picture actress, appearing with the USO Camp Show, Anything Goes, poses for the shutterbugs after a performance at the 3rd U.S.Infantry Division area. Korea, 17 February 1954. Photo: National Archives
Marilyn Monroe, motion picture actress, appearing with the USO Camp Show, "Anything Goes," poses for the shutterbugs after a performance at the 3rd U.S.Infantry Division area. Korea, 17 February 1954. Photo: National Archives.

Find More Information on the Internet

There are many fine websites that have additional information on this topic, too many to list here and too many to keep up with as they come and go. Use this Google web search form to get an up to date report of what's out there.

For good results, try entering this: military clipart or photos. Then click the Search button.

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