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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: 21 Apr 1943 Luftwaffe blitz raid on Aberdeen, Scotland is the worst there for WW II. 127 bombs dropped, 98 civilians and 27 servicemen killed, heavy property damage.  More 
21 Apr 1945 Soviet Red Army reaches Berlin.
21 Apr 1945 In Northern Italy, Bologna falls to the US 34th Infantry Division.
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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:

RP-76, White Sands Missile Range, NM. This small target missile was used in testing surface-to-air and air-to-air weapons. In addition it was used in training air defense personnel so they could fire at a real target. Because of its small size it could only fly for eight to nine minutes. U.S. ArmyLength: 10 feetDiameter: 12 inchesWing Span: 5 feetPropellant: SolidCeiling: 40,000 feetVelocity: Mach 0.9
Infantry and M2 Light Tanks of the 28th Tank Company emerging from smoke screen during First Army maneuvers between 28th and 29th Divisions, upper New York State, August 1940.
Spc. David Feldman pops his head up from his Meerkat mine detecting vehicle (MRAP) during a route sanitation sweep on a roadway south of Hibhib, near Baqubah, Iraq. Feldman is a combat engineer assigned to the North Dakota National Guards C. Co., 141st Engineer Battalion, Baqubah, Iraq, 4 Nov 2004.
LRT-110 wheeled crane.
M7 Priest Self-Propelled 105mm howitzers coming ashore on Omaha Beach, Normandy, France, D plus 1, 7 June 1944.
U.S. Marines of the 32d Marine Amphibious Unit stand guard at a check point after assuming the management of the Port of Beirut, Lebanon, 25 August 1982.  Jeeps are M151A2 with USMC fording equipment.

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.

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