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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: 26 Nov 1942 Battle of Brisbane: American and Australian soldiers fight in Brisbane, Australia with multiple fatalities [26-27 Nov].   

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:

M-3 Lee medium tank arrives on a rail flatcar, Third Army Louisiana maneuvers, Camp Polk, LA, 28 August 1942.
M813A1 truck dataplate. Courtesy: Government Liquidation LLC
Soldiers from the U.S. Army Berlin Command face off against police from the former East Germany during one of several standoffs at Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin, 1961. On several occasions that year, a U.S. quick reaction force of tanks and infantry Soldiers stood watch as armed military policemen escorted U.S. personnel across the border into East Berlin.  Jeep is M38A1 and tank is an M48 Patton.
Operations in South Vietnam created an urgent need for radio communications between air and ground forces, which used different radios.  US Air Force Electronic Systems Division developed the AN/MRC-108 in 1965 for use by USAF personnel operating on the ground. Mounted on a Ford M151-A1 jeep, this rugged communications system included high frequency (HF), ultra high frequency (UHF), very high frequency (VHF), and VHF FM radios. It coordinated with the Direct Air Support Center with requests for immediate air support, airborne forward air controllers (FACs), strike aircraft, cargo planes, helicopters and ground forces. The M416 trailer carried antennas, rations, supplies and a gasoline-powered generator for operations at fixed locations.  Photo shows the AN/MRC-108 Communication System at the National Museum of the US Air Force, Dayton, OH.
British personnel in a Land Rover Truck Utility Light (TUL), with a Weapons Mounted Installation Kit (WMIK) carrying a FNMI 7.62mm M240G general purpose machine gun, Living Support Area 5, Kuwait, 10 Mar 2003.
M43 Ambulance variant of the M37 cargo truck, Chile, 1960.

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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