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Tanker, crew of M-3, with M-1928 submachine gun, Ft. Knox, KY, June 1942
Tanker, member of the crew of an M-3 Lee, with M-1928 submachine gun, Ft. Knox, KY, June 1942.

The Internet has many sources of military photos, ranging from official government archives to personal scrapbooks. This page has a selection of the best, both free and with fees.

Today in WW II: 31 Jul 1941 SS Major General Reinhard Heydrich ordered by Göring to prepare "...a total solution of the Jewish question [Gesamtlösung der Judenfrage]..." in European areas controlled by Germany.   

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The Logistics Readiness Center in Lexington, KY, installs additional armor and electronic accessory kits to a variety of heavy and medium tactical vehicles bound for service in Afghanistan. A few of the vehicles prepared for shipment were (from left): the MTV, M1083A1P2 Cargo; MTV, M1086A1P2 Cargo; HEMTT, M985A4 Cargo W/B-KIT; HEMTT, M984A4 Wrecker W/B-KIT; PLS, M1075P1 Palletized Loading System; HEMTT, M978A4 Fueler W/B-KIT; HEMTT, M1120A4 LHS W/B-KIT; MTV, M1079A1P2 Shop Van; MTV, M1088A1P2 Tractor.
M915A5 (of the M915-Series Line-Haul Tractors), based upon Freightliner commercial Western Star tractors and incorporates transport industry technologies for safety, fuel efficiency and low operating costs per mile.  Circa 2009.
M50 Ontos and its crew of two Marines, accompanying 1st and 2d Battalion, 7th Marines during Operation Franklin, Quang Ngai Province, Vietnam, June 1966. Nomenclature:  Rifle, Self Propelled, Full Tracked, Multiple 106mm M50 or M50A1.
Battery A, 17th Field Artillery Bn, US Eighth Army, fires a 155mm Long Tom at Communist-held positions, fire support for advancing troops of the 2d Infantry Div, during an assault against the Chinese Communist forces on Old Baldy, 22 August 1952
13th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division, M2/M3 halftrack crew use machine guns and a Thompson SMG against attacking aircraft during First Army maneuvers, at a bridge on Route 1 near Bethune, SC, fall 1941.
U.S. medics gently carry a wounded soldier from an M43 3/4-ton Dodge Ambulance towards a Bell H-13 Helicopter, prior to evacuation to another medical aid station for emergency treatment, Korea, 23 July 1953.

Military Image Search Engines

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.

Usenet Military Content

One corner of the Internet that is often overlooked is the Usenet. It is organized into subject matter interest groups across an extremely broad range of categories, including many with a military theme. There are a number of ways to access Usenet, reviewed on this Olive-Drab.com page.

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