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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: 27 Aug 1939 First turbojet-powered aircraft, the Heinkel 178, maiden flight piloted by Captain Erich Warsitz.   

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A 25th Transportation Battalion Soldier directs the download of an All-terrain Lifter, Army System (ATLAS) forklift during operations at the Port of Gwangyang, South Korea, 7 December 2010. The ATLAS, from Army Field Support Battalion
A group of inspectors from Army Medical Corps, loading into a 1 1/2-ton Chevrolet 4x4 truck preparing to cover its daily assignment in concerted effort to control mosquitoes, Hawaii, 16 September 1943.
First Squadron, Sixth Armored Cavalry Regiments M-41 Walker Bulldog display tank. Left to right MAJ Claude W. Abate, CSM George Buscham, LTC John F. Simmons, and MAJ James H. Britton. Ft. Meade, MD, August 1969
Marines of the 7th Defense Battalion give their new M3 Stuart light tank a trial run, Tutuila, American Samoa, summer of 1942.
US troops move into Manila, Philippines, 12 February 1945.
American Army and Navy chiefs ride in a Dodge 3/4-ton WC-56 / WC-57 Command Car as they pay their first visit to French soil to see the progress of the battles on the beachheads of France, 12 June 1944. In the group are General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force, General George C. Marshall, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army, Admiral Ernest King, U.S. Navy, and General Henry H. Arnold, Commanding General U.S. Air Forces.

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.

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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