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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: 2 Oct 1939 Battle of Kock, the final battle in the invasion of Poland, begins [2-5 October].  More 
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Honest John, White Sands Missile Range, NM. A surface-to-surface unguided rocket used as long-range artillery. This rocket could carry a nuclear or conventional warhead and was used for close support of front line troops. Its launcher was mounted on a standard Army truck making it very simple and mobile. U.S. ArmyLength: 27 feetDiameter: 30 inchesWeight: 5,800 poundsPropellant: SolidRange: 12 milesFirst Fired: 1951
Marines of the 4th Division use a 105mm howitzer to shell Jap positions concealed back from the beaches on Iwo Jima, February 1945.
Rows of light trucks stand staged at the Taji National Supply Depot, 30 May 2009. The depot is the Iraqi Army national level logistics and supply center.
Fire Support Coordination Center, interior bunkers under camouflage net, Division  Artillery, 7th Infantry Division, Korea, 27 April 1953.  Truck at right appears to be WC-51 3/4-ton 4x4 Dodge Weapons Carrier.
A convoy of military vehicles, including M-939 5-ton cargo trucks, crosses floodwaters on IH-10 while moving a Texas Air National Guard Security Forces Squadron to Loyola University in New Orleans, to conduct search and rescue missions in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, LA, 11 September 2005.
View of oil dripping from 2 1/2 ton, 6x6, CCKW cargo truck at Outbound Park, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, Newport News, VA, 20 June 1944. This was a test that indicated the stacking is impractical for overseas shipment.

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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