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This section of Olive-Drab.com provides information about numerous sources of photos, movies, clip art and other military images. The section on photo archives, in particular, will show you how to access hundreds of thousands of archived photos courtesy of the U.S. Government.

SSGT Jason Weland, 31st Communications Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, eating Meals Ready to Eat (MRE`s) during lunch break while in support of Exercise Silver Flag.  Photographed at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, 12 October 2003
SSGT Jason Weland, 31st Communications Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, eating Meals Ready to Eat (MRE`s) during lunch break while in support of Exercise Silver Flag. Photographed at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, 12 October 2003.

Today in WW II: 25 Oct 1943 American and New Zealand troops land at Mono and Stirling, Treasury Islands, south of Bougainville [25-27 Oct].  More 
25 Oct 1944 First operation by the Japanese Kamikaze Special Attack Force: 55 kamikazes strike 7 carriers and 40 other ships, sinking six, off Leyte, Philippines.
25 Oct 1944 Battle off Samar [Leyte]: US Admiral Sprague skillfully prevents a loss to the stronger Japanese force under Japanese Admiral Kurita.
25 Oct 1944 Battle off Cape Engaño (Leyte): lopsided naval battle resulting in the loss of most of Japanese Northern Force to US Admiral Halsey's carrier planes and battleships [25-26 Oct].
25 Oct 1944 Soviet Red Army enters Kirkenes, the first town in Norway to be liberated from the Germans.
Visit the Olive-Drab.com World War II Timeline for day-by-day events 1939-1945! See also WW2 Books.

Military Photos and Graphic Images

For military photos, start right here. Almost every page of Olive-Drab.com includes one or more photos or images illustrating past and present military operations, equipment, weapons, culture or life. Most of these are selected from official U.S. Government collections that are gradually becoming available on-line. This directory provides links to the best sources available through the Internet.

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Military Vehicle Photos

Find additional photos and hi-res versions of military wheeled vehicles, armor and other tracked vehicles, and artillery at the Olive-Drab Military Mashup:

Shop var on M811 chassis. Courtesy: Government Liquidation LLC
M-936A2 Truck, Medium Wrecker: 5-ton, 6x6 w/winch with Cummins 6 cylinder, diesel engine, automatic transmission.  Location:  Barstow, CA, May 2013. Courtesy: Government Liquidation LLC.
The final load of asphalt is dumped from an M51 5-ton 6x6 dump truck into a paving truck by drivers from the 9th Engineer Bn, 1st MarDiv, as they complete work on QL-1 from Chu Lai to Tam Ky stretch of Route QL 1, Vietnam, 1969.  More than 21,000 tons of asphalt were used in the paving of the 16
PLS dump truck.
M-42A1 Duster 40mm self-propelled antiaircraft gun being prepared for action during exercise Brave Shield XIX, Ft. Hood, TX, 15 Mar 1979.
M-48 tank of the 3rd Armored Division during exercise Big Lift, Germany, October-December, 1963. SFC Daniel Ward of Coral Gables, FL, and PVT Douglas Goudy of Tuscaloosa, AL, are on alert, serving as the aggressor force against the 2nd Armored Division which had been airlifted to Germany for the exercise.

Directory of Links to Military Photos and Graphic Images

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