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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: 18 Apr 1941 As German troops approach Athens, the Greek Prime Minister Alexandros Koryzis commits suicide.  More 
18 Apr 1942 Doolittle Raid takes American bombers to Tokyo.
18 Apr 1943 Japanese Combined Fleet Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto killed when intercepted and shot down over Bougainville by 18 P-38 aircraft, the longest such mission of the war.
18 Apr 1945 Esteemed American war correspondent Ernie Pyle killed by Japanese machine gun fire, island of Ie Shima off Okinawa.
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:

A tank platoon maneuvers across the Kansas prairie enroute to the turn-in facility where the M60A3s will be retired.  1st Battalion, 635th Armor, Kansas Army National Guard at Fort Riley MATES site.  Camp Funston Mobilization and Training Equipment Site (MATES), in the Kansas River Valley, down the hill from Fort Riley
Bantam BRC-40 prototype jeep in tests, Ft. Benning, GA, 2 May 1941. Original caption:  Blitz Buggy Scales a Hill -- The Army's tiny midget cars are called upon are called upon constantly to travel over rough terrain, and this little Blitz Buggy is no exception as it climbs over a steep hill in a routine exercise. The heavily treaded tires help it get over the rough spots.
31st Marine Amphibious Unit M60 tank patrols a beach during Exercise KANGAROO III, Feb 1981
Marines with Company K, Battalion Landing Team 3/8, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fire M2 .50 caliber machine guns at targets downrange during a company live-fire exercise as part of Realistic Urban Training aboard Fort A.P. Hill, VA, 7 June 2010.
M-4 Sherman Tank, Normandy, France, June 1944.
The T236 self-propelled firing platform, originally designed for the 8-inch howitzer, was found to be adaptable to other weapons and purposes.  The T236 family of field artillery vehicles presently includes five models: The T235 or M107 (175mm gun), T236 or M110 (8 in howitzer), and T245 (155mm gun) weapon carriages and two support vehicles, the T119 and T120 or M578 wreckers.  The T245 and T119 were not standardized.

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