Military Information & Intelligence

This section provides information about many topics realted to the organization and operation of the military in the U.S. and other countries as well as related topics with a military flavor.

Pilots of the United States Army Air Transport Command studying a map, 1941
Pilots of the United States Army Air Transport Command studying a map, 1941.

Today in WW II: 23 Jul 1940 American Bantam and Willys-Overland submit the only two bids for the Quartermaster Corps light reconnaissance and command cars, the origin of the military jeep.  More 
23 Jul 1941 Original World War II contract for jeeps awarded to Willys with Ford added Nov 1941 to increase production.
23 Jul 1945 Submarine USS Barb [SS-220] destroys a Japanese locomotive and supply train at Patience Bay off the coast of Karafuto, Japan, the only known such attack by a submarine.
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Military Information & Intelligence

This section includes links to Olive-Drab.com pages that cover organization and units of the U.S. Department of Defense as well as the MOD organizations of many of the world's nations. Beyond that, you will find here information about diverse military topics including forms of military entertainment, military reference materials and intelligence sources, as well as books and videos with military subject matter.