Today in WW II: 8 May 1944 Supreme Allied Commander Eisenhower confirms 5 June 1944 as the date for Operation Overlord, the invasion of France [changed last minute to 6 June due to weather]. More 
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Indian 640 Military Motorcycle

Indian 640
Indian 640.

Indian 640
Indian 640. Thanks to an astute visitor to Olive-Drab.com for correct ID. According to this source, the 640 is more or less just a pre-war Sport Scout, painted olive drab and with a few military add ons.

1940 Indian 640. Sidecar: prewar Indian Princess. Owner: Robin Markey. Photo: Courtesy of Bill Jeffers
1940 Indian 640. Sidecar: prewar Indian "Princess". Owner: Robin Markey. Photo: Courtesy of Bill Jeffers.