Military Gear & Equipment

Military gear and equipment includes everything that is supplied to or used by soldiers or other service members. These sections of Olive-Drab.com provide information about some of those things that make up the vast inventory of supplies, equipment, and materials that are provided in support of the military mission.

Today in WW II: 23 Feb 1942 Japanese submarine I-17 attacks a coastal oil refinery at Santa Barbara, CA. 17 high-explosive shells cause insignificant damage.  More 
23 Feb 1944 US forces achieve victory in the Battle of Eniwetok Atoll, in the Pacific Marshall Islands.
23 Feb 1945 US Marines from 28th Marines, 5th Marine Division captured the summit of Mt. Suribachi on Iwo Jima, after days of intense fighting. Without realizing its significance, Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal snapped the world famous Iwo Jima flag photo.
23 Feb 1945 Allied Forces cross the Roer River [Operation Grenade].
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World War II color photo of African-American engineers participating in nighttime flag ceremony, Ft. Belvoir, VA
Rare World War II color photo of African-American engineers participating in nighttime flag ceremony, Ft. Belvoir, VA. Each soldiers is wearing a garrison cap, a wool Service Coat over wool shirt and trousers, with a cartridge belt. The rifle is the M1 Garand.

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Marines in full combat gear look out from their truck in convoy, Marine barracks, New River, NC, May 1942
Marines in full combat gear look out from their truck in convoy, Marine barracks, New River, NC, May 1942.

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