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: 10 Jul 1940 Agreement divides France into German occupied zone of northern and western France, including the entire Atlantic coast, and unoccupied zone, the remaining 2/5 of France, under PĂ©tain at Vichy.  More 
10 Jul 1940 Germain air campaign against England, the Battle of Britain, begins with German attacks on English Channel naval targets [10 Jul-31 Oct].
10 Jul 1943 Montgomery's British Eighth Army takes Syracuse on the first day of the invasion if Sicily, Italy.
10 Jul 1943 US Army Air Force begins raids against the Kurile Islands, the Northern Territories of Japan, about 650 miles west of the Aleutians.
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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.

Military equipment and gear are described on the individual pages or sub-sections of Olive-Drab.com for all the specific types. In addition to the sections linked below, weapons, military vehicles, and rations are covered in their own sections that you can find from the menu bar on the page top.

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.