War Paint, 1944 by J.J. Lloyd
Colorized by J.J. Lloyd
based on an original photographic print
by the US Army Signal Corps
5th June, 1944, Exeter Air Field, England
(US National Archives and Records Administration)
"The two men depicted, Pvt. Clarence C. Ware and Pvt. Charles R. Plaudo, were part of the 'Filthy Thirteen' – the direct inspiration for the Dirty Dozen, the Filthy Thirteen was a demolitions unit in the 506th Parachute Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, 'The Screaming Eagles'.
Known for ‘going the extra mile’ in combat missions, the unit's exploits were made famous when this iconic image of Ware and Plaudo was printed in The Stars & Stripes, the official American Armed Forces newspaper. The origins of the name referred to the units aversion of cleaning themselves, with the mohawks inspired by Acting Sergeant Jake McNeice’s Native American heritage."
"Pvt. Clarence C. Ware, 438 W. 15th St., San Pedro, Calif., gives a last second touch to Pvt. Charles R. Plaudo, 210 N. James, Minneapolis, Minn., make-up patterned after the American Indians. Somewhere in England."
Please note that the listed sizes refer to the print stock with the photograph on it which comes with a white border. The printed image sizes are:
M – 9 ½" × 12" (24.1 × 30.5 cm)
L – 12 ¾" × 16" (32.3 × 40.6 cm)
XXL – 24" × 30" (61 × 76.2 cm)
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Proudly printed on the south coast of England. Our archive quality giclée art prints are printed on 100% cotton 315 gsm Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Baryta, using the latest Epson® UltraChrome HD inks with a shelf life over a century, though we recommend you do not display your print in direct sunlight for long periods.
This is a derivative work. Photographs for illustration purposes only. Please note that all giclée art prints are currently supplied unframed.