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War Paint by the US Army Signal Corps, 1944

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Collectible museum-grade fine art print, hand-printed in England and individually finished with a monogram emboss. Each sale directly supports the artisan. Listed dimensions include a white border for easy framing.


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 unit's aversion to cleaning themselves, with the mohawks inspired by Acting Sergeant Jake McNeice’s Native American heritage. – Jordan J. Lloyd

Taken: June 5th, 1944
Exeter Airfield, England
US Army Signal Corps
Jordan J. Lloyd
Original Format: 
Photographic print
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War Paint by Jordan J. Lloyd, 1944

This photograph is also available as a ⇲ restored & remastered colorized original print from our ⇲ ColorGraph Co. imprint.


Presented on 315gsm Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Baryta; a pleasantly warm, pure cotton paper with subtle texture, providing excellent reproduction of colour and detail, deep blacks, and perfect contrasts.


"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."

War Paint by the US Army Signal Corps, 1944
War Paint by the US Army Signal Corps, 1944
War Paint by the US Army Signal Corps, 1944
War Paint by the US Army Signal Corps, 1944

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