DD269 “War Paint” – 101st Airborne
One of the most iconic photos of the pre D-Day operation was the 101st Paratroopers who having shaved their hair into ?Mohawk? style now painted their faces in a similar manner…Only some guys in the 101 did this!
The afternoon and early evening before D-Day. All over Southern Britain thousands of airborne forces, British and American, prepare to go into action many hours ahead of the seaborne invasion troops hit the beaches.
On dozens of airfields these paratroopers gather about to board their C47 transports bound for France. Weapons are packed… parachutes attached… Extra ammunition and supplies stowed away as the men stand and sit around the designated aircraft.