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Face camo

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Hi everyone, what did US paratrooper use to darken they're face's on night drop during D Day , im using black camo cream but it's not authentic can't seem to find any references on what they used .or how they made it , their is a WW2 camo cream but it's not dark but light green Any help would be gratefully received

Posted : 08/04/2020 8:02 am
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Burnt cork or charcoal was most commonly used.

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Posted : 08/04/2020 10:18 am
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My Government Issue Collectors Guide has no issued camo product. Look at the Eisenhower pics and there are some very shiny faces! As Bosh indicates, anything to hand would do the job.

Posted : 08/04/2020 7:01 pm