A group of tired Chindits bring out a stretcher case towards the photographer, immediately behind whom is the light jungle airstrip. The man at left carries two Enfield rifles, the other being the wounded man’s. To his right is a Black West African Chindit who watches the jungle for Japanese raiders. The men were from First Platoon, 41 Column, 2nd King’s own Royal Regiment
Sergeant Jake McNiece of the 101st Airborne Division ready to drop into Normandy for the D-Day invasion (June 1944). He was a member of the original "Filthy Thirteen", a group of paratroopers who would loosely inspire the movie THE DIRTY DOZEN. A member later remarked, "We never washed a piece of clothing. We never shined any shoes or boots, and we didn’t salute officers. We didn’t go for any of that malarky, you know?"