A Surrendered German Officer's Pistol and Memorandum of Presentation

Title

A Surrendered German Officer's Pistol and Memorandum of Presentation

Subject

Colonel Joseph Laughlin received a pistol from a German Officer after nearly 20,000 troops surrendered

Description

The XIX Tactical Air Command (TAC) were very effective in their missions to bomb and disrupt the German lines, especially the P-47s in the 362nd Fighter Group. Upon the surrender of German troops at the Beaugency Bridge in France, officers handed over their pistols in capitulation. In recognition of his groups' successes, General Otto Weyland had one of the officer's pistols sent to Colonel Laughlin.

Creator

United States Army Air Corps
Fabryka Broni

Date

September 23, 1944
1930s

Files

Letter_about_Nazi_Pistol.jpg
Nazi_Officer_Pistol.jpg
Nazi_Officer_Pistol2.jpg

Citation

United States Army Air Corps and Fabryka Broni, “A Surrendered German Officer's Pistol and Memorandum of Presentation,” A Look At United States Air Force Colonel Joseph Laughlin, accessed January 21, 2019, https://coloneljoelaughlin.omeka.net/items/show/105.