Illustration of a Briefing of P-47 pilots in the Ninth Air Force

Title

Illustration of a Briefing of P-47 pilots in the Ninth Air Force

Subject

Before missions, pilots would enter the briefing tent to find out the who, what, where, why, and when of their missions

Description

This illustration is of a P-47 squadron from the Ninth Air Force in Belgium during the siege of Aachen in October of 1944. This scene was common among all Air Force groups, though how many of them had this groups' sense of humor is unknown. The briefing board reads "Pilot Poop", a witty play on words for the bombs they would be dropping on the enemy.
This illustration can be found in The Commemorative History of the Ninth Air Force book.

Creator

United States Army Air Corps

Source

National Museum of the United States Air Force - Research Division

Publisher

United States Air Force

Date

1945-1946

Files

Ninth_AF_P47s_briefing.JPG

Collection

Citation

United States Army Air Corps, “Illustration of a Briefing of P-47 pilots in the Ninth Air Force,” A Look At United States Air Force Colonel Joseph Laughlin, accessed April 3, 2020, https://coloneljoelaughlin.omeka.net/items/show/13.