Side by Side Takeoff

Title

Side by Side Takeoff

Subject

Pilots of the 379th Fighter Squadron execute a dual takeoff

Description

It was not uncommon for pilots to execute dual takeoffs when launching for a mission. It ensured the planes would get into the air and into formation quicker than doing it one-by-one. This picture is captioned as being at Station 159 in Wormingford, Essex, England. The planes are setting out on a bomber escort mission.

Source

National Museum of the United States Air Force - Research Division, Collection # AR.2007.016

Publisher

United States Air Force

Date

February 1944

Files

379th_FS_dual_takeoff.JPG

Citation

“Side by Side Takeoff,” A Look At United States Air Force Colonel Joseph Laughlin, accessed April 8, 2020, https://coloneljoelaughlin.omeka.net/items/show/2.