Pilots from the 377th Fighter Squadron Pose Atop a Captured Flak Gun

Title

Pilots from the 377th Fighter Squadron Pose Atop a Captured Flak Gun

Subject

Two pilots have some fun on a captured flak gun outside Rennes in France

Description

377th Fighter Squadron pilots Lt. Robert J. "Red" Campbell and Lt. Roy D. Christian hang onto a previously camouflaged 88 mm flak gun. These larger flak guns were used to target high-altitude planes, like the P-47. Sadly, Lt. Christian was KIA a few months after this photo was taken.

Source

National Museum of the United States Air Force - Research Division

Publisher

United States Air Force

Date

August - September 1944

Files

Men_on_flak_gun.JPG

Citation

“Pilots from the 377th Fighter Squadron Pose Atop a Captured Flak Gun,” A Look At United States Air Force Colonel Joseph Laughlin, accessed February 21, 2020, https://coloneljoelaughlin.omeka.net/items/show/23.