Colonel Joseph Laughlin's Call Sign on the Fuselage of His P-47, Five by Five

Title

Colonel Joseph Laughlin's Call Sign on the Fuselage of His P-47, Five by Five

Subject

Every pilot had a call sign painted on their plane, another form of identification in the air or on the ground

Description

The call sign reads as "B8-A". The "B" is for the 379th Fighter Squadron; the "A" is for the 362nd Fighter Group; and the "8" is the plane number within the squadron. This was Colonel Laughlin's call sign in early 1945.

Creator

Republic Aviation Corporation

Source

National Museum of the United States Air Force

Publisher

United States Air Force

Date

1940s

Files

Five_by_Five_fuselage_sign.JPG

Citation

Republic Aviation Corporation, “Colonel Joseph Laughlin's Call Sign on the Fuselage of His P-47, Five by Five,” A Look At United States Air Force Colonel Joseph Laughlin, accessed April 8, 2020, https://coloneljoelaughlin.omeka.net/items/show/26.