Colored Illustrations of Colonel Joseph Laughlin and Five by Five by Captain George Rarey

Title

Colored Illustrations of Colonel Joseph Laughlin and Five by Five by Captain George Rarey

Subject

Captain Rarey captured both personas of Colonel Joseph Laughlin

Description

Captain Rarey's renderings were very important to Colonel Laughlin and the airmen of the 362nd. Colonel Laughlin was so enamored with his nose art that he asked his crew chief to salvage them off of every plane he flew. His crew chief, Sergeant Chodor, dutifully replaced the cowl covers and nose art on every P-47 Colonel Laughlin ever flew. Although no one knows what happened to the original nose art, Captain Rarey kept copies of his illustrations in sketchbook journals. The original sketch of Colonel Laughlin is also in this collection.

Creator

Captain George Rarey

Source

National Museum of the United States Air Force - Research Division

Publisher

United States Air Force

Date

1943-1944

Files

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Citation

Captain George Rarey, “Colored Illustrations of Colonel Joseph Laughlin and Five by Five by Captain George Rarey,” A Look At United States Air Force Colonel Joseph Laughlin, accessed April 8, 2020, https://coloneljoelaughlin.omeka.net/items/show/30.