General Otto Weyland and Colonel Joseph Laughlin Stand in Front of a Luftwaffe Plane

Title

General Otto Weyland and Colonel Joseph Laughlin Stand in Front of a Luftwaffe Plane

Subject

Colonel Laughlin, as Commander of the 362nd Fighter Group, reported directly to the Commander of the XIX Tactical Air Command (TAC), General Otto Weyland, under the auspices of the Ninth Air Force

Description

Colonel Laughlin and General Weyland stand in front of a surrendered German Luftwaffe airplane, a Focke-Wulf (FW) 190 at the Frankfort Rhein Main Air Base in Germany. The plane had been flown in by the German Luftwaffe Commander to be surrendered to the 362nd Fighter Group in response to their overwhelming destruction of German planes on the ground and in the air in the month of April. General Weyland made the trip to share in the successes of his XIX TAC, 362nd Fighter Group.

Source

National Museum of the United States Air Force - Research Division

Publisher

United States Air Force

Date

April 1945

Files

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Collection

Citation

“General Otto Weyland and Colonel Joseph Laughlin Stand in Front of a Luftwaffe Plane,” A Look At United States Air Force Colonel Joseph Laughlin, accessed April 8, 2020, https://coloneljoelaughlin.omeka.net/items/show/31.