Colonel Joseph Laughlin Speaks with Sergeant Raymond J. Chodor

Title

Colonel Joseph Laughlin Speaks with Sergeant Raymond J. Chodor

Subject

Colonel Laughlin and his crew chief, Sgt. Chodor respected and trusted each other

Description

This picture shows Colonel Laughlin and his crew chief, Sgt. Chodor, talking before Laughlin prepped for flight. There had to be a lot of trust between a pilot and his crew chief; not only were they responsible for the overall maintenance of the plane, it was up to the crew chief to help guide the pilot towards the end of the airstrip for takeoff. The way the pilot was situated before takeoff, he could not see the ground in front of his plane.

Source

National Museum of the United States Air Force - Research Division

Publisher

United States Air Force

Date

Late 1944-1945

Files

Laughlin_and_Chodor.JPG

Citation

“Colonel Joseph Laughlin Speaks with Sergeant Raymond J. Chodor,” A Look At United States Air Force Colonel Joseph Laughlin, accessed April 8, 2020, https://coloneljoelaughlin.omeka.net/items/show/32.