Colonel Laughlin in the Cockpit of his Final P-47

Title

Colonel Laughlin in the Cockpit of his Final P-47

Subject

Colonel Laughlin prepares for takeoff in his P-47, Five by Five

Description

This rare color photo of Colonel Laughlin was taken by a special group of the Army Air Corps. Tasked with getting color photos and footage of P-47 pilots in the Ninth Air Force, they made sure to get shots of the Group Commander. Here, Colonel Laughlin untangles his helmet and goggles, cigar in mouth. You can see the three Nazi flags and battleship insignia displayed prominently on his aircraft.

Creator

United States Army Air Corps

Source

National Museum of the United States Air Force - Research Division

Publisher

United States Air Force

Date

1945

Files

Laughlin_in_cockpit.JPG

Citation

United States Army Air Corps, “Colonel Laughlin in the Cockpit of his Final P-47,” A Look At United States Air Force Colonel Joseph Laughlin, accessed April 3, 2020, https://coloneljoelaughlin.omeka.net/items/show/46.