Colonel Joseph Laughlin Grinning in Front of his Last P-47

Title

Colonel Joseph Laughlin Grinning in Front of his Last P-47

Subject

Colonel Laughlin has a toothy grin as he is photographed in front of his last P-47

Description

Colonel Laughlin is all smiles as he looks out onto the field full of men and planes. He appears in his flight suit with his uniform underneath, ready to take to the skies. The checkerboard cowl color indicates this was taken towards the end of the war; it had been painted on the same cowl covers that Captain George Rarey had painted before combat begin for the 362nd Fighter Group. Captain George Rarey was KIA on June 27, 1944.

Source

National Museum of the United States Air Force - Research Division

Publisher

United States Air Force

Date

1945

Files

Laughlin_in_front_of_last_nose_art.JPG

Citation

“Colonel Joseph Laughlin Grinning in Front of his Last P-47,” A Look At United States Air Force Colonel Joseph Laughlin, accessed April 8, 2020, https://coloneljoelaughlin.omeka.net/items/show/47.