Press Release Concerning Colonel Joseph Laughlin and the Bombing of Bremen Airport

Title

Press Release Concerning Colonel Joseph Laughlin and the Bombing of Bremen Airport

Subject

A press release that touts the accomplishments of Colonel Laughlin and the 362nd Fighter Group

Description

This press release, also found in a partial article from a Nebraska newspaper also in this collection, describes the recent successes of Colonel Laughlin in France. It includes the details behind a Ninth Air Force record-setting flight that was Colonel Laughlin's idea as payback to the Nazis for all that they had done so far. It goes into detail about Colonel Laughlin's life before the war, his friendship with the current 362nd Group Commander, Colonel Morton Magoffin, and how he is viewed by the men in the group. It is also the only time his first wife, Kathleen, is mentioned in any format.

Creator

Ninth Air Force Public Relations Office, Army Air Corps

Source

National Museum of the United States Air Force - Research Division

Publisher

United States Air Force

Date

1944

Files

Laughlin_Press_Release_1.JPG
Laughlin_Press_Release_2.JPG
Laughlin_Press_Release_3.JPG

Citation

Ninth Air Force Public Relations Office, Army Air Corps, “Press Release Concerning Colonel Joseph Laughlin and the Bombing of Bremen Airport,” A Look At United States Air Force Colonel Joseph Laughlin, accessed April 8, 2020, https://coloneljoelaughlin.omeka.net/items/show/54.