A Press Release about Colonel Joseph Laughlin's Combat Record

Title

A Press Release about Colonel Joseph Laughlin's Combat Record

Subject

Before his return to Nebraska on leave in the winter of 1944, the Public Relations Office of the Ninth Air Force sent this press release to the parents of Colonel Joseph Laughlin for distribution to local papers

Description

This press release covers the combat record that Colonel Laughlin had accrued up until December of 1944. In it, it discusses his recent promotion, his awards, his most notorious credits of destruction, and an account of all destroyed German equipment. It also describes some of his group's credits as well as their overall mission in Europe.

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

December 4, 1944

Files

Laughlin_Press_Release_1944(1).JPG
Laughlin_Press_Release_1944(2).JPG
Laughlin_Press_Release_Letter_to_Parents.JPG

Citation

Ninth Air Force Public Relations Office, Army Air Corps, “A Press Release about Colonel Joseph Laughlin's Combat Record,” A Look At United States Air Force Colonel Joseph Laughlin, accessed April 8, 2020, https://coloneljoelaughlin.omeka.net/items/show/55.