A Rendering of Then-Major Joseph Laughlin by Captain George Rarey

Title

A Rendering of Then-Major Joseph Laughlin by Captain George Rarey

Subject

During downtime, Captain George Rarey practiced his unique art on members of his squadron

Description

When they were not training, flying missions, sleeping, or eating, pilots needed downtime to unwind. Captain George Rarey did so by sketching. In this illustration, Captain Rarey catches an easy-going face on then-Major Laughlin as members of the squadron slump around in the background. Captain Rarey used whatever paper he could get his hands on for these sketches. For this one, he used a formerly Restricted piece of information: the August 1943 Communication codes for East Coast Headquarters.

Creator

United States Army Air Corps
Captain George Rarey

Source

National Museum of the United States Air Force - Research Division

Publisher

United States Air Force

Date

1943-1944

Files

Laughlin_Rendering_by_Rarey_back.JPG
Laughlin_Rendering_by_Rarey_Front.JPG

Citation

United States Army Air Corps and Captain George Rarey, “A Rendering of Then-Major Joseph Laughlin by Captain George Rarey,” A Look At United States Air Force Colonel Joseph Laughlin, accessed April 8, 2020, https://coloneljoelaughlin.omeka.net/items/show/56.