A P-36 Hawk

Title

A P-36 Hawk

Subject

A type of plane flown by Colonel Joseph Laughlin at Wheeler Field in Hawaii.

Description

Colonel Joseph Laughlin flew the P-36 Hawk, but in what capacity it is not mentioned. It was rendered obsolete by the time fighting intensified in the Pacific and European Theaters of Operation, and it was relegated to training purposes only at that point. However, there were several undamaged P-36 Hawks during the attack at Pearl Harbor. Several pilots managed to take off in heavy fire and tried to mount an offense, with limited success. It proved to still be an effective fighter plane in limited combat, but it was not relied upon once reinforcements were sent in the form of the P-40.

Creator

Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company

Source

National Museum of the United States Air Force

Publisher

United States Air Force

Date

1930s-early 1940s

Files

P36_Museum.JPG
P36_Museum_side.JPG

Citation

Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company, “A P-36 Hawk,” A Look At United States Air Force Colonel Joseph Laughlin, accessed July 10, 2020, https://coloneljoelaughlin.omeka.net/items/show/80.