A P-40 Warhawk

Title

A P-40 Warhawk

Subject

This type of plane was flown in the Pacific Theater of Operations (PTO) by Colonel Laughlin

Description

The P-40 was the most readily available fighter for U.S. forces after the attack at Pearl Harbor. Although most of the fleet was destroyed in the attack, there were still some planes that survived. Colonel Joseph Laughlin flew this type of plane as a pilot in the 19th Pursuit Squadron based at Wheeler Field in Hawaii. He flew over 350 operational hours against the Japanese in the PTO, with most of those hours probably flying this type of aircraft.

Creator

Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company

Source

National Museum of the United States Air Force

Publisher

United States Air Force

Date

1930s-1940s

Files

P40_Museum_left_side.JPG
P40_Museum_Right_Side.JPG

Citation

Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company, “A P-40 Warhawk,” A Look At United States Air Force Colonel Joseph Laughlin, accessed February 21, 2020, https://coloneljoelaughlin.omeka.net/items/show/83.