Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, is named for lst Lt. Jack Thomas Laughlin, a Del Rio native and B-17 pilot killed over Java on Jan. 29, 1942. Location: 6 mi. east of Del Rio.

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Laughlin Air Force Base
Laughlin AFB is a base located near Del Rio, Texas under the command of the Air Education and Training Command. Here, new USAF pilots earn their wings in the T-37, T-38, and the T-1 aircraft.
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Brief history of Laughlin AFB.
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