Big Brass Ones, Lithographic print, 11 ½ x 24, open edition
Signed by the artist
This Wild Weasel F-105 is returning from its 100th mission over North Vietnam in November 1968.
One of the most dangerous missions continuously flown over North Vietnam was flak and surface-to-air missile (SAM) suppression by the Fairchild built F-105F Wild Weasels. These brave and dedicated two man crews purposely drew fire in advance of the strike force in order to locate, intimidate or destroy enemy defenses.
F-105 #62-4424 “Crown 7” was the aircraft assigned to Major John Revak, pilot, and Major Stan Goldstein, Electronic Warfare Officer, of the 44th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 388th Tactical Fighter Wing based at Korat, Thailand. The artist was present in November 1968, to participate in the celebration of their 100th mission over North Vietnam.*
“Big Brass Ones”
Republic F-105 Thud
100th mission over North Vietnam
Korat Thailand Air Base
Major John Revak, pilot
Major Stan Goldstein, GIB
F-105 Lithographic print