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Artist: Keith Ferris
Medium: Oil on panel
Date: 1973

One of the most dangerous missions continuously flown over North Vietnam was flak and surface-to-air missile (SAM) suppression by the 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.

On loan from: the United States Air Force Art Collection