Call Sign – Aspen 76

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'Call Sign – Aspen 76' – by Keith Hill

The SR71 'Blackbird' on a mission over Hanoi, when it was fired upon by the SA-2 missile for the first time. The print comes with signatures of Major Tony Bevacqua and Major Jerry Crew.

 

Limited Edition Giclee Print

Product Description

 

‘Call Sign – Aspen 76’ – by Keith Hill

At 1008hrs on July 26 1968 Majors Tony Bevacqua (pilot) and Jerry Crew launched in SR71 ‘Blackbird’ #976 from Kadena AFB. Their mission was to gather photographic and electronic intelligence over Hanoi…at that time the most heavily defended city in the World. The flight would be a ‘Double Looper’…make one pass, hook up with a KC135. take on fuel and make exactly the same pass again.

On the first pass Jerry Crew warned Tony that a SAM fire control radar had locked onto them. Almost immediately he warned him that they had been fired upon. The two missiles failed to reach them and exploded about a mile below them! This was the first time that an SR71 had been fired upon by the SA-2.

 

The print comes with signatures of Major Tony Bevacqua and Major Jerry Crew.

The print border contains images of Major Tony Bevacqua (pilot) and Jerry Crew (RSO) and the following text:

At 1008 hrs on July 26 1968 Majors Tony Bevacqua (pilot) and Jerry Crew (RSO) launched in SR71 ‘Blackbird’ #976 from Kadena AFB. Their mission was to gather photographic and electronic intelligence over Hanoi…at that time the most heavily defended city in the world. The flight would be a ‘Double Looper’…make one pass, hook up with a KC135, take on fuel and make the exact same pass again. On the first pass SA-2 missiles were launched at the aircraft…the first time an SR71 had been fired upon by surface-to-air missiles.

Product Specification

Each print is Signed and Numbered by the Artist, Keith Hill, and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity

 

Giclee Print Available Sizes:

  • Large Overall size: 28" x 20" Limited Edition of 100
  • Small Overall size: 20" x 14" Limited Edition of 200

 
Giclee Print Remarque Option:

  • Selecting 'Yes' above will add an original pencil sketch by Keith, in the print border, either side of the print title.
  • There is an additional cost for these sketches of £79.
  • Please allow up 2-4 weeks delivery time, Keith will contact you with a more accurate delivery estimate.
  • Contact Keith with your preferred subject matter or to discuss ideas.

 
Shipping: UK P+P £6     Overseas P+P £12       For more details, click here.

Countersignatures

Each print is supplied with the crews signatures on a separate piece of card, ready for mounting within the print frame.

 

  • Major Tony Bevacqua (pilot)
  • Major Jerry Crew (RSO)

Alternative Options

Other options available for 'Call Sign - Aspen 76' print:
 
Remarqued Print include an original pencil sketch by Keith in the print border, discuss options with Keith

A4 Open Edition Print a small, collectable alternative, view/purchase here

Original Oil Painting Oil on Canvas, COMMISSION

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