Maj. Krone was as a Fighter Pilot, Commander, Personnel Director and NATO International Staff Officer in the United States Air Force (1952-1975). He flew the T-33, F-84G, F-84F, F-100D/F, T-39, F-86, F-105D/F in America, Europe and Asia. As Operations Officer and Commander of the 469th Tactical Fighter Squadron (F-105D) he became the first USAF commander in the Vietnam War to reach 100 combat missions over North Vietnam (3 June 1966). He flew a total of 125 combat missions in SEA and earned the Silver Star, four Distinguished Flying Crosses, Bronze Star and eleven Air Medals.
Canvas prints are signed by the artist and numbered
50 Main Editions (*Silver)....$275
10 Artist's Proofs (*Gold)....$375
Canvas Size: 16" x 27"
Pinnacle Reached: 100th Mission features Bob Krone's final mission in his F-105 "Thud" over North Vietnam in 1967. Bob was the first acting commander to achieve such a feat as the other 2 before him were shot down before they reached the summit of 100 missions.
*These giclees will be signed by Maj. Krone in silver ink on the Main Edition and gold ink on the Artist's Proof. All prints will also include his signature on the back of the canvas.