Based on a work by F. Severin ( 1931 ), this is a copy of a poster that depicts the Brussels Airfield ( Haren, Brussels, Belgium ) in 1931 ( limited edition of 1,000 copies ).
Today, we offer for sale this magnificent poster that depicts - through humorous illustrations - the Brussels Airfield ( Haren, Brussels, Belgium ) in 1931, as well as three aircraft operated by Sabena Airlines. This very poster has been published in a limited edition of 1,000 individually numbered copies.
Here are the three aircraft depicted :
Fokker F.VIIb / 3m ( built under license by S.A.B.C.A., Registration : OO - AIE )
The aircraft entered into service on November 18th, 1929. On Friday afternoon, December 22nd, 1933, the OO - AIE took off from Haren, heading to Berlin ( present - day Germany ). At 13 : 45, the aircraft hit the top of a tree in the fog and crashed near Dortmund ( present - day North Rhine - Westphalia, present - day Germany ). The pilot, Constant Delhaye ( November 24th, 1899, Laeken, Brussels, Belgium ), and the flight Engineer / radio operator, Charles Goddevriendt ( July 18th, 1901, Leuven, present - day Flemish Brabant, Belgium ), were killed. The three passengers, on the other hand, were slightly injured.
Fokker F.VIIb / 3m ( built under license by S.A.B.C.A., Registration : OO - AIH )
The aircraft entered into service on December 27th, 1929. The OO - AIH was captured by the German troops on Haren Airfield on May 10th, 1940.
Junkers Ju 52 / 3m ( Registration : D - 1929 )
Around the aircraft and three vehicles, pilots, ground crews, passengers, couples, businessmen and a photograph are wandering, chating and busy doing their own business as well.
Mentions printed on the foot of the poster :
- This poster is published in a limited edition of 1,000 individually numbered copies
- Based on a work by F. Severin - 1931
Stamp on the back ( lower left corner ) :
Galerie des Carmes, 55 - 56
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( sources : Wikipedia, aviation-safety.net, www.airhistory.org.uk )