Description

Battle Of Britain QVK Spitfire
By Artist, Craig Tinder

Printed on a heavy, matte substrate, this archival art print is fade-resistant with an astonishingly high resolution to bring out rivet-level details.

Leader of 19 Squadron, Pilot Officer W. 'Jock' Cunningham was a key leader in repelling the German assault during the Battle of Britain. Flying the newly commissioned Supermarine Spitfire Mk 1, the pilots of the RAF were well matched to their adversaries piloting the Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-series.

During the massive air assault on September 15, 1940, Jock Cunningham, under Douglas Bader's Command, took 19 Squadron to meet the Germans at 15,000 ft. 900 aircraft created a melee over the skies of southern England. Cunningham would claim a victory that day over a Luftwaffe Bf-109.

Cunningham would later provide escort to the King and Queen of England as they visited 19Squadron to honor him with the Distinguished Flying Cross. Later that year, Cunningham was shot down over France resulting in a crash landing on the beach. He was taken prisoner and was interned for the remainder of the war at Stalag Luft III. Cunningham would finish the war with 5 confirmed victories.

This fine art print includes an aged background designed from an actual World War II military map. A timeless design for any decor!

This item is printed on demand and typically requires 2-3 day for printing prior to shipment.

About the Artist:

Craig Tinder is an artist/historian specializing in the creation of digital aviation art work and has held a lifelong passion and interest toward history and painting. Craig grew up hanging on the fences at the Reno Air Races which fueled his passion for illustrating his favorite subject matter: WW2 aircraft. As a Loadmaster and restorer on a B-17 Flying Fortress, he understands the intricate details of his pursuits and re-creates one-of-a-kind warbird illustrations for the families of veterans. He has won numerous art shows and has contributed illustrations to a variety of publications and public education displays. Over the years, Craig has amassed a large collection of artifacts, period photos, clothing, weapons, and more, all of which are used as research materials in his paintings. He is an avid collector and serious historian - combined with his artistic talents, he produces exciting and accurate renditions of history. His original and limited-edition print work can be seen in many private collections around the world.

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