"Blondie P-51D Mustang" - Map Art Print by Craig Tinder
Blondie P-51D Mustang
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.
Stationed in Debden England, the 334th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Group received their P-51 Mustangs in in 1944. Sporting a distinctive red nose and a tremendous array of pin-up nose art, the 334th FS had a total of nearly 400 victories against the German Luftwaffe. Lt. Marvin Arthur initially took command of the P-51D "Davey Lee", but would quickly get his own personal ship which he quickly referred to as "Blondie", named after his wife. Blondie P-51 displayed the outstanding nose art of Sgt. Don Allen - who painted most of the nose art for the 334th Fighter Squadron. Lt. Arthur finished the war 1.5 victories. Crew Chief D. Allen and Assistant Crew Chief J. Byrge would serve with Arthur to the end of the war.
This fine art print includes an aged background designed from an actual World War II military map. A timeless design for any decor!
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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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