"Checkerboarder F4U Corsair" - Map Art Print by Craig Tinder
"Checkerboarder F4U Corsair"
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.
Commissioned in 1943, the VMF-312 "Checkboarders" were stationed throughout the South Pacific including Ponam Island, Espiritu Santo, and Okinawa. 1St. Lt. M.O. Chance kept a well-detailed diary of his combat experience. The Checkerboarder Corsairs flew many highly successful missions engaging the enemy without losing a single aircraft. Some of the fiercest fighting remained for the Checkerboarder Corsairs as they protected Okinawa from Kamikaze patrols all the while maintaining defensive positions while the island was still occupied by the enemy.
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 days for printing prior to shipment.
About the Artist: Craig Tinder is an artist/historian specializing in the creation of digital aviation artwork and has held a lifelong passion and interest in 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 and Military/Transportation subject matter. 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.
Our art prints are produced on acid-free papers using archival inks to guarantee that they last a lifetime without fading or loss of color. All art prints include a 1" white border around the image to allow for future framing and matting, if desired.