Description

Commander's' Oversight
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.

After losing his legs in an aerobatic crash in 1931, Douglas Bader recovered to become a fighter pilot with the RAF. A highly capable and admirable leader, Douglas Bader worked closely with Air Vice-Marshal Leigh-Mallory and the "Big Wing" strategic concept. Participating in the Battle of France and the Battle of Britain, Douglas Bader would amass 20 aerial victories against the Luftwaffe before being shot down over France.

While in captivity, Bader would later become the focus of the "Operation Leg Delivery", a mission coordinated between both the RAF and the Luftwaffe to dispatch new prosthetic legs. General Adolf Galland coordinated efforts to have legs safely dropped by the RAF for Bader in order to make his stay in Germany "more comfortable". Bader and his other allies were liberated in April 1945.

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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