Description

Cripes A Mighty P-51 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.

George Preddy's 3rd and last P-51 Mustang, "Cripes A' Mighty" (352nd Fighter Group, 328th Fighter Squadron) displayed one of the most recognizable paint schemes in the 8th Air Force with its distinctive blue trim scheme. Major Preddy served in New Guinea and Australia flying P-40s until 1943 when he was transferred to the European Theater. With 26.83 confirmed enemy air-to-air victories, Maj. Preddy flew "Cripes A' Mighty" as the top P-51D Mustang ace and the 7th highest scoring American ace. After claiming 2 Messerschmitt Bf-109s on Christmas Day 1944, Maj. Preddy was killed in action during the Battle of the Bulge by friendly ground fire upon his return to base.

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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