"Cripes A Mighty P-51 Mustang" - Map Art Print by Craig Tinder
"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 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.
Framing and additional print sizes available upon request.