Description

Guadalcanal Tiger P-40 Warhawk
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.

1st. Lieutenant Frederick Ploetz served with the 68th Fighter Squadron, 8th Fighter Group in the Southwest Pacific Theater of Operations during WWII. P-39 Aircobras and P-40 Warhawks from the 68th Fighter Squadron had been flying patrols in the Tongan Islands before relocating to Guadalcanal.

During a specific air mission to the Shortland Islands in January 1943, 1st. Ploetz attacked and shot down a Japanese A6M Zero Fighter while on patrol. Though his own aircraft was stuck by an enemy shell, shrapnel from which injured him in the shoulder, 1st Lt. Ploetz safely brought his plane back to the airfield at Guadalcanal.

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 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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