"Guadalcanal Tiger P-40 Warhawk" - Map Art Print by Craig Tinder
"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 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.