Description

Ira Kepford F4U Corsair
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.

One of the U.S. Navy's premiere aces, Ira "Ike" Kepford scored 16 confirmed victories while serving with VF-17 "Jolly Rogers". During the Battle of the Solomon Sea, Kepford scored 4 victories before nearly running out of ammunition and fuel. He prepared for an emergency landing aboard the nearby U.S.S. Bunker Hill, w hereby Captain Ballentine was pleased the young defender came aboard. Captain Ballentine even served Kepford with a refreshment. Kepford earned two Navy Crosses, the Silver Star, the Gold Star, three Distinguished Flying Crosses, the Air Medal, and the American Defense Service Medal.

This fine art print includes an aged background designed from an actual World War II era 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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