Description

Marie 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.

Stationed at Raydon, Suffolk, England, Lt. Lee became an ace, scoring a total of 5 victories. Lt. Louis W. Lee arrived after the 350th FS, 353rd FG unit had already transitioned from the heavier P-47 Thunderbolt over to the longer-range P-51D Mustang escorts, but very quickly became an ace. Like most of his comrades, Lt. Lee trained extensively in P-40 Warhawks before his assignment in Raydon, England. His Mustang, Marie P-51 44-14690 LH-Q_ was named after his wife back home in the states. Towards the end of the war, Lt. Lee was able to assemble an impressive array of captured Luftwaffe warbirds including the Smithsonian Institute's Messerschmitt Me-163 Comet prior to it being shipped back to the states for testing and evaluation. Very few published photographs exist of P-51D "Marie", however Lt. Lee's family archives were most helpful in reconstructing this profile illustration.

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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