"Pappy Boyington F4U Corsair" - Art Print by Craig Tinder
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DescriptionPappy Boyington 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.
Gregory "Pappy" Boyington is the kind of individual that legends are made of. With a colorful beginning to his Marine Aviation career, Boyington began his first combat tour with the legendary "Flying Tigers" under the leadership of Gen. Claire Chennault. After a dishonorable discharge by Chennault, Boyington eventually took up command of a dispersed group of Corsair pilots within VMF-124, later redesignated as VMF-214 "Black Sheep Squadron". Pappy Boyington led VMF-214 to an exemplary victory record, where he alone would rack up 26 confirmed victories (28 by other sources) against the Empire of Japan.
Pappy's luck eventually ran out when he was shot down and interned as a POW for the remainder of the war. A6M Zero pilot, Masajiro "Mike" Kawato would later claim credit for the victory over Pappy Boyington in his own autobiography, "Bye Bye Black Sheep".
Artist Craig Tinder, had the distinct privilege of meeting both Pappy Boyington and Mike Kawato before they flew West which served as a strong inspiration for the artwork "Lucybelle".
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.