Description

Stinky Duane Beeson Spitfire
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 a handful of U.S. WWII Fighter Pilots to become an ace in two different types of aircraft, Duane Beeson, was originally assigned to RAF 71st Eagle Squadron and was later transferred to 334th Squadron, 4th FG. Until 1943, the 4th FG were assigned Supermarine Spitfire Mk VBs. While recently transferred, Duane Beeson embarked on a training mission to test fire the cannons on his Spitfire. He made a quick dash across the Channel to harass German ground troops. As he completed his first strafing run, he immediately took ground fire and quickly flew back to England for repairs.

Duane Beeson would later become a highly successful ace of the 4th FG in both the P-47 Thunderbolt and P-51B Mustang - both dubbed, "The Boise Bee". He would score air combat 22 victories with a strong record scoring multiple victories per mission. In August, 1943, Duane Beeson was again hit by ground fire and interned as a prisoner of war for the remainder of WWII.

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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