"Stinky Duane Beeson Spitfire" - Framed Map Art Print by Craig Tinder
"Stinky Duane Beeson Spitfire"
By Artist Craig Tinder
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!
Printed on a heavy, matte substrate, this archival art print is fade-resistant with an astonishingly high resolution to bring out rivet-level details. Our framed prints are assembled, packaged, and shipped by our expert framing staff and delivered "ready to hang" with pre-attached hanging wire, mounting hooks, and nails. Make any room look more sophisticated by displaying framed art print with a smooth, white mat board. It’s printed on a quality matte paper and framed with a stylish black wood frame and 2-inch mat. The dimensions of the framed print are 29.5" x 21.5".
This item is printed on demand and typically requires 2-3 days for printing prior to shipment.
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.