Flying Tiger P-40 Warhawk - Map Background
Painting - Illustration
Flying Tigers P-40B Warhawk
Charles 'Chuck' Older
Charles 'Chuck' Older served in both WWII and the Korean War. With a confirmed total of 18 enemy victories, Older was the third highest scoring ace of the American Volunteer Group (AVG) recruited by Claire Lee Chennault. The Flying Tigers were comprised of three fighter squadrons with its primary mission to defend China against a superior, Imperial Japanese invasion force.
Flying the P-40B Hawk Model H81-A2 (also known by the British designation - Tomahawk IIB) against the Japanese, the Flying Tigers used superior tactics to overwhelm their more maneuverable adversaries. The original Flying Tigers would lose only 14 pilots during combat missions in 1941-1942.
Perhaps one of the more distinguishable icons of WWII, the Flying Tigers' shark-mouthed nose art remains a symbol of freedom and one of the earliest beacons of hope during the darkest days of World War II.
This fine art print includes an aged background designed from an actual World War II military map. A timeless design for any decor!
November 16th, 2013
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