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This is my pencil portrait homage to WW2 Spitfire ace Wing Commander Bob Stanford Tuck DSO DFC++ AFC.
He was born on 1st July 1916 and joined the RAF aged 19 in 1935, whereafter he flew in the Battle of France and the Battle of Britain, receiving a second bar to his DFC in March 1941. On 28th January 1942 whilst flying over Northern France his Spitfire was hit by flak near Boulogne and he crash landed, subsequently becoming a POW in Stalag Luft III at Żagań until 1945.
His final accredited aerial kills numbered 27. After the war he also became firm friends with Luftwaffe ace Adolf Galland. He died on 5th May 1987 aged 70.
This original artwork includes a replica RAF pilot’s brevet and genuine hand-signed autograph which I bought from a collector to frame within this tribute portrait. Using AR70 low reflective art glass this is ready to hang. I can personally deliver artwork at a much cheaper cost than couriers (UK mainland only) should you want it delivered with care!
|Dimensions||45 × 33 × 2 cm|