Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistJim Caiella Platinum Member CollectionAircraft
Description A 352nd Fighter Group P-51D Mustang leads a 149th Fighter Wing F-16C in the skies over Richmond, Virginia in this cover design done for a program in 1980 commemorating the final reunion of the famed World War II fighter group hosted by the Virginia Air National Guard. The aircraft are both painted in the colors of Major George Preddy, the commander of the 328th Fighter Squadron, who was killed on Christmas Day, 1944. One of the guard's Fighting Falcons wore the scheme, which I designed, for a month after the reunion.
Jim Caiella, Richmond, VA Member Since November 2010 Artist Statement Longtime photojournalist. author, illustrator, editor.
I am a photographer by education, training, experience, and inclination. I have worked for newspapers and wire services up and down the East Coast. Among many other media outlets, my work has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, Newsday, Road&Track, Miami Herald, San Francisco Chronicle, and San Jose Mercury.
In past lives I was director of photography in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI; and Augusta, Georgia. I was the last photo editor of The Richmond News Leader and subsequently associate photo director of the Richmond newspaper.
I most recently was Senior Editor of Proceedings and Naval History of the U.S. Naval Institute and an editor for the U.S. Marine Corps, History Division, Quantico, Virginia. I am currently a writer/editor for the Navy's Naval History and Heritage Command at the Washington Navy Yard.
My favorite subjects are aviation, naval history, and automobiles. Most of what you will see on these pages reflects those interests.