David "Tex" Lee Hill
American Volunteer Group Double Ace
Plus P-40 research, Technical Information and Photos
By Sir Ernie Hamilton Boyette
Above painting was started and completed on Month Day, Year. Painting size 18x36."
This is the print I published from the painting above. Print Size is 18x24".
There are 625 limited edition prints in this series. Print Size 18x24"
Limited Edition Prints are signed and numbered by the artist and by the Ace.
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R.A.F. P-40 Profiles in North Africa painted by Other Artist
The A.V.G. pilots in China saw photos of the P-40 fighters below and decided to paint shark teeth on their fighters.
Below are excellent examples of the R.A.F. that inspired the A.V.G. I think the A.V.G. did a better job of painting the tiger eyes and mouth on their P-40's.
Below are paintings by Sir Ernie Hamilton Boyette of the Flying Tigers.
Painting size 18x36."
David "Tex" Lee Hill
This is the P-51C that Tex Hill flew on his second tour. Artist Sir Hamilton, 2x4 feet.
Above painting was started and completed in December 1991.
Above painting was started and completed on Month Day, 1994.
This painting has been autographed by Chuck Older. Painting size is 24x36".
This is Chuck Older in front of his nemesis, the Japanese Zero. We were at the Pensacola Naval Air Museum in Pensacola, Florida. I met Tex Hill and many other Tigers at the reunion.
Flying Tiger P-40 Paintings Autographed by A.V.G. Pilots.
Flying Tiger autographed by 7 A.V.G. Pilots.
Here is a painting I did of the Flying Tiger logo that I had autographed by 7 of the aviators.
Ken Jernsadt signs my artwork for me.
This is a two foot by four foot painting that I have started but have yet finished. This painting has been autographed by 6 A.V.G. pilots and Aces.
Tex Hill signs his painting for me.
P-40 Profiles painted by Other Artist
Above are profiles that I picked up some where. I did not write down who the artist was but they are a good job and classic A.V.G. model profiles.
One book I highly recommend is the Osprey Series of the A.V.G. units.
Below are photos that I took at the Pensacola Naval Air Museum when they honored the Flying Tigers by adding a beautiful P-40 to their collection at the Museum.
This is the P-40 for the Pensacola Museum.
On the left is one of the Tigers but I am so embarrassed that I did not get his name.
Next to this un-named hero is Peter Wright, Tex Hill, Chuck Older, Dick Rossi, Ken Jernsadt and another Tiger I slipped up in losing some notes and forgetting his name. For there mistakes I am very sorry. Yet the above are all true Heroes.
What a great line up of American Heroes. Peter Wright, Tex Hill, Chuck Older, Dick Rossi, Ken Jernsadt
On the left is my brother Bill, in the center back ground is Tex Hill and I am on the right.
This is Allen Shepard autographing my painting of the Friendship 7 that he rode in and out of space.
I knew he would be at the event so I painted his space capsule for him to sign for me.
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