"Dainty Dotty P-51D Mustang" - Map Art Print by Craig Tinder
"Dainty Dotty P-51D Mustang"
By Artist Craig Tinder
Printed on a heavy, matte substrate, this archival art print is fade-resistant with an astonishingly high resolution to bring out rivet-level details.
Wingman to Squadron Commander, Maj. Kit Carson (piloting P-51D Mustang "Nooky Booky"), P-51D 44-14798 was reassigned from Lt. Betram to Lt. James McLane Jr. in 1945. McLane named the aircraft after his wife, Dainty Dotty and spent the final days of the war chasing Me-262s in the skies above Germany. The 357th FG scored the highest number of air-to-air victories than any other unit in the 8th Air force with 42 Mustang Aces in total. The 357th FG upgraded to the P-51 Mustang in February 1944. January 14th 1945 will be remembered as one of the most significant air battles for the 357th FG when 55.5 German Luftwaffe Fighters were shot down over Berlin.
This fine art print includes an aged background designed from an actual World War II military map. A timeless design for any decor!
This item is printed on demand and typically requires 2-3 days for printing prior to shipment.
About the Artist: Craig Tinder is an artist/historian specializing in the creation of digital aviation artwork and has held a lifelong passion and interest in history and painting. Craig grew up hanging on the fences at the Reno Air Races which fueled his passion for illustrating his favorite subject matter: WW2 aircraft and Military/Transportation subject matter. As a Loadmaster and restorer on a B-17 Flying Fortress, he understands the intricate details of his pursuits and re-creates one-of-a-kind warbird illustrations for the families of veterans. He has won numerous art shows and has contributed illustrations to a variety of publications and public education displays. Over the years, Craig has amassed a large collection of artifacts, period photos, clothing, weapons, and more, all of which are used as research materials in his paintings. He is an avid collector and serious historian - combined with his artistic talents, he produces exciting and accurate renditions of history. His original and limited-edition print work can be seen in many private collections around the world.
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. All art prints include a 1" white border around the image to allow for future framing and matting, if desired.