Restoring the infamous Messerschmitt Bf109 G-2 “Yellow 3”

The museum is currently working on adding an important object to our collection, namely the german Messerschmitt.

The aircraft was the backbone of the german “Luftwaffe” in World War 2, and this particular aircraft has a strong history. The German fighter Messerschmitt Bf109 G-2 “Yellow 3” had to make an emergency landing close to Nærøy on the 24th of March 1943 during the occupation of Norway. A neighboring farmer rowed out to rescue the pilot, despite the animosity towards the attackers. The germans came back a while after to try to salvage the plane, but the farmer thought he had done enough and pointed them in the wrong direction. Because of this we were able to retrieve it in 2010, after nearly 57 years under water.

Restoration

The restoration process has been long and extensive, mostly due to the corrotion of the airplane. The team working on the aircraft has put in great effort to preserve and rescue as much as possible of the original parts, and has carefully built the plane back to its former glory. We expect to be able to showcase the Messerschmitt in 2020.

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Tina Andersen