Restoration Scene: Sola’s Lucky Catch

Chairman of Norway’s Flyhistorisk Museum Egil Endresen, along with Johan P Petersen, details some of the challenges that had to be overcome to return the rusting wreck of a rare Bf 109G-1 to its former glory

Catch of the day! ‘Black 6’ photographed shortly after appearing at the fishing port of Sirevåg in 1988 – the Balkenkreuz clearly visible.
ALL EGIL ENDRESEN

On the night of December 16, 1988 the shrimp trawler Luma arrived back at the small fishing port of Sirevåg on Norway’s southwest coast. Unusually its net was hanging over the side – something big was caught inside and was jamming the mechanism.

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