Watch this beautiful video of Bf109E “White 14”, one of only two original and currently flying Bf109 Emils.
Recovered from Russia in 1991, Bf109E 3579 was purchased by David Price of the Santa Monica Museum, California in 1992. Restored to a very high standard over five years by Craig Charlston in the UK, 3579 was completed in 1998. Painted in the scheme of ‘White 14’ of 1(Jagd)/LG2 from late August 1940 during the height of the Battle of Britain. She was registered N81562 and first flew in California in September 1999 being flown by RAF Instructor and warbird pilot, Charlie Brown.
In 2003, 3579 was purchased by Ed Russell/Russell Group Inc in Niagara Falls, Canada and she is now registered CF-EML. The White 14 scheme is famous the world over as is the Hans-Jochem Marseille connection.
After being damaged and belly landing by Marseille on 2 September 1940, 3579 went on to be repaired and serve another two years. In 1942 another pilot flew 3579 and went on to become another North African ace.