The release of our first Messerschmitt PlaneTag offers something a little different – the chance for our aviation enthusiasts to assist in the restoration and preservation of aviation history. Proceeds from the sale of these authentic Bf 109 PlaneTags will be donated to the Spirit of Flight Foundation in support of their mission to restore the notorious Bf 109 Messerschmitt, Werk Nummer 10145, as well as their charitable work.
The 10145 was built in Leipzig, Germany in 1942, serving as a Norwegian patrol aircraft which flew the Murmansk sector of Russia. The aircraft was shot down in aerial combat with multiple Soviet fighters during an escort mission for Ju 88 bomber aircraft on July 19th, 1942. The aircraft was flown by FW. Leopold Knier, who bailed out at an altitude of about 3000 meters after it was crippled by the Soviet P-40. The aircraft remained in Northern Russia until it was rescued by Warbird Recovery in the winter of 1994, and is currently under restoration for the Spirit of Flight Foundation.
*Important Notice – Please Read Carefully
PlaneTags are made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal. Because PlaneTags are made from real fuselage, each PlaneTag bears the color, thickness, and wear and tear from the portion of the fuselage from which it was cut and it is therefore rare to create two identical PlaneTags. These variations and imperfections are not product flaws. They are part of the beauty of PlaneTags. As a result, you will not have an option to select the color of your PlaneTag. The images on this website are provided for reference only and should not be used as the sole basis for choosing a particular PlaneTag.
My husband really loves it. Great gift!
Buying experience was great, item arrived way earlier than expected. Good quality and tag was perfectly customized as I had requested.
Thanks for the wonderful customer service. On-line ordering was easy, package arrived very quickly and my husband loved receiving this piece of history
I am a collector of WWII aviation memorabilia and happened across your website. Intrigued by your Tags and Moto Art - I bought a Bf-109 Tag. The purchase and tracking process was simple and couldn't have been any better. The Tag and its informative packaging was well thought out. If you wanted to go one step further, maybe laser etch the Tag a bit deeper and color in the text for easier reading. Also, you could add a country of origin flag in color - in this case Germany. I'm keeping my eye out for a Me-262 Tag should you ever offer one!
I am a great fan of the old BF-109 Messerschmitt and right now I am using this piece as my buisness card
Gave it as gift and he loved it!
Tag was just what I expected.
I bought this for one of my daughter, who is a WWII buff. It’s a unique gift that I’m sure she’ll love! Great quality!