Is that a Messerschmitt in your backyard?

So while doing construction at a residence on the island of Malta, contractors started hitting metal while digging around.

And this is what they found.

As detailed by the Malta Aviation Museum:

With paint markings and W.Nr 8668 still very clearly visible, it was no great feat to figure the history of this Erla-built Messerschmitt Bf109 F4Z. The history of the crash in a nutshell is that it was hit by flak during a sortie on the 1st of April 1942 while being flown by Unteroffizier Hans Pilz of 5.JG3..

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