Werknummer 3714 was the Bf 109 E-3 of Heinz “Pritzl” Bär while at Saint Ingevert airfield in France, September 1941. He was assigned to 1./JG 51 at the time. Bär was one of the “Old Hares” of the Luftwaffe, flying from the beginning of the war through the end. He amassed more than 1,000 combat sorties, and survive being shot down himself 18 times. Various authors differ slightly in the number of victories credited to him, Toliver and Constable put his total at 220, including 16 on the Me 262.