Lt. Heinz-Günther Lück, 1./JG 1, Deelen, the Netherlands, August 1943
Lt. Lück, a pilot with five aerial victories (all over B-17 aircraft) flew during his whole wartime career with JG 1. During the summer 1943, I. Gruppe aircraft carried a garish markings in the form of the checkerboard on the engine cowling, black and white in the case of 1. Staffel. It was deleted after the US Thunderbolts sporting the identical markings
attacked Deelen airbase and the anti-aircraft gunners did not engage as they confused them with the friendly aircraft on the landing approach. Heinz-Günther Lück had his dog
pet, black Scottish terrier named Lucki, painted under the canopy and his rudder sported two victories in the form of white bars.
INFO Eduard - January 2021