Bf 109F-2, W. Nr. 8117, Maj. Günther Lützow, Stab JG 3, Schatalowka, Soviet Union, October 1941
Günther ‚Franzl‘ Lützow began his service career in the skies over Spain when, serving in the Legion Condor, he downed five enemy aircraft during the Civil
War. His combat victories mounted over the course of the Second World War while serving in the ranks of JG 3, JG 51 and JV 44. He ended up with
a total of 110, gained over more than 300 combat flights. His life was ended by Thunderbolts of the 365th FG. The P-47 jocks shot down the Me 262 flown
by Lützow, and his damaged Schwalbe crashed into the Danube. For his service, Lützow was awarded the Knight‘s Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords.
This aircraft, wearing the standard scheme composed of RLM 74/75/76 with Geschwader CO markings, was flown by Günther Lützow in the initial phases
of the war against the Soviets. The camouflage scheme was supplemented by the usual quick recognition markings carried on the Eastern Front - the yellow
rudder, fuselage band, wingtips and engine cowl.
INFO Eduard - March 2020