Hermann "Anatol" Lücke
Oberleutnant

Hermann Lücke

    Hermann “Anatol” Lücke was born on 2 June 1920 at Schwartoldendorf in the Holzminden region of Niedersachsen. Lücke was posted to the Ergänzungsgruppe/JG 54 based in East Prussia in September 1941. In December he was transferred to combat duty with 3./JG 54 based on the Eastern front. In May 1942, Lücke was transferred to 9./JG 51. He gained his first victory on 2 August, when he shot down a Russian Il-2 Sturmovik ground-attack aircraft. Lücke was transferred to Ergänzung-Jagdgruppe Ost in September 1942, to undertake instructing duties. He had five victories to his credit at this time. In February 1943, Lücke returned to combat duty with 9./JG 51. Between 8 May and 21 October, Lücke shot down 73 Russian aircraft, including seven Il-2 Sturmoviks, in less that 15 minutes, on 10 June to record his 16th through 22nd victories, seven victories on 5 July (26-33), 39 victories in July alone, including the 800th victory for 9./JG 51, and five Il-2 Sturmoviks shot down on 27 July (54-58), including the 6,000th victory of JG 51. On 1 August, Lücke’s Fw 190 A-5 (W.Nr. 1310) was rammed by a Russian opponent. Lücke was able to bale out of his stricken aircraft, although he received wounds in the incident. He returned to combat duty at the beginning of September, following recovery from his wounds. He shot down JG 51’s 7,000th victory on 17 September. On 23 October 1943, Lücke collided with another Fw 190 on take-off in his Fw 190 A-5 (W.Nr. 7206) “Yellow 10” at Kosinskiy. Seriously injured, he was taken to the military hospital at Mosyr where he succumbed to his injuries on 8 November. Oberleutnant Lücke was posthumously awarded the Ritterkreuz.
    “Anatol” Lücke was credited with 78 victories. He recorded all his victories over the Eastern front, including 14 Il-2 Sturmoviks. Additionally, he recorded three further unconfirmed victories.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location / Comments
1
2.8.1942
15:30
Il-2 8./JG 51 47 572: at 300m
2
17.8.1942
17:26
Il-2 8./JG 51 47 812
3
21.8.1942
9:30
Pe-2 8./JG 51 47 581: at 2.000m
4
4.9.1942
16:50
Il-2 8./JG 51 S Tamkino
5
5.9.1942
13:50
Il-2 8./JG 51 NW Karamovo
6
8.5.1943
17:22
LaGG-3 9./JG 51 35 241: at 2.000m
7
8.5.1943
17:25
LaGG-3 9./JG 51 35 241: at 2.000m
8
8.5.1943
17:26
LaGG-3 9./JG 51 35 242: at 1.200m
9
14.5.1943
4:27
Yak-1 9./JG 51 64 782: at 2.800m
10
1.6.1943
12:29
MiG-3 9./JG 51 64 654: at 2.500m
11
2.6.1943
4:06
MiG-3 9./JG 51 62 184: at 3.600m
12
2.6.1943
7:48
P-39 9./JG 51 62 152: at 4.800m
13
2.6.1943
7:58
MiG-3 9./JG 51 63 813: at 2.400m
14
8.6.1943
19:12
MiG-1 9./JG 51 64 572: ca. 30 m
15
8.6.1943
19:21
LaGG-5 9./JG 51 53 261: at 300m
16
10.6.1943
19:12
Il-4 9./JG 51 44 513 at 100m
17
10.6.1943
19:13
Il-4 9./JG 51 44 541
18
10.6.1943
19:16
Il-4 9./JG 51 44 574
19
10.6.1943
19:18
Il-4 9./JG 51 44 722
20
10.6.1943
19:18
Il-4 9./JG 51 44 722 at 30-40m
21
10.6.1943
19:19
Il-4 9./JG 51 44 564
22
10.6.1943
19:25
Il-4 9./JG 51 44 442
23
1.7.1943
4:26
MiG-3 9./JG 51 63 372: ca. 3.100m
24
1.7.1943
4:32
MiG-3 9./JG 51 63 392: ca. 2.200m
25
3.7.1943
15:44
Il-4 9./JG 51 63 239: ca. 300m
26
5.7.1943
4:06
LaGG-3 9./JG 51 63 612 at 2.800m
27
5.7.1943
6:58
MiG-3 9./JG 51 63 863 at ca. 4.200m
28
5.7.1943
7:28
LaGG-3 9./JG 51 63 644 at 3.400m
29
5.7.1943
10:36
LaGG-5 9./JG 51 63 542 at 4.200m
30
5.7.1943
10:38
LaGG-5 9./JG 51 63 542 at 3.500m
31
5.7.1943
10:39
LaGG-3 9./JG 51 63 544 at ca. 2.400m
32
5.7.1943
10:42
LaGG-3 9./JG 51 63 542 at ca. 3.200m
33
6.7.1943
5:12
LaGG-3 9./JG 51 63 712: at 2.800m
34
6.7.1943
5:21
Boston III 9./JG 51 63 484: at 1.200m
35
6.7.1943
5:40
LaGG-3 9./JG 51 63 534: at 1.800m
36
6.7.1943
12:36
LaGG-3 9./JG 51 63 362: ca. 1.600m
37
7.7.1943
6:56
LaGG-5 9./JG 51 63 554: at 3.800m
38
7.7.1943
7:01
LaGG-5 9./JG 51 63 563: at 2.500m
39
7.7.1943
7:02
LaGG-5 9./JG 51 63 563: at 2.900m
40
12.7.1943
6:05
LaGG-5 9./JG 51 64 851: at 1.200m
41
14.7.1943
13:16
LaGG-3 9./JG 51 64 521: at 1.500m
42
14.7.1943
13:17
LaGG-3 9./JG 51 64 385: at 1.600m
43
15.7.1943
15:33
LaGG-3 9./JG 51 54 454: at 2.500m
44
15.7.1943
18:21
LaGG-5 9./JG 51 63 225: at 3.400m
45
15.7.1943
18:36
LaGG-3 9./JG 51 64 882: at 2.500m
46
16.7.1943
18:01
Pe-2 9./JG 51 53 831: at 1.500m
47
17.7.1943
7:26
Il-2 9./JG 51 63 478: at 800m
48
17.7.1943
10:16
LaGG-3 9./JG 51 63 538: at 1.500m
49
17.7.1943
10:26
LaGG-3 9./JG 51 63 397: at 900m
50
17.7.1943
15:57
LaGG-3 9./JG 51 63 528: at 1.800m
51
20.7.1943
17:08
LaGG-3 9./JG 51 64 842: at 1.800m
52
21.7.1943
12:14
LaGG-3 9./JG 51 64 819: at 2.600m
53
23.7.1943
17:04
Yak-7 9./JG 51 63 135: at 1.800m
54
27.7.1943
10:14
Il-2 9./JG 51 54 655: at 100m
55
27.7.1943
10:15
Il-2 9./JG 51 54 655: at 100m
56
27.7.1943
10:21
Il-2 9./JG 51 54 658: at 100m
57
28.7.1943
11:17
Il-2 9./JG 51 53 427: at 300m
58
28.7.1943
19:12
Il-2 9./JG 51 53 286: at 400m
59
29.7.1943
15:33
LaGG-3 9./JG 51 54 687: at 2.400m
60
29.7.1943
15:59
LaGG-3 9./JG 51 54 622: at 300m
61
29.7.1943
18:59
Il-2 9./JG 51 64 744: at 100m
62
1.8.1943
18:12
Yak-7 9./JG 51 53 418 at 3.800m
63
3.9.1943
16:32
Boston III 9./JG 51 15km SSW Gludovo: at 2.300m
64
6.9.1943
18:00
Boston 9./JG 51 15km SE Voronezh: at 6.200m
65
15.9.1943
17:24
Yak-7 9./JG 51 SW Yel'nya: at 1.000m
66
15.9.1943
17:27
Il-2 9./JG 51 W Yel'nya: at 100m
67
17.9.1943
13:55
Il-2 9./JG 51 Yel'nya: at 100m
68
17.9.1943
13:57
Il-2 9./JG 51 Yel'nya: at 100m
69
4.10.1943
11:59
Yak-7 9./JG 51 NW Tschernenko: 4.800m
70
6.10.1943
13:11
Yak-7 9./JG 51 13 546: at 1.800m
71
7.10.1943
15:22
Yak-9 9./JG 51 SE Newel: at 2.800m
72
15.10.1943
15:07
Yak-7 9./JG 51 Lyubetsch: at 3.200m
73
15.10.1943
15:15
P-39 9./JG 51 Lyubetsch: at 3.800m
74
19.10.1943
15:39
Yak-4 9./JG 51 Lyubatny: at 200m
75
20.10.1943
14:27
Yak-7 9./JG 51 NW Loyev: at 1.200m
76
20.10.1943
14:32
Yak-7 9./JG 51 S Loyev: at 500m
77
21.10.1943
14:28
Yak-9 9./JG 51 N Loyev: at 3.400m
78
21.10.1943
14:32
Yak-9 9./JG 51 NW Loyev: at 3.200m

Victories : 78
Awards : Ehrenpokal (1 July 1943)
                Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (16 August 1943)
                Ritterkreuz (6 April 1944)
Units : JG 54, JG 51

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