Aircraft received civil registration HA-DUR (in Hungarian 'hadúr' means a warlord, also used as a title of the chief of the armed forces) and LÜH number 1001 (see SAFO No. 77), and had been named after the best scoring Hungarian WWI ace - lt. József Kiss. Despite civil registration aircraft was in a permanent (clandestine) military service. In 1938 it was temporarily lent to civil transport as HA-JUC. It was requested back (together with other two MALÉRT Ju-52) as military transport (but without any modification) in June 1941, with S.101 serials, and put for some months to a short front service (102/1 Transport Sq.). In 1942 (April 13) all the other civil Ju-52 were also enlisted. Hungarian manufactured armed Ju-52/3mg14e (PIRT - Pestszentlörinc Ipari Telepek (Pestszentlörinc Industrial Workshops)) received 'S' serials, ex-MALERT Ju-52 became 'U' series. S.101 became thus U-863. It was shot down by ground fire on Oct. 17, 1944.
Photos (L. Jávor via author):
HA-DUR, 1936-38. It is also mentioned in publications that LÜH number 1001 was painted on the tail, however no such number is visible on the photo. Maybe the photo had been made prior to the assignment of the number ?
As HA-JUC, 1938-1941.
One of S.101-103 (c) enlisted in 1941. The chevron is almost invisible on the silver finish.
As U.863 (d) in post-1942 style of markings.
(1) Ju-52/3mg4e, manufact. no. 5600, as HA-DUR. Silver and black finish, registration in black, red-white-green strips on the tail, Hungarian coat of arms on the rudder.
(2) Rudder of HA-DUR.
(3) Side of HA-DUR with the name of the aircraft.
(4) HA-JUC, red-white-green MALÉRT rings on the fuselage.
(5) In military service as S.101. Possibly due to the air superiority on the Eastern Front in that period the aircraft did not receive any camouflage at all. Position of the serials assumed.
(6) The last appearance, as U.863. Probably standard green/dark green German camouflage pattern.