Otto Gaiser
Leutnant
 
Otto Gaiser

    Otto Gaiser was born on 5 October 1919 at Reutlingen. Gaiser was posted to JG 51, based on the Eastern front, at the end of 1942. Unteroffizier Gaiser was assigned to 10./JG 51. On 16 March 1943, Gaiser claimed his first victory when he shot down a Russian LaGG-3 fighter near Vyazma. He recorded his 10th victory on 11 July, when he claimed another LaGG-3 shot down. Gaiser claimed 17 victories in August, including five Russian Il-2 Sturmovik ground-attack aircraft shot down on 14 August to record his 24th through 28th victories. He claimed 14 victories in September, including five Russian Yak-1 fighters shot down on 26 September (38-42). In October, Gaiser claimed 10 victories, including his 50th victory on 8 October. He recorded his last four victories (63-66) on 15 January 1944. On 22 January 1944, Gaiser was last seen in aerial combat with four Russian Il-2 Sturmoviks near Berditschew in Bf 109 G-6 (W.Nr. 140 229). He has remained missing to this day. It is thought he became a victim of the Russian ground defences. Gaiser was posthumously awarded the Ritterkreuz and received promotion to the rank of Leutnant.
    Otto Gaiser was credited with 66 victories in 380 missions. All his victories were recorded over the Eastern front and included 21 Il-2 Sturmoviks. In addition he claimed eight unconfirmed victories.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location
1
16.3.1943
15:40
LaGG-3 10./JG 51 36 624: at 100m [N Vyazma]
2
11.4.1943
5:56
Pe-2 10./JG 51 16 621: at 1.300m [Ryta-Sees]
3
7.5.1943
4:55
Il-2 10./JG 51 63 174: at 20m
4
7.5.1943
5:08
Il-2 10./JG 51 63 191: at 50m
5
14.5.1943
18:27
LaGG-5 10./JG 51 63 344: at 100m
6
2.6.1943
7:45
LaGG-3 10./JG 51 63 563: at 2.500m
7
6.7.1943
15:08
Il-4 10./JG 51 63 583: at 200m
8
9.7.1943
8:43
Il-4 10./JG 51 63 713: at 400m
9
10.7.1943
12:50
LaGG-3 10./JG 51 63 513: at 1.000m
10
11.7.1943
18:02
Il-4 10./JG 51 63 564: at 300m
11
12.7.1943
7:05
LaGG-5 10./JG 51 63 222: at 200m
12
12.7.1943
19:30
LaGG-5 10./JG 51 63 222: at 1.000m
13
13.7.1943
7:20
MiG-3 10./JG 51 74 753: at 300m
14
13.7.1943
18:52
LaGG-3 10./JG 51 64 882: at 1.400m
15
17.7.1943
8:13
Il-2 10./JG 51 63 672: at 100m
16
2.8.1943
8:33
Il-2 10./JG 51 53 631 at 800m
17
2.8.1943
8:35
Il-2 10./JG 51 53 633 at 800m
18
2.8.1943
8:40
Il-2 10./JG 51 53 661 at 50m
19
6.8.1943
14:37
LaGG-5 10./JG 51 Schachowzny at 800m
20
10.8.1943
11:13
Il-2 10./JG 51 NE Dergatschi: at 100m
21
10.8.1943
11:15
Il-2 10./JG 51 NW Lipzwj: at 50m
22
10.8.1943
13:53
Yak-1 10./JG 51 W Ljütowka: at 2.000m
23
11.8.1943
7:32
LaGG-5 10./JG 51 N Izyum: at 2.000m
24
14.8.1943
18:17
Il-2 10./JG 51 N Bachmetjevka: at 1.300m
25
14.8.1943
18:19
Il-2 10./JG 51 NW Pankovka: at 1.100m
26
14.8.1943
18:22
Il-2 10./JG 51 N Buzkiy: at 900m
27
14.8.1943
18:23
Il-2 10./JG 51 SE Dobropolye: at 700m
28
14.8.1943
18:25
Il-2 10./JG 51 N Dobropolye: at 600m
29
15.8.1943
13:28
Yak-1 10./JG 51 ESE Bogoduchoff: 2.500m
30
18.8.1943
5:54
LaGG-5 10./JG 51 NW Dolgenkaya: at 3.500m
31
22.8.1943
17:35
Pe-2 10./JG 51 SE Dobropolye: at 3.000m
32
24.8.1943
5:44
Pe-2 10./JG 51 E Krassnnaya: at 4.500m
33
13.9.1943
11:25
Boston 10./JG 51 S Novo-Trotzkoye: 2.000m
34
14.9.1943
6:06
Yak-1 10./JG 51 E Volnoye: at 2.500m
35
19.9.1943
15:13
Il-2 10./JG 51 SE Tsimelenkovo: at 200m
36
20.9.1943
6:38
Il-2 10./JG 51 E Dnipropetrovsk: at 200m
37
20.9.1943
6:40
Il-2 10./JG 51 SW Novosselka: at 200m
38
26.9.1943
8:28
Yak-1 10./JG 51 SW Novoselovka: 2.200m
39
26.9.1943
13:32
Yak-1 10./JG 51 W Orljansk: 2.300m
40
26.9.1943
13:38
Yak-1 10./JG 51 S Majalschka: 2.200m
41
26.9.1943
16:38
Yak-1 10./JG 51 E Kalinowka: 3.000m
42
26.9.1943
16:39
Yak-1 10./JG 51 N Krental: 3.000m
43
27.9.1943
6:21
LaGG-5 10./JG 51 E Aleyejevka: at 3.200m
44
27.9.1943
9:40
Yak-1 10./JG 51 N Ivanovka: at 4.000m
45
27.9.1943
16:30
P-39 10./JG 51 NW Fiefenbrunn: at 2.000m
46
30.9.1943
11:32
LaGG-5 10./JG 51 E Annovka: at 3.500m
47
1.10.1943
10:40
Yak-1 10./JG 51 SW Yakovlevka at 2.500m
48
3.10.1943
11:04
Yak-1 10./JG 51 NE Domotkan: at 500m
49
7.10.1943
10:00
Yak-9 10./JG 51 S Perewolotschnaja: at 2.000m
50
8.10.1943
15:30
Yak-9 10./JG 51 S Perevolotschnaya: at 2.500m
51
12.10.1943
12:48
Il-2 10./JG 51 E Demkino: at 800m
52
14.10.1943
8:07
Yak-1 10./JG 51 E Nikolenka: at 2.800m
53
14.10.1943
11:33
Pe-2 10./JG 51 E Studenez: at 4.000m
54
14.10.1943
11:37
Pe-2 10./JG 51 N Rasdel: at 4.000m
55
17.10.1943
10:54
Yak-1 10./JG 51 SE Zhabino: at 1.500m
56
18.10.1943
8:27
Yak-1 10./JG 51 NE Nevel: at 1.500m
57
1.11.1943
13:17
Il-2 10./JG 51 NW Bolshaya: at 50m
58
5.11.1943
11:24
LaGG-5 10./JG 51 E Udatschnaya: at 400m
59
27.11.1943
13:50
Yak-9 10./JG 51 5km SW Vesseloya
60
28.11.1943
11:10
LaGG-5 10./JG 51 49 845: at 2.500m
61
28.11.1943
13:25
Yak-9 10./JG 51 5km S Dneprovka: at 3.000m
62
12.1.1944
12:10
Il-2 10./JG 51 80 691 at 400m
63
15.1.1944
9:17
Yak-4 10./JG 51 80 661 at 600m
64
15.1.1944
9:20
Yak-4 10./JG 51 80 633 at 600m
65
15.1.1944
14:31
Il-2 10./JG 51 90 712 at 200m
66
15.1.1944
14:36
Il-2 10./JG 51 90 552 at 200m

Victories : 66
Awards : Ehrenpokal (3 April 1944)
                Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (28 January 1944)
                Ritterkreuz (9 June 1944)
Units : JG 51

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