Gaiser, Otto

Date of birth:
October 5th, 1919 (Reutlingen/Württemberg, Germany)
Date of death:
January 22nd, 1944 (Lyuban-Leningrad Oblast/Russia, Soviet Union)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

ca.12.1942 - 10.07.1943: Unteroffizier - 10./JG 51
19.09.1943: Feldwebel - 10./JG 51
28.11.1943: Oberfeldwebel - 10./JG 51
22.01.1944: KIA – Bf 109 G-6 in combat with 4 Il-2s at low altitude over Berdichev - Ukraine, and may have been brought down by ground fire. Another version described his aircraft lost ivo Lyuban - Leningrad
28.01.1944: posthumously awarded DKG as Fw - 10./JG 51.
03.04.1944: awarded the Ehrenpokal
09.06.1944: posthumously awarded Ritterkreuz as Ofw - 10./JG 51

Posthumously promoted to Leutnant and credited with ca.380 combat missions and 66 air victories.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
10. Staffel, IV. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
January 28th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, 10. Staffel, IV. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
April 3rd, 1944
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, 10. Staffel, IV. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
June 9th, 1944
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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