Gayko, Werner

Date of birth:
May 22nd, 1923 (Wehlau/Easprussia, Germany)
Date of death:
October 11th, 1994
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Werner Gayko was the son to Studienrat Paul Gayko (February 22nd, 1891 - April 16th, 1942). He was recognized for 14 air victories. After the Second World War he served with the Bundeswehr, retiring with the rank of Oberst.

Promotions:
?: Leutnant;
?: Oberleutnant;
?: Oberst (Bundeswehr)

Career:
1940: Heer;
1943: Luftwaffe;
November 25th, 1943: 7. / Jagdgeschwader 5;
July 1944: Staffelkapitän 9. / Jagdgeschwader 5;
February 1945: Staffelkapitän 5. / Jagdgeschwader 5;
March 25th, 1945: Staffelkapitän 9. / Jagdgeschwader 5.

Own aircraft (as far known):
FW 190 A-8, 9./ III./ Jagdgeschwader, WNr.737935, Weisse 1 (crashed on March 25th, 1945).

Air victories (incomplete list):
November 25th, 1943: Curtiss P-40;
April 12th, 1944: Bell Airacobra;
May 16th, 1944: Supermarine Spitfire;
May 26th, 1944: Bell Airacobra;
June 12th, 1944: Bell Airacobra;
June 17th, 1944: Curtiss P-40;
July 17th, 1944: Bell Airacobra;
August 17th, 1944: Petlyakov Pe-2;
September 7th, 1944: Lavochkin LaGG-3.

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Sources

  • Photo 1: Wilco Vermeer collection
  • Photo: Wilco Vermeer collection
  • - Wilco Vermeer archive