Johann Aistleitner
Hauptmann

      Johann Aistleitner was born on 8 March 1921 at Salzburg. He joined the Luftwaffe on 23 November 1939 and commenced his flying training with Flieger-Ausbildungs-Regiment 62 at Quedlinburg. Oberfähnrich Aistleitner was posted to the JG 26 Ergänzungsstaffel to complete his flying training. Aistleitner was posted to 1./JG 26 on 1 May 1941. He gained his first victory on 17 June, when he shot down a RAF Spitfire fighter near Boulogne. On 3 May, Leutnant Aistleitner transferred to the Stabstaffel of III./JG 26. By the end of 1942, Aistleitner had increased his victory total to 11. During September 1943, Oberleutnant Aistleitner left JG 26 to undertake a tour as an instructor and Staffelkapitän with Jagdgruppe West.

Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG 26 Hptm. Josef Priller (right) explaining a dogfight to his wingmann Lt. Johann Aistleitner.

Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG 26 Hptm. Josef Priller (right) explaining a dogfight to his wingmann Lt. Johann Aistleitner. On the rudder of Priller`s Fw 190 A-2 (W.Nr. 5310) "<< + I" are seventy-three victory bars. June, 1942.

    However, he was recalled in early December and appointed a Staffelkapitän with 5./JG 26. On 11 January 1944, he claimed two USAAF B-17 four-engine bombers shot down over the Zuider See to record his 13th and 14th, and last, victories. Hauptmann Aistleitner was shot down and killed in his Fw 190A-6 (W.Nr. 530 734) "White 9" near Montdidier-Ercheu, France on 14 January 1944 in aerial combat with P-47 fighters of the 4th Fighter Group, USAAF.
    Johann Aistleitner was credited with 14 victories. All his victories were recorded over the Western front and included two four-engine bombers.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location
Comments
1
17.6.1941
19:47
Hurricane 1./JG 26 NW Boulogne Hurricane of 56 or 242 Sqn, RAF
2
8.7.1941
6:40
Spitfire 1./JG 26 10km NW Cap Gris Nez  
3
23.7.1941
14:00
Spitfire 1./JG 26 10km W Gravelines  
4
21.8.1941
10:30
Spitfire 1./JG 26 N Calais  
5
28.2.1942
-
Spitfire 1./JG 26 20km NE Margate Spitfire of 401 Sqn, RAF
6
26.4.1942
14:35
Spitfire 1./JG 26 10-15km NW Cap Gris Nez Spitfire of 411 Sqn, RAF
7
17.5.1942
11:43
Spitfire III./JG 26 15km NW Calais Spitfire Mk. VB (BM260 RY-U) Sgt. Miroslav Borkovec of 313 Sqn, RAF
8
1.6.1942
13:51
Spitfire III./JG 26   Spitfire of 350 Sqn, RAF
9
1.6.1942
18:43
Spitfire III./JG 26    
10
27.8.1942
15:11
Spitfire III./JG 26 15km NE Cap Gris Nez  
11
29.8.1942
-
Spitfire III./JG 26 Off Cap Griz Nez  
12
3.2.1943
15:27
Hudson 8./JG 26 NW Gravelines Ventura of 464 Sqn, RAF
13
11.1.1944
13:20
B-17 5./JG 26 Zuider Zee  
14
11.1.1944
13:27
B-17 5./JG 26 Zuider Zee  

Victories : 14
Awards :
Units : JG 26

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