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JAKUBOVS, NIKOLAJS

  • Cousin of Voldemars Jakubovs.
  • November 28, 1919 - joins the Aviation Park.
  • 1923 Rank: Sargeant
  • May 17, 1923 - began flight school
  • 1924 - graduated from flight school, assigned to the naval aviation section.
  • 1924 - checks out on the Savoia S.16 flying boats.
  • 1926 - Rank: bocmanis (Boatswain)
  • September 4, 1926 - flies Savoia S.16 #3.
  • September 11, 1926 - injured when crashes (while flying as a passenger) in Savoia #3.
  • October 7, 1926 - ferries the new Fiat CR.1 from Riga to the airfield at Liepaja.
  • March 4, 1927 - with observer E.Strauja crashes IVL A.22 #13 near Sarnati.
  • December 1929 - checks out on the new Bristol Bulldogs.
  • May 25, 1930 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • June 23, 1931 - Naval fighter squadron is disbanded. Jakubovs transfers to the Aviation Regiment's 2nd Fighter Squadron.
  • 1933 - Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.
  • September 9, 1934 - Participated in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • employed as a pilot with the "Latvijas Gaisa Satiksmes Akciju Sabiedriba". (early German-Latvian airline)
  • April 5, 1937 - June 28, 1939 - Head of the Jelgava glider school.
  • July 9, 1939 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Kuldiga.
  • August 6, 1939 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Venstpils.

    Sources

    - Bruvelis, E. Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture
    - Irbitis, K. Of Struggle and Flight
    - R.Gulbis' log book
    - Latvijas Kareivis May 22, 1930
    - Latvijas Kareivis Sept.5, 1934
    - Latvijas Kareivis Sept.11, 1934
    - Sparnota Latvija, No.34 (Apr 1937) pg.122
    - Sparnota Latvija, No.62 (Aug 1939) pg.271, 272
    - Sturtivant & Page The DH4/DH9 File pg. 265, 267

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