Aviators
J

JESKE, NIKOLAJS

  • 1915 - Graduates from Czarist Russian flight school (Sevastopol)
  • 1916 - serves as a flight instructor in Russian air force.
  • April 14, 1920 - joins the Latvian military, aviation section.
  • July 24, 1921 - in Sopwith Strutter #2 makes a successful forced landing near Tornkalns.
  • August 7, 1921 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • March 17, 1922 - takes part in the operation to resupply (by air) German ships locked in the ice in the Gulf of Riga.
  • April 1922 - makes a successful forced landing at Plavinas, en route to Daugavpils.
  • Briefly, during a period of transition, served as the head of the first Latvian Aero Club.
  • 1923 - Rank: Captain

    Sources

    - Briedis, E. Latviesa Stasts, pg. 101
    - Bruvelis, E. Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture

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