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KIRSONS, JANIS

Janis Kirsons
  • March 9, 1902 - Born, of Latvian parents living in Russia
  • Completes his primary education in Russia.
  • 1918 - volunteers for the "Troika Regiment" and is wounded in action.
  • 1920 - returns to Latvia and enters Military College.
  • 1922 - Graduates from Military College
  • 1926 - Transfers to the Aviation Division, attends flight school.
  • August 28, 1928 - Promoted to the rank of Lt.-Capt.
  • 1931 - On the roster of the 2nd Reconnaissance Squadron.
  • Assigned the responsiblity of parachute instruction for members of his Squadron.
  • May 31, 1931 - Participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • 1940 - 1941 - (Soviet occupation) Avoids arrest and deportation to Siberia by living in the forests.
  • 1942 - (German occupation) Serves in the military, fighting the Soviets.
  • 1948 - emigrates to Venezuela
  • 1958 - emigrates to the USA, settles in Chicago, Illinois. Later moves to California.
  • Nov.12, 1968 - dies, in Long Beach, California.
    Janis Kirsons

    Sources

    - Bruvelis, Edvins Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture
    - Daugavas Vanagu Menesraksts 1968, No.1
    - Daugavas Vanagu Menesraksts 1968, No.6
    - Latvijas Kareivis May 30, 1931
    - Latvijas Kareivis June 2, 1931

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