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LINDBERGS, JANIS

Lindbergs
  • Dec.13, 1888 - Born, in Leilstraupe
  • Attended St.Petersburg University, studying physics, mathematics and, later, medicine.
  • Nov.1, 1914 - called into the Russian military and assigned to the 1st Petrograd Aviation Guard.
  • briefly attended theoretical studies related to shipbuilding
  • April, 1915 - attended Sevastopol flight school
  • Dec. 20, 1915 - graduated as a fully qualified pilot
  • Jan.30, 1916 - assigned to the Black Sea naval aviation squadron
  • served as his unit's technical advisor, being responsible for inspecting all aircraft and engines prior to their acceptance by the unit.
  • Nov. 15, 1918 - called to serve in Kolchak's army as a naval pilot and, later, commander of his unit.
  • 1920 - returns to Latvia and joins the technical division in the new military. For awhile he is a technical instructor in the aviation division.
  • Dec. 13, 1922 - Named commander of the Naval Aviation Division (Rank: Captain)
  • May 30, 1923 - Jevlampjevs replaces Lindberg as Commander of Naval Aviation.
  • July 10, 1923 - Released from military service (until 1931 when he took commande of the Aizsargu Aviacija)
  • 1924 - The Latvian Aero Club is formed, with Lindbergs as its first president.
  • Sept. 1925 - now demobilized from the military, Lindbergs becomes involved in civil aviation.
  • 1931-Dec.29, 1936 - serves as the first head of the Aizsargu Aviacija.
  • August 18, 1934 - Participates in the Aviation Festival at Kuldiga.
  • June 21, 1936 - Participates in the Aviation Festival at Valmiera.
  • July 7, 1936 - Participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • July 12, 1936 - Participates in the Aviation Festival at Kuldiga.
  • 1950-1956 - Soviets deport him to Siberia.
  • Nov.1, 1966 - dies in Latvia, in a psychiatric hospital.


    Sources
    - Andersons, E. Latvijas Brunotie Speki, pg. 428
    - Aviacijas Svetku (1935) Programma, pg.5
    - Bruvelis, E. Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture
    - Humberstone, R (ed) Latvian Air Force 1918-1940 pg.42
    - Irbitis, K. Of Struggle and Flight
    - Latvijas Aviacijas Fonda Avize, No.6, Oct. 16, 1991, pg.3
    - Latvijas Kareivis August 21, 1934
    - Latvijas Kareivis 1937-01-14
    - Prieditis, Erichs Eriks - Latvijas Kara Flote, pg 66, 75
    - Sparnota Latvija, No. 7 (Jan.1935) pg. 186, 190, 192
    - Sparnota Latvija, No.24 (Jun 1936) pg.742
    - Sparnota Latvija, No.31 (Jan 1937) pg.21
    - Sparnota Latvija, No.59 (May 1939) pg.143
    - Sparnota Latvija, No.60 (June 1939) pg.195
    - Sparnota Latvija, No.8 (Feb 1935) pg. 207, 227
    - Subota, Sandra Aviacijas Attistiba Latvija, pg. 11

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