Aviators
M

MAISINS, JANIS

  • 1926 - graduates from flight school. Rank: Sargeant
  • December 1929 - checked out on the new Bristol Bulldogs.
  • March 1930 - on the roster of the 1st Fighter Squadron
  • May 25, 1930 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • 1930 - promoted to the rank of 1st Sargeant
  • March 1931 - on the roster of the 2nd Fighter Squadron
  • May 31, 1931 - Participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • June 5, 1932 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • August 1932 - on the roster of the 1st Fighter Squadron
  • May 28, 1933 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • August 1933 - on the roster of the 1st Fighter Squadron
  • September 9, 1934 - Participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • June 29-24, 1935 - participates in the goodwill flight to Lithuania.
  • July 9, 1935 - when new student pilots make their first solo flight, Maisins is responsible for distributing their shoulder wings. On this date, he attended the first solo flight of Emils Briedis, among others.
  • August 21, 1938 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • October 1938 - on the roster of the 1st Fighter Squadron, flying Gloster Gladiators. Rank: Lieutenant
  • September 1939 - on the roster of the 1st Fighter Squadron, responsible for the Squadron's mechanics.
  • 1944 (German Occupation) - served with NSG 12, the Latvian unit within the Luftwaffe. He flew with the 2nd Squadron and completed nearly 150 sorties. Rank: 1st Lieutenant.
  • After the war emigrated to Australia.

    Sources

    - Aviacijas Svetki (1932) Programma, pg.9
    - Aviacijas Svetki (1935) Programma, pg.10
    - Briedis, E. Latviesa Stasts, pg. 89, 111
    - Bruvelis, E. Latviesu Legionari, pg. 199
    - Bruvelis, E. Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture
    - Hazners & Berzins (ed) LKOPKL Vol.7 pg.40
    - Latvijas Kareivis, May 22, 1930
    - Latvijas Kareivis May 30, 1931
    - Latvijas Kareivis June 2, 1931
    - Latvijas Kareivis, Sept.5, 1934
    - Latvijas Kareivis, Sept.11, 1934
    - Loza & Ozolins, Latviesu Lidotaji Vol.2, pg. 15, 22
    - Sparnota Latvija, No.61 (July 1939) pg.247

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