Aviators
U

UDENTINS, JANIS

Janis Udentins
  • November 24, 1899 - Born, in Liezeres pag.
  • 1920 - enrolled in military college.
  • Served with the 7th Sigulda Infantry
  • Transferred to the Aviation Division
  • 1927 - Graduates from flight school (pilot) Rank: Lieutenant
  • August 28, 1928 - Promoted to the rank of Captain.
  • December 1929 - his unit receives the new Bristol Bulldogs, recently purchased from England.
  • 1930 - on the roster of the 1st Fighter Squadron
  • 1931 - on the roster of the 1st Fighter Squadron
  • 1932 - has a bad landing in a Fiat CR.1 and flips it on its back.
  • May 28, 1933 - Participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • November 16, 1933 - crashes Martinsyde ADC.1 #66.
  • 1935 - once again, has problems landing a Fiat CR.1 and flips it over.
  • 1937 - completes advanced officer training.
  • October 1938 - Member of the 3rd Fighter Squadron.
  • Assigned to the Technical Division HQ.
  • Assigned as adjutant to the Aviation Regiment commander.
  • June 7, 1939 - As part of the Aviation Regiment's 20th anniversary, he is awarded the Order of Viesturs, 4th class, with swords.
  • 1943 - (German occupation) - Served with the Luftwaffe Legion Lettland
  • 1948 - emigrates from Germany to England, living in Rochford, then Manchester.
  • May 31, 1988 - Died, in Hereford, England

    Sources

    - Daugavas Vanagu Menesraksts 1964, No.6
    - Daugavas Vanagu Menesraksts 1988, No.4
    - Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture Edvins Bruvelis
    - Sparnota Latvija No. 61, July 1939, pg.247

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