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ZARINS, JANIS

Zarins' Military College Cadet photo
  • 1933 - enrolls in Military College
  • 1935 - graduates from Military College
  • 1939 - transfers to the Aviation Regiment, but his flight school training is disrupted by the Soviet Occupation.
  • 1941-1941 - serves in the Latvian Squadron of the Soviet 24th Territorial Corps, based at Gulbene and flying SV-5s.
  • June 14, 1941 - arrested and deported to Siberia.
  • Many years later he is released from Siberia and settles in Rauna, Latvija.

    Sources

    - Bruvelis, Edvins Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture
    - Daugavas Vanagu Menesraksts, 1983, No 5 pg. 31 [K.Krastins]
    - Daugavas Vanagu Menesraksts, 1983, No.6 pg. 30 [Millers]
    - Daugavas Vanagu Menesraksts, 1979 No.4 pg. 21 [K.Krastins]
    - Hazners & Berzins (ed) Latviesu Karavirs Otra Pasaules Kara Laika Vol.7 pg.27,
         33, 34, 73
    - Kadets No.8, 1979.
    - Kadets No.14, 1985.
    - Silgailis, A. Latviesu Legions, pg. 226


    There is some uncertainty if Janis Zarins might not be aka Aleksandrs Zarins.
    - Krastins says it is Janis (separate)
    - Hazners describes Zarins as dizkareivis - therefore, not the Military college grad
    - Aside from the big list, Bruvelis makes no mention of J.

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