Alksnis Yakov Ivanovich( The activity of the Air Force, commander of rank 2)
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Biography Alksnis Yakov Ivanovich
Alksnis Yakov Ivanovich (Jekabs Astrov) (26.01.1897, Lifland province - 28/07/1938), figure of the Air Force, commander of rank 2 (1935). The son of a laborer. Educated at military school in Odessa (1917), the Military Academy of Red Army (1924). In 1916 he joined the RSDLP, Bolshevik. In 1917, drafted into the army, actively engaged in the Bolshevik propaganda in the army. In May 1919 joined the Red Army. During the Civil War Orlovsky Provincial Military Commissar. In Sept. .- Oct.. 1919 Commissioner 55 th Infantry Division, which was completely destroyed under the Eagle. Then, the military commissar of the Don region, pom. Orel Military District Commander. In 1924-26 beginning. and the Commissioner of the Office of the device and service troops. One of the founders and organizers of the Soviet Air Force. Since 1926, Deputy. beg., beginning in 1931. Red Army Air Force. On 27/01/1937 at the same time deputy. Commissar of Defense of the USSR on Air. Since 1937 member of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. He was a member of the Special Bench, which 11/06/1937 sentenced to death by a group of generals led by MN. Tukhachevsky, I.E. Yakir, п?.п?. Uborevich etc.. 23/11/1937 arrested as the leader of the Latvian fascist organization ". The reason for his arrest in t.ch. are testimony to the investigation Corps Commander FA. Ingaunisa, commander of the Air Force a separate Far Eastern Army. The investigation of Alksnis applied beatings and torture. Pleaded guilty and sentenced on 28/07/1938 to death. Shot. In 1957, rehabilitated.