Person - Arrillaga López, Enrique (1884-1972)

Arrillaga López, Enrique (1884-1972)

Identification

Type:

Person

Preferred form:

Arrillaga López, Enrique (1884-1972)

Fechas de existencia:

Madrid (España)  1884-05-20 - Madrid (España)  1972-12-28

History:

Spanish military engineer, Colonel of Invalids, and aviator.

Son of Francisco Arrillaga Garro and of Enriqueta López Puigcerver. In 1900 he joined the Military Academy of Engineers of Guadalajara. During his studies in this academy, he was promoted to second lieutenant (1903) and after finishing his studies to first lieutenant Engineers (1905). His first destination was the 4th Railway Battalion Company, where he held the position of teacher of the Escuela de Guardavías y Obreros de Vía and teacher of the Escuela de Tracción. In 1908, after participating as the spokesman in the council of the Real Federación Colombófila, he took part in the tasks of his battalion in the railways from Madrid to San Martín de Valdeiglesias that were in construction. That year he left that position and entered the Escuela Práctica de las Tropas afectas al Servicio de Aerostación y Alumbrado en Campaña and became a free balloon pilot. In 1911 he was promoted to Captain for his seniority and destinated to the mixed Regiment of Engineers of Madrid, where he was part of the Comisión de Experiencia del Material de Ingenieros, in which they experimented with aeroplanes. Thus, He along with the captains Kindelán and Herrera and the lieutenants Barrón Ramos de Sotomayor and Ortiz de Echagüe became a member of the first Spanish group of aeroplane pilots. After his recognition as a pilot by the Aeronautica Española, he did experimental flights in aeroplanes and in balloons in which he had minor accidents until the one he suffered at the end of 1911 that caused that he stayed at the Military Hospital for brain damage. Due to his convalescence, he was retired from piloting and in 1912 was destinated to the 2nd Regiment of Sappers and Minelayers as a teacher. Finally, in 1916 he joined the Invalid Corps (later called Mutilados de Guerra), where he was promoted to commander in 1919 and to Colonel in 1927. He died in Madrid in 1972 due to the aftermath of his aviation accidents becoming the first victim of the Spanish Military Aviation.

In 1935 he wrote a monography entitled "Un general español del siglo XVII: Don José de Garro".

Context:

Entre los años 1940 y 1943 acudió al Archivo Histórico Nacional (A.H.N.) de Madrid para investigar en la sección de Órdenes Militares.

Places

Lugar de Nacimiento:

Madrid (España) in 1884-05-20

Lugar de Defunción:

Madrid (España) in 1972-12-28

Related Authorities

Archivo Histórico Nacional (Madrid, España)  ( Es cliente de )

Associative relations :

Herrera, Emilio (1879-1967)  ( Es colega/ amigo de )

Kindelán, Alfredo (1879-1962)  ( Es colega/ amigo de )

Ortiz Echagüe, José (1886-1980)  ( Es colega/ amigo de )

Family relationships :

Arrillaga López, Ignacio (1887-?)  - Collateral (Es hermano/a de)

Arrillaga López-Puigcerver, Manuel María (1882-1969)  - Collateral (Es hermano/a de)

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