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HOMAGE TO THE HEROES OF THE BATTLE DE ZARUMILLA 1941


23 DE JULY - DAY OF THE HERO CAPTAIN FAP JOSÉ ABELARDO QUIÑONES

José Abelardo Quiñones, was born in the peruto of Pimentel April of 1914, 22 being son of José María Quiñones Arizola and of doña María Rosa Gonzales Orrego. In 1935 it entered to the School of Aviation "Jorge Chávez" where he/she was distinguished like expert pilot, of hard and temperate nerves. It is already famous the maneuver qe carried out in the ceremony of its graduation, when passing before the tribune making a flight level with the floor with the invested (of head) airplane.

He had the mission of avoiding the transfer of Ecuadorian reservation troops to the area of combat of the battle of Zarumilla, during the military conflict of Peru with Ecuador in 1941.

The 23 of Julio 1941 having Quiñones piloteaba their monomotor of low wing NA-50-XXI-41-3 it flew integrating XKI Squadron of Hunt of the Peruvian Air force, it was alcanzao for the visible fires of the batteries of Dry Gulch, catching fire the airplane to an approximate height 1000 meters. It was hoped to see it jump in parachute, but far from it, the airplane low control, well commanded, was enfilando toward the enemy, smashing against the fire pieces and silencing them.

The Capítan FAP José Abelardo Quiñones is the symbol of more valuable heroism of FAP and admired by all the Peruvians, for its desinteresa he/she surrenders in the altar of the homeland when he/she lived its youth's better years.

24 DE JULY - DAY OF THE GLORIOUS FACTS OF WEAPONS DE ZARUMILLA

Since in 1830 Ecuador it was constituted as independent State, separating Great Colombia, it was about exter their territory appealing to he/she goes on pilgrimage her desconoer idea the Peruvian sovereignty on the counties of you Knock down, Jaén and Maynas that formed and they are part of the Peruvian territory from the viceregal time, and whose situation stayed unalterable when being summed up our independence.

The Battle of Zarumilla understands the facts of weapons happened once in the border area among the 23 and the 31 of Julio 1941, that culminated with the occupation for the forces pruanas of the Ecuadorian county of The Gold, evicted the invaders.

Zamurilla allowed our soldiers to show its patriotism and anger in defense of our floor. One of the most outstanding acts was the sacrifice of the then teninte FAP José Abelardo Quiñones, in the happened combat of Dry Gulch the 23 of Julio.

The occupation of the privincia of The Gold was made to prevent the enemy to receive support from the rearguard, as well as to allow Peru a negotiation that guaranteed the respect of our rights. The cease-fire took place the 31 of Julio.

CAPTAIN POLICE ALIPIO PONCE VÁSQUEZ - I IMMOLATE IN THE MILITARY CAMPAIGN OF 1941

This valiant one Official, born in 1906 in San Lorenzo's District, county of Jauja, Dpto. of Junín, he/she began as corner Guard and it ascended until Sergeant 1ro. traveling diverse police stations of Lima and the North; then it was Cadet of the School of Official, egresando like second lieutenant in January of 1937.

When taking place the events of 1941 in the north frontier, Alipio Ponce, to the Having season, it was dedicated as Official of the Civil Watch. It participated with determination in the Battle of Zarumilla, achieving remarkable victories in the actions of weapons that culminated with the taking of Dry Gulch, Carcabón and Huabillos. It was in the taking of the position of Carcabón where Alipio Ponce, the 25 of Julio 1941, to the control of a handful of engineering soldiers and policemen of their posse, after an action of 25 minutes were only able to evict to the forces opponents, hoisting in the mast the National Flag. The following day it launched a surprising attack against the position of Huabillos that the enemy could not contain, the 11 of September of 1941 perished heroically in action of weapons, during an ambush in the Gulch of Porotillo (Ecuador), when his patrol car carried out a recognition mission.

The Congress of the Republic in merit to their heróica performance during this conflict, National Hero Not declared it by means of Law 24658, also preparing that his remains rest in the Crypt of the Heroes of the homeland.



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