1927 - completes his compulsory military service with the aviation regiment and then remains with the Regiment
as an aviation mechanic.
Spring, 1928 - selected for flight training.
August 21, 1928 - Graduates from flight school
July 30, 1929 - designated the status of first line military aviator.
1938 - appears on the roster of the 1st Fighter Squadron, flying Gloster Gladiators.
December 1940 (Soviet Occupation) - meets with Soviet aviation authorities for an interview.
1941 - Accepted to the civil transport service as a pilot. He is granted a Type-3 license, which permits
him to fly in all sorts of weather and with passengers. He is assigned to fly an S-2 flying ambulance, transporting
patients, doctors and occasionally mail and passengers.
Spring 1941 - sent on a special assignment to spread insecticide from a U-2 aircraft which had been converted
for crop dusting. This was carried out over the spruce forests at Incukalns, Vangas and Ropaza.
June 27, 1941 - with the German attack on the Soviet Union, Bergins is assigned to fly an S-2 from Riga to Russia
with a Soviet comissar as passenger.
July 2, 1941 - he is ordered to fly to Rzev. En route, with N.Vulfs in another hospital plane alongside, they come
under attack from a Russian fighter. Seeing an airfield below they both quickly land, and the fighter airplane lands
behind them. Bergins apparently gave the russian pilot an angry lecture about aircraft type recognition.
July 7, 1941 - he is assigned to Kinzala for training as a bomber pilot.
August 28, 1941 - he is transferred to the Civil Aviation section at Kazan.
September 9, 1941 - assigned as an instructor to a training squadron in the Russian steppes.
March 1943 - assigned to the Latvian night bomber unit, being formed in Zolina. Eventually, he becomes
a flight commander with their second squadron.
October 8, 1943 - Bergins is temporarily seconded to 661 Squadron to add extra aircraft for a particularly large bombing mission. His
observer on this mission was Capt.Harcihins, and apparently they had some disagreement about details of the mission.
After the war, Bergins was employed as a despatcher at Spilve.
- Briedis, Emils Latviesa Stasts
- Briedis, Emils in Latvijas Aviacijas Fonda Avize, No.7, October 31, 1991.
- Bruvelis, Edvins Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture
- V.Skirmants Photo Collection