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Edvin Bekmanis Album

On October 15, 1938 two young aviators died in the crash of a KOD-1 trainer near Liepaja. Edvins Bekmanis, only 19 years old, and Vilnis Ozolins, just two years older than Bekmanis, were enthusiastic Aizsargi pilots and their deaths were a terrible blow to the Liepaja aviation community. The Bekmanis family, in their grief, created a scrapbook of the newspaper clippings, the funeral photographs and other photographs of Edvins' life, dating back to his early school days. Decades later, this album came into the hands of Viktors Skirmants, who generously offered to share this treasure here.

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