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Many Latvians participated in Aviation-related actitivites in roles which do not receive the same high profile as aviators and aircraft designers. As I acquire information about these individuals I enter their names here - usually I have a brief biography of the individual and perhaps a photo. The interest in the details of their lives is probably limited to their descendants and serious researchers, so I have not posted them here. However, if anyone wishes to know more about any of the individuals named, please contact me at Zulis@aol.com and I will be delighted to share what I have.


Gaisa Speku Izpaligi (AA Crews and Ground Crews) and other Military Assignments

  • Abele, Edgars (Gaisa Speku izpaligos)
  • Abolins, Gunars (Gaisa Speku izpaligos)
  • Aboltins, Eduards (Gaisa Speku Izpaligs - died in Sept.19,1944 Soviet attack upon Riga)
  • Alenciks, Janis (Gaisa Speku izpaligos)
  • Alksnitis, Roberts (Gaisa Speku Izpaligs - died in Sept.19,1944 Soviet attack upon Riga)
  • Alnis, Hugo (Private, Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Andreas, Pavels (Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Apinis, Karlis (Ground support - Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Asanis, Rudolfs (German AA Unit)
  • Atkaukis, Julijs (Ground support - Latvian aviation)
  • Auskaps, Karlis (Drill instructor, Language instructor, Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Auskaps, Romans (Medical Doctor - unit medical officer, Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Auzins, Fricis (Ground support - Latvian aviation)
  • Auzins, Harijs (Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Avotins, Andrejs (German aviation)
  • Bacs (Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Balodis, Imants Gunars (Gaisa Speku izpaligos)
  • Balodis, Janis (Private, Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Bardzins, Janis (Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Bauers, Vilhelms (Private, Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Belavs, Peteris (Private, Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Bergmanis (Private, Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Berzins, Janis (Gaisa Speku Izpaligs - died in Sept.19,1944 Soviet attack upon Riga)
  • Bezdeliga, Olgerts (Gaisa Speku Izpaligs - died in Sept.19,1944 Soviet attack upon Riga)
  • Birgelis (Private, Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Bisteris, Boleslave (Latvian Aviation, radio operator)
  • Blauss (Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Blesins, Janis (Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Brikmanis, Guntars (Gaisa Speku izpaligos)
  • Bucus, Rudolfs (Latvian Aviation, naval section)
  • Celms, Vilhelms (Gaisa Speku izpaligos)
  • Cinovskis, Hermanis (Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Cirulis, Martins (Ground support - Latvian aviation)
  • Dambits, Indulis (Gaisa Speku Izpaligs - died in Sept.19,1944 Soviet attack upon Riga)
  • Darzins, Raimonds (Gaisa Speku izpaligos)
  • Dauvats, Janis (Gaisa Speku Izpaligs - died in Sept.19,1944 Soviet attack upon Riga)
  • Dinbergs, Kornelijs (Gaisa Speku izpaligos - Italija)
  • Dirikis, Eduards (Ground support - Latvian aviation)
  • Dislers, Paulis (Latvian aviation - corporal, 1st fighter squadron ground crew)
  • Dresmanis, Voldemars (Ground support - Latvian aviation)
  • Drezins, Alfreds (VEF aviation technician)
  • Driba, Janis Voldemars (Gaisa Speku izpaligos)
  • Dumans, Juris (Gaisa Speku Izpaligs - died in Sept.19,1944 Soviet attack upon Riga)
  • Eglite, Olgerts (Gaisa Speku Izpaligs - died in Sept.19,1944 Soviet attack upon Riga)
  • Ernests, Karlis (Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Esmanis, Vilis (German military - Anti Aircraft crew 385th Division and 37th Division)
  • Evele, Vitauts (Gaisa Speku Izpaligs - died in Sept.19,1944 Soviet attack upon Riga)
  • Feldmanis, Arvids (Private, Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Freivalds, Herberts (Gaisa Speku Izpaligs - died in Sept.19,1944 Soviet attack upon Riga)
  • Goldmanis, Rudolfs (Gaisa Speku izpaligos)
  • Grigorciks, Viktors (Private, Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Grinfelds, Elmars (Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Grinvalds, Janis (German paratroop support in Italy)
  • Grundans, Stanislavs (German Anti Aircraft battery)
  • Gruzis, Gunars (Gaisa Speku izpaligos)
  • Gulans, Alfreds (Gaisa Speku izpaligos)
  • Ivanovs, Marino (Gaisa Speku Izpaligs - died in Sept.19,1944 Soviet attack upon Riga)
  • Jansons, Alfreds (Lt. Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Jansons, Rolands (Gaisa Speku Izpaligs - died in Sept.19,1944 Soviet attack upon Riga)
  • Jatnieks, Imants (Ground support - Latvian aviation)
  • Jegers, Leonids (Gaisa Speku Izpaligs - died in Sept.19,1944 Soviet attack upon Riga)
  • Jekabsons, Talivaldis (Gaisa Speku Izpaligs - died in Sept.19,1944 Soviet attack upon Riga)
  • Jeske, Hugo (Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Jurgis, Juris (Gaisa Speku izpaligos)
  • Kalejs, Ernests (Ground support - Latvian aviation)
  • Kalmitis, Janis (Gaisa Speku izpaligos)
  • Kalnins, Janis (German Anti-Aircraft Unit)
  • Karklins, Eizens (German Anti-Aircraft Unit)
  • Katais, Janis (Katajs-Paeglis)(Ground support - Latvian aviation)
  • Kaulins, Janis (Gaisa Speku Izpaligs - died in Sept.19,1944 Soviet attack upon Riga)
  • Kazanovskis (Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Kazocins, Indulis (Gaisa Speku izpaligos)
  • Kimens, Voldemars (Gaisa Speku Izpaligs - died in Sept.19,1944 Soviet attack upon Riga)
  • Kindzulis, Vladislavs (Gaisa Speku Izpaligs - died in Sept.19,1944 Soviet attack upon Riga)
  • Kirsteins, Elmars (Ground support - Latvian aviation)
  • Konstants, Laimons (Private, Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Krastins, Janis (German Anti-Aircraft Unit)
  • Krastins, Vilis (Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Krickis, Eduards (Gaisa Speku Izpaligs - died in Sept.19,1944 Soviet attack upon Riga)
  • Kronpuss, Karlis (Gaisa Speku izpaligos)
  • Krugelis, Harijs (Gaisa Speku Izpaligs - died in Sept.19,1944 Soviet attack upon Riga)
  • Krumins, Aleksandrs (Gaisa Speku izpaligos)
  • Krumins, Janis (Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Krums, Alfreds (German military - aviation unit, radio operator)
  • Kuive, Rolands (Gaisa Speku Izpaligs - died in Sept.19,1944 Soviet attack upon Riga)
  • Kupcs (Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Kursinskis, Alfreds (Private, German Anti-Aircraft Unit)
  • Lacis, Imants (Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Lackajs, Vitalijs (Gaisa Speku izpaligos)
  • Lasmanis, Alfreds (Ground support - Latvian aviation)
  • Leimanis, Edvins (Ground support - Latvian aviation)
  • Lemanis, Valfrids (Ground support - Latvian aviation)
  • Liberts, Edgars (Gaisa Speku Izpaligs - died in Sept.19,1944 Soviet attack upon Riga)
  • Liegis, Alfreds (German Anti-Aircraft Unit)
  • Lielups, Laimons Olgerts (German Aviation - Aircraft tech inspector)
  • Lorencis, Augusts (Latvian ground crew, Krustpils)
  • Lusis, Janis (Gaisa Speku Izpaligs - died in Sept.19,1944 Soviet attack upon Riga)
  • Mednis, Elmars (Ground support - Latvian unit in the Luftwaffe)
  • Mezulis, Voldemars (Gaisa Speku Izpaligs - died in Sept.19,1944 Soviet attack upon Riga)
  • Mikelsons, Uldis (Gaisa Speku Izpaligs - died in Sept.19,1944 Soviet attack upon Riga)
  • Mikelsons, Vilhelms (Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Misins, Talivaldis (Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Mitrevics (Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Namnieks, Eriks (Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Nareiko, Roberts (Gaisa Speku Izpaligos - AA Unit)
  • Narnickis, Juris (Gaisa Speku Izpaligos - AA Unit)
  • Nerings, Egons (Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Noreiko (German AA Unit)
  • Obolevics, Vitolds (Gaisa Speku izpaligu Instructor in Czechoslovakia)
  • Oldermanis, Janis (Gaisa Speku Izpaligs - died in Sept.19,1944 Soviet attack upon Riga)
  • Osis, Aleksandrs (Latvian aviation, then German military - supply officer)
  • Ozolins, Hugo (Latvian aviation, Aizsargi, and LAK)
  • Ozols, Adolfs (Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Ozols, Vilnis (Gaisa Speku izpaligos)
  • Paeglitis, Janis (Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Pastars, Aleksandrs (Gaisa Speku izpaligos)
  • Petersons, Janis (Latvian naval aviation)
  • Pikelis, Eduards (Gaisa Speku izpaligos)
  • Pirtnieks, Bruno (Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Pocs, Julijs (German military - AA crew stationed at Riga, then Tukums)
  • Pomeris, Janis (German AA Unit)
  • Prieditis, Janis (Gaisa Speku izpaligos and Berg batallion)
  • Prieditis, Karlis (Gaisa Speku Izpaligs - died in Sept.19,1944 Soviet attack upon Riga)
  • Prizgolovskis (Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Pulcins, Edmunds (Gaisa Speku izpaligos)
  • Purins, Janis (German 506th AA Unit)
  • Putnins, Karlis (Gaisa Speku Izpaligs - died in Sept.19,1944 Soviet attack upon Riga)
  • Radaliska, Janis (Ground support - Latvian aviation)
  • Renge-Rengitis, Davids (Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Rijkuris, Eriks (German AA Unit)
  • Rika (German AA Unit)
  • Rils, Leonids (German AA Unit)
  • Rinkis, Ivars (Gaisa Speku Izpaligs - died in Sept.19,1944 Soviet attack upon Riga)
  • Robachs, Fricis (Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Rode, Aleksandrs (Lt., Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Roze, Alberts (Gaisa Speku izpaligos)
  • Rumpeteris, Visvaldis (Gaisa Speku izpaligos)
  • Rusko, Jazeps (German military - AA battery instructor)
  • Saudins (Private, Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Sedelnieks, Atis (Gaisa Speku Izpaligos, AA Unit)
  • Senfelds, Emils (Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Sens, Fricis (Gaisa Speku Izpaligs - died in Sept.19,1944 Soviet attack upon Riga)
  • Skerskans, Peteris (Radio operator - Latvian aviation)
  • Skirpans, Janis (Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Skreitulis, Haralds (Gaisa Speku izpaligos)
  • Skujins, Imants (Gaisa Speku Izpaligs - died in Sept.19,1944 Soviet attack upon Riga)
  • Slavinskis, Alberts (Private, Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Smilga, Peteris (Gaisa Speku izpaligos)
  • Smits, Karlis (Gaisa Speku Izpaligs - died in Sept.19,1944 Soviet attack upon Riga)
  • Stabins, Imants (Gaisa Speku Izpaligs - died in Sept.19,1944 Soviet attack upon Riga)
  • Stepulans, Antons (Gaisa Speku Izpaligos - AA Unit)
  • Strazds (Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Strods (Private, Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Students, Edgards (Corporal, Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Sturis (Private, Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Sturitis, Karlis (Gaisa Speku Izpaligs - died in Sept.19,1944 Soviet attack upon Riga)
  • Sulutaurs, Raimonds (Gaisa Speku Izpaligos - AA Unit)
  • Sveics, Oskars (German AA Unit)
  • Svikis, Andrejs (Gaisa Speku Izpaligs - died in Sept.19,1944 Soviet attack upon Riga)
  • Traubergs, Gunivaldis (Private, Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Tupins (Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Ulmanis, Eizens (Private, Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Upitis, Augusts (Photo Section, Latvian aviation)
  • Usins, Laimonis (Luftwaffe Legion Lettland)
  • Vainovskis, Heinrichs (Gaisa Speku Izpaligos - AA Unit)
  • Velvelis, Capt. Rudolfs (Ground support - Latvian aviation)
  • Vikentjevs, Viktors (Gaisa Speku Izpaligos - AA Unit)
  • Vitenbergs, Arvids (Latvian Anti Aircraft unit)
  • Vitins, Peteris (Anti Aircraft gunner in the Latvian Legion)
  • Vitolins, Arnolds (Gaisa Speku Izpaligs - died in Sept.19,1944 Soviet attack upon Riga)
  • Zarums, Osvalds (1st Lt., AA Unit)
  • Zeibots, Janis (Gaisa Speku Izpaligos - AA Unit)
  • Zelgis, Jekabs (German AA Unit)
  • Zigurs, Alfreds (Gaisa Speku izpaligos)
  • Zile, Arvids (German Anti Aircraft battery)
  • Zubans, Aleksandrs (Private, German AA Unit)
  • Zunde, Viktors (Gaisa Speku Izpaligs - died in Sept.19,1944 Soviet attack upon Riga)
  • Zvirgzdins, Adolfs (Gaisa Speku Izpaligs - died in Sept.19,1944 Soviet attack upon Riga)


Sport Aviators

  • Belkovskis, Stanislavs
  • Eglitis, Janis
  • Malnacs, Francis
  • Ozolins, Hugo


Others

  • Krums, Alfreds (assigned to a work camp in Germany, assembling military aircraft radios)
  • Mikelsons, Peteris (employed in German aircraft factories in Pozen and Berlin)
  • Rozentals, Ojars (employed by aviation firm "Hugo Heine" in Riga, then Messerschmidt in Bavaria)
  • Smits, Janis (engineer involved in building aeordrome at Gulbene)
  • Strods-Plenciniks, Konstantins (employed in an aircraft factory in Germany)
  • Veveris, Aleksandrs (Aviation journalist)


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