Bekmanis Album

Edvins Bekmanis Album—Newspaper Clippings, Death Notices

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Obituary article, Bekmanis is pictured with a piece of wing ribbing for the aircraft he was constructing. (Bekmanis album)
Ozolins and Bekmanis take off just before 4:00pm from the Liepaja aerodrome in their KOD-1 and crash in Krotes parish in the meadows of the Strautins property. A fact finding commission will investigate the cause for the catastrophe. (Bekmanis album)
The KOD-1 was completely destroyed in the crash (at 4:30pm, after half an hour flight). Ozolins' and Bekmanis' bodies were buried in the wreckage. The plane crashed with such force that the engine buried itself deep in the ground. (Bekmanis album)
Ozolins had successfully completed the recent flight around Latvia in the ill-fated KOD-1. The plane had descended straight down at the time of the crash, the engine buried nearly a meter into the ground. The plane was destroyed so completely that it was impossible to identify the reason for the crash. (Bekmanis album)
Announcement that Ozolins and Bekmanis will be buried in Meza Kapi (Forest Cemetery) in Riga after lying in state at the Archbishop Cathedral with an Aizsargi honor guard. Both had attended the Liepaja State Technical School. (Bekmanis album)
News that Ozolins and Bekmanis had been buried the day prior after a funeral service conducted by E. Stange. They were euologized by K. Prauls and J. Erglis. (Bekmanis album)
News that Ozolins and Bekmanis had been buried the day prior, eulogized by K. Prauls, J. Erglis and R. Kandis. (Bekmanis album)
Anticipated funeral arrangements: their remains to be transported from the city morgue to Annas Church, then by train to Riga and Maras Church and eventually to Meza Kapi for burial. Ozolins expired shortly after being pulled from the wreckage, barely alive. Bekmanis body was found only as the airplane wreckage was being pulled apart. (Bekmanis album)
Bekmanis' death announcement, “Our dearest son...” (Bekmanis album)
Ozolins and Bekmanis death announcement, Latvian Aviator Club, Vainode, and 17. Gliding Club. (Bekmanis album)
Ozolins and Bekmanis death announcement, Aizsargi. (Bekmanis album)
Ozolins and Bekmanis death announcement, Liepaja Aizsargi. (Bekmanis album)
Ozolins and Bekmanis death announcement, Liepaja State Technical School. (Bekmanis album)
Bekmanis death announcement, Liepaja State Technical School, Bekmanis' teachers and classmates. (Bekmanis album)
Bekmanis death announcement, 87th Aviation Company. (Bekmanis album)
Ozolins and Bekmanis death announcement, Aisargi. (Bekmanis album)

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