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ANDERSONS, BRONISLAVS

Bronislavs Andersons
  • Born, July 28, 1915.
  • Sept. 1, 1939 - Graduated from military college (the eve of WW2)
  • Assigned to the Zemgale artillery.
  • Transferred to the Aviation Division
  • September 1940 - Graduated from flight school (observer). His training was interrupted by the Soviet occupation, and the last part of his training was theoretical, with no training flights permitted.
  • During Soviet occupation, conscripted into a Red artillery unit. Deserts from this unit as it is withdrawn towards the Soviet Union when the Germans attack from the west.
  • 1941 - Joins the Aperata partisan group
  • (German occupation) Member of the Railway Police
  • Enrolls in Latvian University, engineering faculty.
  • 1943 - Serves in the Latvian Legion, 15th division, artillery unit
  • When the Germans began to establish Latvian aviatiion units, he attended the school at Grobini and graduated as a pilot.
  • 1944 - When the aviation unit disbands, he is transferred to an artillery unit.
  • Wounded and sent to a hospital in Germany.
  • Transferred to Dresden. Fought the Russian and Czech partisans to make his way to the American sector, where he surrendered.
Andersons' Military College
Cadet photo
  • As a refugee, stayed first in Hamburg, then Falkenberg.
  • 1947 - Emigrates to England.
  • 1953 - Emigrates to Adelaide, Australia.
  • Graduates from the Australian Technical Institute, Naval Navigation program.

Sources

- Daugavas Vanagu Menesraksts 1970, No.3
- Daugavas Vanagu Menesraksts 1980, No.6
- Kadets No.17 (1990)

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