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ANDERSONS, PETERIS ARTURS

Andersons
  • Born: Nov. 9, 1898, near Valka
  • Took part in the Battles for Latvian Independence, 1918-1919
  • Was wounded and, when returned to action, was assigned border guard duty
  • After the war, he became a member of the 7th Valkas' National Guard, and remained such until the Soviet invasion in WW2.
  • Further details of his military career can be found in DV Menesraksts, 1979, No.1
  • Became a member of the Valka chapter of the Latvian Aero Club
  • Completed the courses and was certified as a glider pilot and, eventually, an instructor.
  • July 4, 1935 - Built his own glider, named "Ziemelnieks"
  • After the war, he went to England and eventually to Brampton, Canada.

Sources

- Daugavas Vanagu Menesraksts 1979, No.1

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