- September 7, 1894 - Born, near Valmiera (Note: Kadets, in his obituary, lists Born on Sept.7, 1899 in Vilkenes pagasts).
- 1917 - graduated from the Tiflisa war college
- June 3, 1919 - called into the Latvian army, participating in battles
as a member of the 6th Riga Infantry, and being promoted to Captain.
- Nov. 4, 1919 - with great bravery captured a German machine gun
- Nov. 22, 1919 - Distinguished himself in another battle against the
German forces (noted in his Lacplesa Order citation)
- 1921 - presented with the Lacplesis Order.
- July 18, 1921 - demobilised from the Latvian army
- Attended the University of Latvia, graduating in 1926 with a
degree in mechanical engineering.
- Dec. 18, 1926 - Joined the Aviation Division with the rank of Lt.Colonel.
- February 1927 - together with kapt. Munters they oversee the Air Division
Workshops as they prepared an SVA-10.
- 1934 - Argalis and Kandis travel to England to investigate what naval
aircraft might be suitable for Latvia's needs. The Fairey Seal was selected.
- August 7, 1935 - completes his first solo flight (in a Udet Flamingo)
- 1936 - Commander of the Technical Branch
- June 22, 1936 - qualified as an observer.
- Oct. 13, 1936 - Argalis leads a delegation to Belgium to inspect and
accept 10 Stampe & Vertongen SV5 aircraft, and he was also a member of the board
which inspected them when they arrived in Latvia.
- April 8, 1937 - Argalis is a member of the Aviation Division planning/budgeting
committee, established to set material requirements and budgets for the next two years.
- May 5 - Inspects and accepts the de Havilland DH.89s in Hatfield, England.
- June 7, 1939 - As part of the Aviation Regiment's 20th anniversary, he is awarded the Viesturs Order III Class (with swords).
- At the time just before the Soviet occupation, Argalis was the
commander of the Technical Division of the Air Force.
- 1942 - Early in the German Occupation he was responsible for technical issues regarding automobile traffic in Latvia.
- 1943 (German occupation) Called into the Latvian Legion, 15th Division.
- After the war, became a schoolteacher in Neustadt, West Germany
- 1951 - emigrates to Seattle, Washington.
- March 7, 1980 - Dies, in Seattle.
- Kadets No.9 (1980)
- Lacplesa Kara Ordena Kavalieri Ilze Antena
- Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture Edvins Bruvelis
- Latviesu Karavirs Zem Kaskrusta Karoga Igors Varpa
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