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BITTE, EDVINS

Edvins Bitte
  • August 11, 1897 - Born, Skultes pag.
  • Graduated from military college in Russia.
  • 1916 - is transferred to the aviation division as an airborne observer/artillery spotter (22nd Corps)
  • February 23, 1917 - transferred to Sevastopol flight school for pilot training.
  • August, 1917 - graduates from flight school, flying a Farman 22 and the Morane Type G.
  • October 20, 1917 - graduates from advanced (fighter) flight school, flying Nieuports. Assigned to a unit in southern Russia.
  • After the October revolution, be briefly continues to fly for the Bolsheviks.
  • October 27, 1917 - he and his aicraft flew over to the white russian side. He is assigned to the 1st Don aviation group.
  • Promoted to the rank of HQ Captain (the rank equivalent to Major in the Latvian forces)
  • Saw action vs the Austro-Hungarians, Germans and Bolsheviks.
  • 1922 - returns to Latvia and joins the Aviation Division.
  • 1923 - Feb.1924 - Commander of the Flight School's pilot section.

Bitte Funeral

Bitte Funeral
Bitte Funeral

Sources

- Bruvelis, Edvins Latvija Aviacijas Vesture
- Kuldigas Vestnesis March 28, 1924.
- Kurzemes Vards March 1, 1924.
- Kurzemes Vards March 4, 1924.
- Kurzemes Vards March 6, 1924.

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