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BRAKERIS, TEODORS

Brakeris' Military College Cadet photo
  • March 17, 1913 - Born, in Riga.
  • 1915 - his family escaped the war by going to Russia, but return after the war.
  • Served in the 2nd Ventspils infantry.
  • 1937 - entered military college
  • September 1, 1939 - graduated from military college. Rank: Lieutenant
  • Transferred to the Aviation Regiment, but was in the final class of flight school (observer) which was interrupted by the Soviet invasion.
  • 1940-41 (Soviet occupation) Served in the 24th Territorial Corps, Aviation Squadron at Gulbene.
  • June 14, 1941 - arrested and, with many other Latvians, deported to Siberia, where he eventually married.
  • 1956 - returns from Norilska, Siberia.
  • Earned his living constructing agricultural equipment.
  • 1975 - Retired
  • Prepared detailed memoirs of his time served in Siberia.
  • March 26, 1991 - Died, in Riga. Buried in Riga's Katlakalna cemetary.

Sources

- Daugavas Vanagu Menesraksts 1991, No.5
- Kadets No.17 (1990).
- Kadets No.18 (1991).
- Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture Edvins Bruvelis

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