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CAKANOVSKIS, OTO (aka AUSTRUMS, OTO)

  • 1926 - Graduates from officer training program.
  • July 26, 1930 - graduates from flight school. Rank: 1st Lieutenant
  • May 28, 1933 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • Sept.9, 1934 - participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • 1935 - an active member of the Latvian Aero Club, he is responsible for administering the Aviation Scout program.
  • 1939 - on the roster of the 3rd Fighter Squadron, based in Riga.
  • 1940 (Soviet Occupation) - required to serve with the "Gulbene Squadron", a Latvian aviation unit within the Soviet 24th Territorial Corps.
  • June, 1941 (Soviet Occupation) - arrested and deported to Norilsk, Siberia.
  • June 1942 - Murdered by the Soviets at the Norilsk labour camp.

Sources

- Bruvelis, E. Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture
- Daugavas Vanagu Menesraksts, 1982 No.6 pg. 35
- Daugavas Vanagu Menesraksts, 1983 No.3 pg. 31
- Daugavas Vanagu Menesraksts, 1983 No.6 pg. 29
- Latvijas Kareivis, Sept.5, 1934
- Latvijas Kareivis, Sept.11, 1934
- Sparnota Latvija, No.29 (Nov 1936) pg.885

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