Aviators
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DAIGA, JANIS

Daiga's Military College Cadet photo
  • Served with the Vidzemes Artillery Regiment.
  • September, 1938 - graduates from Military College. Rank: Lieutenant.
  • June 1944 (German occupation) - completes training at the Liepaja-Grobini school and is transferred to the 1st Squadron of NSG 12 (Latvian night bomber unit in the Luftwaffe).
  • August, 1944 - Failed to return from a combat mission over Aluksne. Later, the Germans found the aircraft, with a body buried nearby, later identified as Daiga. It is believed that he survived the forced landing but was subsequently murdered by pro-Soviet partisans. Lt. Daiga was laid to rest near Aluksne.

Sources

- Bruvelis, Edvins Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture
- Daugavas Vanagu Menesraksts 1969, No.2 pg.18 [Rucels]
- Daugavas Vanagu Menesraksts, 1975 No.1 pg. 17 [Millers]
- Daugavas Vanagu Menesraksts, 1979 No.4 pg. 21 [K.Krastins]
- Hazners & Berzins (ed) Latviesu Karavirs Otra Pasaules Kara Laika Vol.7 pg.27,
    &nbsp33, 34, 73
- Kadets No.8, 1979.
- Kadets No.14, 1985.
- Silgailis, A. Latviesu Legions, pg. 226

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