Aviators
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DANDERS, ALFREDS

Danders
  • August 17, 1906 - born, in Konu pagasts (Latvia)
  • February 25, 1927 - begins to serve his military obligation.
  • March 1, 1927 - assigned to the Aviation Regiment.
  • 1928 - graduates from aviation school (mechanic, 1st class).
  • October 5, 1928 - extends his term in the military and is assigned as a mechanic to the 1st Fighter Squadron.
  • 1934 - assigned to the Sport flyer training program in Riga.
  • December 4, 1936 - a member of the second graduating class of sport fliers trained in the Riga flight school.
  • Assigned, as a pilot, to the 1st Fighter Squadron.
  • December 3, 1936 - dies, in the crash of Bristol Bulldog #78 while practicing aerobatics over Mezaparks, in Riga. His aircraft went into a spin from which he was unable to recover. Noting his short initial flight training it has been suggested that inadequate training and preparation was a major factor in his crash..
  • He is laid to rest in the Mezu Kapi cemetary, Riga.

Sources

- Briedis, E. Latviesa Stasts, pg. 112
- Bruvelis, EdvinsLatvijas Aviacijas Vesture
- Sparnota Latvija No.30 (Dec 1936)

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